Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) personnel to make collective efforts for continuing the pace of advancement to transform Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country by 2041.
“I want all of you to work together to keep running the country’s development spree,” she said while addressing as the chief guest the 42nd Ansar and VDP National Rally-2022.
She virtually joined the rally held at Ansar and VDP’s academy in Shafipur of Gazipur from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.
She said that Bangladesh’s per capita income and GDP have increased and its economy has strengthened despite the Covid-19 pandemic has stalled the global economy.
“You (Ansar member) have significant contributions to each of the fronts (growth in per capita income and GDP and other economical sides). We want all of you to work collectively,” she continued.
Mentioning that peace is the prerequisite for the development, the prime minister said the members of Ansar and VDP have been working to ensure tranquility referring to their engagement in mega projects like the Padma Bridge, Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, Karnaphuli Tunnel, metro rails and others.
She also said the newly formed Ansar Guard Battalion has been working to ensure security of diplomats, country’s important personalities alongside safeguarding the diplomatic enclaves.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Public Security Division Senior Secretary Md Akhter Hossain spoke on the occasion while Director General of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Major General Mizanur Rahman Shameem gave the welcome address.
On behalf of the prime minister, the home minister handed over different medals to 162 Ansar members for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields.
The premier also witnessed a spectacular parade of a smartly-turned out contingent of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP.