She joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

She said that it is the responsibility of all to ensure the welfare of the people of this country.

“This is our country. It is our responsibility to ensure the welfare of the mass people. This has to be kept in mind all the time,” she said.

She asked the newly appointed government officials to devote themselves to the welfare of the people and development of the country.

“If the people at grassroots level stay well, the economic development of the country becomes inevitable. No one can stop that,” she said.

State minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain, Public Administration senior secretary KM Ali Azam and BPATC rector Ramendra Nath Biswas also spoke at the event.

Al Mahmud Hasan and Farzana Yasmin spoke on behalf of the trainees.

An audio visual was screened at the programme on the 73rd Foundation Training Course.

The state minister, on behalf of the prime minister, distributed certificates among the participants.