Working to Provide Better Future for Children: PM

On Sunday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government is working tirelessly to provide children with a better future so that they could become the country's leaders.

"In the coming days, every child will be the steersmen of the nation by having the right education. They're going to live a beautiful life. We're trying to keep that as our aim," she said.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing a program that practically marks the anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Russel, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's father's youngest brother, from her official residence in Ganobhaban, reports UNB.

The programme was arranged by Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).

Sheikh Hasina said that the country's children will be patriotic, decent people, worthy citizens, serve people and educate themselves with modern education.

She said that this is really traumatic for the kids, talking about the coronavirus pandemic that forced the schools to shut down.

She instructed the kids to continue their studies with the utmost care at home, and other activities so that they can enter without a hitch once the schools open.

In this respect, she urged everyone to pay due attention.

Sheikh Hasina asked the guardians to look after their children's studies as well as to ensure their sports and exercise.

She also asked all to wear the mask in any crowded area and follow the health safety measures.

Also speaking on the program were Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad President Raquibur Rahman and a little boy named Nil Kabyo.

Earlier, the PM opened the screening of 'Bubur Desh' (Sheikh Russel's animated documentary), unveiled the cover of a book entitled 'Sheikh Russel Amader Abeg, Amader Valobasha' (Sheikh Russell's life book), and unveiled Sheikh Russel's mural and inaugurated 'Shahid Sheikh Russel' at the University Laboratory School and College.

She also watched a video of Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad 's activities, unveiled the cover of a book entitled Smritir Patay Sheikh Russel, distributed prizes among the SSC GPA-5 holders, scholarships and laptops among the poor and deserving students.

Russel, the youngest brother of Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18, 1964, at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975, along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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