Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been active in politics since her student days. After that he has gone through many ups and downs in a long journey. Imprisoned, under house arrest more than once. He holds the record of being the Prime Minister four times. He has been leading the Awami League for almost four decades. Today is his 75th birthday.
“I am not afraid to die one day,” said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. More than 19 assassination attempts have been made, but he has not been able to deviate from his resolve. He is working with the aim of building the golden Bengal of the dream of the father of the nation.
Sheikh Hasina, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born on 26 September 1947. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Tungipara, Gopalganj. After the election of 1954, Sheikh Hasina moved to Dhaka with her parents. On the night of 15 August 1975, Bangabandhu and other members of his family were shot dead by the assassins. Sheikh Hasina and younger sister Sheikh Rehana were abroad then.
As a child of a political family, he became directly involved in politics from his student days. In 1981, in the absence of Sheikh Hasina at the party conference, he was elected president of the Awami League. Returning to the country on May 16 of that year, Sheikh Hasina took charge as the party chief. He then established himself as the mainstream leader of the mainstream politics by leading this major political party for four decades.
The Awami League came to power in 1996 after winning the parliamentary elections under his leadership. Sheikh Hasina took charge as the Prime Minister for the first time. He became the second prime minister in 2008, the third in 2014 and the fourth in 2016.
At present, Sheikh Hasina is not only a national leader, but today she has emerged in a new role as a wise world leader of the third world. He has achieved unimaginable success in many areas of national life including trial of war criminals, prevention of militancy, trial of Bangabandhu’s self-confessed murderers, execution of historic peace agreement in Chittagong Hill Tracts, recognition of 21st February International Mother Language Day, construction of Digital Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, has created a unique history in the history of independent Bangladesh. He has set a historic precedent of being the Prime Minister three times in a row and four times so far. With her strong leadership and courageous actions, Sheikh Hasina has already become important in the national and international arena. Bangladesh’s socio-economic development and its prudent and strong leadership on various international issues have made us proud as a nation. The United Nations has recognized Bangladesh as eligible to apply for fulfilling the conditions required to move from a least developed country to a developing country.
Education: Sheikh Hasina’s education began in a school in Tungipara. In 1975, she passed the secondary examination from Azimpur Girls’ School. She graduated from the former Intermediate Government Girls’ College (now Badrunnesa Government Women’s College) in Bakshibazar, Dhaka in 1986. He was admitted to Dhaka University in the same year. While studying in college, she was elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the College Students’ Parliament. He took an active part in the anti-Ayub movement and the Six Point Movement.
In the interest of the imprisoned father, the nuclear scientist said on November 16, 1966. Sheikh Hasina got married to MA Wazed Miah. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the first child of Sheikh Hasina, was born on 26 July 1971 while under house arrest during the War of Independence. His daughter Saima Wazed Putul was born on December 9, 1982.
His attractive personality is built on the ideals of intellectual life, hard work, courage, patience, patriotism and sacrifice. There is no trace of her luxury or artificiality anywhere in her dress-hope, life-journey. He is devoutly pious. Prominent nuclear scientist late Dr. MA Wazed Mia is her husband.
Achievements of Sheikh Hasina: Under the strong leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the government was formed in 2009 with the dream of seeing Bangladesh as a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ in 2021. Digital Bangladesh is a reality today. Today, Bangladesh is part of the world’s fastest growing digital economy. After the formation of the government in 2009, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s focus was on Digital Bangladesh, protection of farmers and suppression of terrorism.
He has also been awarded numerous prestigious medals and awards for peace, democracy, health and child mortality reduction, use of information technology, poverty alleviation, development and nation-to-nation harmony. Most recently, the Myanmar government has shaken the world by sheltering more than 5 lakh Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Today, Sheikh Hasina’s name is being discussed all over the world as the ‘conscience of world humanity’.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came forward to rid Bangladesh of the stigma of genocide injustice in the war of liberation. Due to his strong leadership, the war criminals were punished in the bosom of independent Bangladesh. At the same time, sources of militant financing and terrorism can be found through these war criminals. Today, under his strong leadership, Bangladesh is being recognized as one of the most successful countries in the world in suppressing terrorism and militancy.
Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina has been awarded special commendation in the Comparative Terrorism Report (Country Reports on Terrorism) of the United States for her pioneering role in curbing terrorism and militancy. Sheikh Hasina was awarded the HUPE-Boani Peace Prize in 1997 by the UNESCO for her outstanding contribution in ending the long 25-year civil war in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. On April 9, 2000, Randall Macon Women’s College in the United States was awarded the prestigious Pearl S. for its bravery and foresight in political, economic and human rights. Bak awarded the 99 ‘award.
The UN World Food Program awarded Sheikh Hasina the prestigious Ceres Medal in recognition of her contribution to the movement against hunger. The All India Peace Union awarded the ‘Mother Teresa’ medal to Sheikh Hasina in 1996. The same year the International Rotary Foundation awarded him the Paul Harris Fellowship. He was awarded the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Medal by the West Bengal All India Congress in 1996. The International Lions Club awarded him the Medal of Distinction in 1997-98 and the Head of State in 1997-98.
Shortly after Sheikh Hasina formed the government in 2009, she received the Indira Gandhi Award from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust of India for her outstanding role in establishing peace and democracy. He has also been awarded the UK’s Global Diversity Award and the South South Award twice. In 2014, UNESCO awarded her the ‘Tree of Peace’ and in 2015, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum for Women Empowerment, the Regional Leadership Award and the Global South-South Development Expo-2014 Visionary Award.
He was awarded the Certificate of Honor in 2015 by Cornell University in the United States for his achievements in food production and for his contribution to the advancement of science and technology. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) awarded Sheikh Hasina the highest award, the ‘Champion of the Earth-2015’, in the Leadership category for her outstanding contribution to the environment and sustainable development at home and internationally. In addition, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) presented the ‘ICTs in Sustainable Development Award-2015’ to Sheikh Hasina for implementing sustainable digital programs. Not only that; After the formation of the government for the first time, Sheikh Hasina signed a 30-year water sharing agreement with India in 1996-2001. Besides, Sheikh Hasina re-introduced herself to the world by signing the historic Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord.
In 2015, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in power, Bangladesh won 19,046,000 of the disputed 25,602 sq km area in the Bay of Bengal from India in the Permanent Court in The Hague, Netherlands. In 2012, Bangladesh successfully won a disputed maritime case with Myanmar. Due to the diplomatic success of Sheikh Hasina, the problem of Bangladesh-India land border, which has been unresolved for 35 years, has been solved. Bangladesh is one of the few countries in the world that has shown remarkable success in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Presumably, Bangladesh and Bangladesh’s statesman Sheikh Hasina have won many international awards and recognitions for this achievement. In October 2015, Bangladesh was elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). All this has been made possible by the welfare of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the ‘champion’ of 160 million Bangladeshis.
Besides, he has challenged the World Bank to build the Padma Bridge with his own funds out of his commitment to the people. It is implementing big mega projects like metro rail and nuclear power plants. In addition, his proposals on multiple issues, including the suppression of international terrorism and climate change, have been adopted by the UN General Assembly. World leaders, including the UN Secretary General, have praised the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Bangladesh has become a role model of development to the world. At this time Bangladesh has developed from a least developed country to a developing country.
Since coming to power in 1999, 2000 and 2009, the Prime Minister has addressed the UN a total of 17 times. Every time Sheikh Hasina addressed the United Nations, she reminded the world of Bangladesh’s strong commitment as an active participant and responsible member. As well as calling for solutions to various international issues, including global terrorism, poverty, environmental disasters, and peacekeeping operations, he has also joined the UN’s scathing critique of the plight of oppressed and refugee people around the world. He pointed out that it is not possible to establish a peaceful, just and sustainable society by ignoring such incidents.
Daughter Sheikh Hasina has been seen quoting her father’s statement almost every time she gives a speech at the UN, the world’s largest platform. He was overwhelmed when he went to hear the story of the brutal murder of his parents, brothers-in-law, uncles and aunts who were lost on August 15, 1971. He also spoke of his protest against injustice. At the 54th session in 1999, he said, “I have been tortured by the dictatorial government, I have been imprisoned many times and I have been tried for murder several times. But nothing could stop me from achieving my goal of restoring democracy. ”
Sheikh Hasina has worked like this non-stop. As the daughter of Bangabandhu, she has spread her fame in the country and abroad. So people of all walks of life wished him a happy birthday.
President. In a message on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday, Abdul Hamid congratulated her warmly and said that like her father, Sheikh Hasina is a leader of the people. With his political wisdom, prudence, dynamic leadership, human values, he has established himself as one of the best statesmen not only in the country but also abroad. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a happy birthday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her birthday. Indian High Commissioner Shri Vikram Kumar Doraiswamy handed over a letter and a bouquet of flowers sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Wishing good health and well-being in the letter, the Indian Prime Minister wrote, “Your (Sheikh Hasina’s) visionary leadership has helped Bangladesh achieve tremendous social and economic progress and your contribution to our bilateral relations has been equally impressive.”
CPC wishes: The Communist Party of China (CPC) wishes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a happy birthday. In a letter, Song Tao, Minister for International Affairs of the CPC, praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in Bangladesh’s development.
Program: Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that 6 million people will be vaccinated against corona virus through special activities on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday on September 28.
In a press release, the Awami League announced various programs including a prayer mahfil on the party president’s birthday. A special prayer and milad mahfil will be held at the central office at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue at 3.30 pm today at the initiative of Bangladesh Awami League. Doa and Milad mahfils are being organized at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram after Johar and in all the mosques of the country. Special prayers will be held in temples, churches and Buddhist monasteries.
On the same day, Awami League and all allied organizations across the country, including Dhaka, organized discussion meetings, prayers and photo exhibitions. Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the party, requested all the leaders and workers to observe the day in accordance with the appropriate health care rules.