President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Friday urged everyone to work together regardless of party affiliation to continue the development of the country. The President made this call at a reception accorded to by Pabna Development Foundation at a hotel in the capital in the evening. President Shahabuddin was also presented with a memento on behalf of Pabna Development Foundation. Read: PM Hasina’s leadership praised at IMO for empowering women in maritime sectorIn his speech, the President highlighted his various steps and activities for the development of Pabna. He also said that everyone should work together irrespective of party affiliation for the overall development of Pabna including art, literature and culture. Highlighting the development progress of the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President Shahabuddin hoped that Bangladesh would become a prosperous and developed country in 2041 with the efforts of all. The president said that Pabna will also develop with the continuation of the country's development. Deputy speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shamsul Huq Tuku delivered his speech as special guest in the programme while general secretary of the foundation Selim Reza delivered the welcome speech. Read: President inaugurates construction of 500-bed Pabna Medical College Hospital Pabna Development Foundation Vice President Md Shafiqul Islam, Md Baby Islam, Professor Shivjit Kumar Nag, and Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Md Sabirul Islam spoke on the occasion. A documentary on the life and works of President Shahabuddin was screened and cultural program was organised followed by dinner.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Thursday inaugurated the construction work of a 500-bed Medical College Hospital in Pabna. He laid the foundation stone of the hospital on Pabna Medical College premises. Also read: President Shahabuddin exchanges views with journalists in Pabna The President said that the construction of the hospital will not only pave the way for the standard medical services but it will also be helpful for the intern doctors. He urged all concerned to extend their support for the construction of the hospital to set up a modern hospital. During the occasion, Arshad Adnan, the son of the President, and Member of Parliament Ahmed Feroz Kabir and other public representatives of the district were present. Also read: President calls for creating scopes for children to engage themselves in sports President Shahabuddin shared the background of the construction of Pabna Medical College Hospital with journalists. The President expressed his excitement to inaugurate the construction work of the hospital on the Prime Minister's birthday. Also read: President to begin his three-day visit to home district Pabna tomorrow Earlier, President Shahabuddin paid deep respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on his portrait. The President began his three-day visit to his home district Pabna on Wednesday.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin exchanged views with journalists in Pabna, including members of the Pabna Press Club, on Wednesday. In the evening, during the views exchange at the Pabna Circuit House, the president depicted the development of Pabna, including the construction of a 500-bed general hospital and the renovation of the Ichamati River. At the time, President Shahabuddin sought support from journalists to implement the projects adopted for the development of Pabna. President of Pabna Press Club ABM Fazlur Rahman and Secretary Shoikat Afroz Asad were present at the time Secretaries concerned to the president were also present. Earlier in the afternoon, President Shahabuddin arrived in Pabna on a three-day visit. Upon arriving at Pabna District Stadium by helicopter, Deputy Speaker Shamsul Haque Tuku, president's son Md Arshad Adnan, and local parliamentarians and political leaders welcomed the him. President Shahabuddin's wife, Dr Rebecca Sultana, and his family members are accompanying him on the visit.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Wednesday called upon public representatives to create opportunities for the children so that they can engage themselves in sports. He made this call at the opening ceremony of Smart Children Carnival at Shilpakala Academy Wednesady afternoon. The ICT Division is organizing the event creating a scope for the children from across the country to participate in games, quiz competition and storytelling in groups and enjoying other rides that would help them boost their latent talents. Read: President to begin his three-day visit to home district Pabna tomorrow The President said that this event will give children an opportunity to get acquainted with sports, new technology and many other things alongside academic activities. "Even though there are limited opportunities for sports now, we should do as much as possible," he said. Highlighting the development and progress of the country, President Shahabuddin said, “In continuation of the success of the implementation of Vision 2021 under the leadership of the Prime Minister, our goal is to build a smart Bangladesh by 2041.” Read: President suggests Information Commission to be more proactive in RTI Act implementation He urged everyone to work together to establish Smart Bangladesh under the leadership of the Prime Minister. The President also urged the children to develop themselves as smart citizens of Smart Bangladesh. State minister for primary and mass education Jakir Hossain, state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, ICT Division Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Executive Director Ranajit Kumar were also present during the opening ceremony. Earlier, president Md. Sahabuddin visited various the exhibitions in Smart Children Carnival. The four-day international standard children's festival titled 'Smart Children Carnival' began in the city today for the first time in the country to build the future generation equipped with innovative, creative, non-communal spirit, human qualities and patriotism. Read: President Shahabuddin seeks Vietnamese investments in Bangladesh A website www.sheikhhasina.gov.bd has been developed so that children can learn science, technology, morality, ethics and culture through playing games.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin will begin his three-day visit in his home district Pabna tomorrow. President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told UNB that the president will leave for Pabna on Wednesday afternoon on a three-day visit, address several gatherings and hold views-exchange meetings with a cross section of people and different professional bodies there. During his visit, he will also speak at a public gathering followed by a boat race at Sathiya upazila of the district and also inaugurate the construction work of the 500-bed hospital at Pabna Medical College. The president is scheduled to return to Dhaka on September 29.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Saturday called upon everyone to be vigilant so that those who oppose the Liberation War and independence do not come to power. The president made the call at the opening ceremony of the sixth national council of the Sector Commanders' Forum Liberation War '71 at Osmani memorial auditorium in the capital. Freedom fighters from all over the country and their young generations joined the council. Highlighting the contribution of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the great hero of the liberation war, to the independence and development of Bangladesh, President Shahabuddin said that though Bangladesh gained the desired independence through a long struggle, the conspiracy of the anti-independence did not stop. They are still active. Appreciating the role of the Sector Commanders Forum in raising voice for obtaining international recognition of the genocide of 1971, the President hoped that they will continue their effort to realize this demand in the future as well. The President said demand for international recognition of genocide, rape, crimes against humanity committed in 1971 by Pakistani invading forces and their domestic allies is the demand of justice and human rights. Mentioning that the defeated forces of the liberation war are still active, he said that this demand must be implemented in a united way. “No matter how many obstacles the anti-liberation war forces create, we will resist them,” he emphasized. Saying that the sector commander forum contributed a lot in organizing and training the peasants, labor and youth to make them fit for the battlefield, the President asked all who believe in the spirit of Liberation War to work for speeding up the progress of the country's development. “Bangabandhu's killers; defeated forces in the Liberation War did this. After the assassination of Bangabandhu, the basic spirit of the constitution was destroyed,” the President also commented. Highlighting the development and progress of the country in various fields under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President said that Bangladesh is now sitting on the seat of dignity in the international arena. "In the last 15 years, the spirit of the liberation war has been sharpened. This government is the people's government. All the activities it has done are people-friendly," he said. The forum is working at the national and international levels to get international recognition of the 1971 genocide since its birth. Executive President of Sectors Commanders Forum freedom fighter Md. Nurul Alam, advisor Sarwar Ali, vice-president M Hamid and general secretary Harun Habib spoke. In the event, President Shahabuddin unveiled the book titled GENOCIDE 71 published by the Sector Commanders Forum on the international recognition of the genocide in Bangladesh.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Friday urged Vietnamese companies to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in the special economic zone. The president made this call when the visiting President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue called on him at Bangabhaban. Welcoming the president of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Shahabuddin said that there is a very good relationship between Bangladesh and Vietnam, President's press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB. Referring to the visit of the President of Vietnam to Bangladesh and the visit of the Prime Minister and President of Bangladesh to Vietnam, he said that through this the relationship between the two countries has been strengthened. Outgoing Chief Justice pays farewell call on President The president also urged Vietnam to import world-class products including medicines, ready-made garments, leather and leather goods, ceramics from Bangladesh to increase bilateral trade. Alongside, he sought Vietnam's support and cooperation for Bangladesh as a sectoral dialogue partner of ASEAN. President Shahabuddin hoped that Vietnam will play a major role in the dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar. President Shahabuddin calls for early repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar During the meeting, Vuong Dinh said that his country is deeply interested in increasing trade and investment relations with Bangladesh. Appreciating the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, he said that his country will cooperate in the implementation of the government's goal to make Bangladesh a developed and smart Bangladesh by 2041. President Shahabuddin returns home wrapping up 12-day Singapore, Indonesia tour President's Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Secretary ( attached) Md. Wahidul Islam Khan and the visiting entourage members of the President of the National Assembly of Vietnam were also present.
Outgoing Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique on Thursday paid a farewell call on President Mohammed Shahbuddin at Bangabhaban. President's press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB that the chief justice thanked the president for his overall support during the tenure. During the meeting, the chief justice informed the president about the progress of the disposal of cases, the judicial activities of the Appellate Division, High Court and the lower courts. Chief justice Hasan Foez said case disposal rate at the lower courts is now 100 percent. Besides, the rate of settlement of cases at the High Court and Appellate Division has also increased a lot, he added. Read: Dhaka and Islamabad can cooperate in agri research for mutual gains: PM Hasina tells outgoing Pak envoy The chief justice also thanked the government for the development of the judiciary and cooperation in judicial proceedings. The president thanked the chief justice for bringing dynamism in the judicial process and introducing digital technology in the judicial process. The president also expressed satisfaction over the increase in the rate of disposal of cases. Read: Outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner calls on President He thanked the chief justice for discharging his duties efficiently and successfully during his tenure. Secretaries to the President were also present during the meeting. Read more: Outgoing Netherlands envoy calls on President Shahabuddin
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday called on the international community to take urgent steps for safe, voluntary, and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland Myanmar. The president made the call while opening the 7th Partnership Meeting of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) as chief guest at the Pan- Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city. He said Bangladesh opened its borders for the persecuted Rohingyas on humanitarian ground and currently the country is hosting around 1.2 million forcibly displaced people from Myanmar, providing them with shelter, food, and other necessities. "It is imperative to understand that the burden of this crisis should not fall solely upon our shoulders. While we continue to provide support to them, it is high time that the international community finds a durable solution to this crisis in its place of origin in Myanmar," he said. President Shahabuddin also cautioned that the delay to commence safe, voluntary, and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas and shortage of humanitarian support may put the entire region at risk. The president referred to the climate change as a global crisis that demands global cooperation. He called upon the international community to honor their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide support to vulnerable nations like Bangladesh. The president lauded Bangladesh’s development in the past few years. "Bangladesh's overall development under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visionary leadership began in January 2009 when her government took office and initiated the strategies like “Digital Bangladesh”; “Vision-2021 and “Vision 2041”, and “Smart Bangladesh” which acted like the catalyst of development and growth that we achieved," he said. He said Bangladesh has come a long way on its journey of development leaving poverty and adversity behind. The country has made remarkable strides in various sectors such as healthcare and education. Describing Bangladesh Red Crescent Society as a beacon of hope, compassion, and selflessness, he said it represents the very essence of humanity. "Through the 7th Partnership Meeting, we are celebrating not only the enduring spirit of the Red Crescent but also the collective efforts of countless individuals, organizations, and volunteers who have made it possible," he said. BDRCS Secretary General Shafikul Alam delivered the welcome speech in the programme. Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Major General ( Rtd) Abdul Wahad presented a honourary crest to Shahabuddin who is also the president of BDRCS. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md. Enamur Rahman, Head of Bangladesh delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross Agnes Dhur, regional director ( Asia - Pacific) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society Alexander Mathaou also spoke.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Saturday landed in Dhaka after wrapping up a 12 day long Singapore and Indonesia tour. "A VVIP aircraft (flight no BG- 585 ) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the President landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:35pm," President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, cabinet secretary Mahbub Hossain, principal secretary of Prime Minister Tofazzel Hossain Miah, dean of the diplomatic corps, Ambassador of Indonesia Heru H. Subolo, chiefs of the three services and senior civil and military officials concerned received him at the airport. Read: President returns to Dhaka On September 8, the President flew to Singapore for a check-up from Indonesian capital Jakarta. In Indonesia, he attended the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, the 18th East Asia Summit and other programmes with bilateral meetings on the sidelines from September 5 to September 7. At the invitation of the Indonesian President and Asean Chair for 2023 Joko Widodo, President Shahabuddin left Dhaka for Jakarta on September 4. Read more: President returns home from Singapore