Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she considered the people’s power as her supreme strength that had driven her to construct the much-hyped Padma Bridge, promising to work for welfare of the nation alongside giving an improved life to the next generation even by risking her life.
“Many knowledgeable and intelligent personalities of the country had said the construction of Padma Bridge was impossible with own finance. How have we built the Padma Bridge with self-finance? I have done it as you, the people of Bangladesh have supported me and you stand beside me. And I believe that the power of the people is the supreme strength,” she said.
She was addressing a mammoth gathering of around 10 lakh people who waited for hours to welcome and listen to their leader and architect of the Padma Bridge at Kathalbari under Shibchar Upazila of Madaripur district.
The Premier said they have given a befitting reply to the conspirators by constructing the Padma Multipurpose Bridge with self-finance.
“We’re giving an apt reply to those, who created impediments, by constructing the Padma Bridge with own funding demonstrating that Bangladesh can do,” she said.
Before joining rally, the Prime Minister formally opened the Padma Bridge, the dream of millions, at Mawa, Munshiganj end by unveiling the inaugural plaque and mural-1. She later unveiled another plaque and mural-2 at Jajira, Shariatpur point.
At the rally, her first public appearance in the south-western part of the country since late 2018, Sheikh Hasina, also president of the Awami League said that she would work for the development of the people of the country and ensure an improved and prosperous life for the next generation.
“My only target is to ensure improved life for the next generation. Today, we have managed food, power and accommodation for the homeless and landless people and made Bangladesh digitized. I will ensure more improved life for our children. Today, this is my promise to you all,” she said.
The Prime Minister said she has got affection and love of father, mother and brothers after losing them, adding, “I am beside you to establish your rights, to change your fate and I am ready to make any sacrifice in doing so. And I will give up my life for you if required.” Daughter of the Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders Saima Wazed was present on the stage.