President Abdul Hamid has urged all, irrespective of party affiliations and opinions, to give priority to national interest to boost the country’s development and progress in all sectors.
“All should remain alert so that no person or quarter or any party interest can hinder the national interest,” the President said on Monday at a a function at Bajitpur College in Kishoreganj marking its golden jubilee celebrations.
The President said there might be different political ideologies, which is a part of democratic system, but everybody must have the aim to ensure the welfare of the country and its people.
President Abdul Hamid stressed the need for combating corruption from all spheres of society and implementing the spirit of the Liberation War to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the common people.
“You have to hate corruption from your heart and soul in order to stop corrupt practices from the society,” the President said.
He mentioned that students were the assets of the country and they must build themselves as world citizens to face the challenges of this competitive millennium.
The President urged the students to come out from the old-thinking and enrich themselves with time-befitting ideas or notions.
“Memories still haunt me. I started my political career as a student of Gurudayal College in 1961. Since then, I got your heartfelt supports and you made me parliament member all times. In my long political career, I never gave shelter any misdeeds and compromised with evil forces,” the President said.
The President hoped that he would see a happy and prosperous ‘Sonar Bangladesh’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Freedom fighter Azizur Rahman, chairman of Bajitpur Degree College, presided over the programme.
Among others, Mohammad Afzal Hossain, MP, Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, MP, Mohammad Suhrab Uddin, MP, Kishoreganj Zila Parishad Chairman adv M Zillur Rahman, former lawmaker Manzur Ahmed Bachhu, businessman Abul Mansur Badal and acting Principal of the College AKM Mostafa Kamal were, among others, present on the occasion followed by a cultural programme.
Earlier in the day, the President laid the foundation stones of some development projects, including a memorial monument, Muktijouddha Chattar and construction work of four bridges at Bajitpur upazila on the sidelines of the Bajitpur College’s Golden Jubilee programme.
As part of his four-day visit to his hometown, Abdul Hamid will also attend a programme at Katiadi Pilot High School on Tuesday.