The PM was presiding over a two-day programme titled “The Greatest Hero of the Glorious Victory” marking Mujib Borsho and the 50 years of victory of the Liberation War.

The National Implementation Committee of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birth Centenary Celebration, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Jatiya Sangsad secretariat organized the programme with the theme “Great Hero of the Great Victory” at the South Plaza of the parliament on Thursday afternoon.

President M Abdul Hamid and Indian president Ram Nath Kovind also spoke on the occasion as the chief guest and the guest of honour respectively.

Sheikh Hasina extended her gratitude to the visiting Indian president as he attended the celebration of 50 years of victory of Liberation War.

The premier described the 50 years celebration of the victory and birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as not only a mere festival but also a way to fulfil the dream of Bangabandhu to build a prosperous and developed Bangladesh freed from hunger and poverty.

Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh is a secular state and the people of all faiths in the country can perform their religious rituals with equal rights.

The prime minister said the country’s economy has been thriving as her government follows the foreign policy adopted by Bangabandhu, “Friendship to all, malice to none.”