October 25, 2021, 11:28 am
Sunamganj-3 MP and Planning Minister MA Mannan said, “We are still lagging behind in education.” 20 to 30 percent people are still illiterate. We are lagging behind in women’s education. We have a long way to go. The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to establish a modern nation based on science and technology.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion meeting after inaugurating the newly constructed academic building of Patli Union Women’s College in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj on Friday (October 1) at 5 pm.
The planning minister further said that a section including BNP is jealous of the development of the government and is carrying out various conspiracies. He said the BNP has lost its head. One speaks at a time. Once he says he will take part in the election, another time he says he will not go to the polls. This is the situation of BNP.
He said that before independence, the Pak army wanted to keep the people of this country in chains of slavery. But Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the lifeblood of Bengal, established an independent Bangladesh by freeing the people of this country from the shackles of slavery. Today, his worthy daughter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has created a milestone in the overall development of the country and the nation, including education, medical care, communication, electricity and housing.
“Expatriates have a special role to play in the development of our economy,” he said. The expatriates here are playing an admirable role in the development of education as well as socio-economic development. Expressing gratitude to the expatriates for establishing Patli Union Women’s College, she said, “I will continue my efforts to governmentize the institution.”
Sunamganj district Awami League vice-president Siddique Ahmed addressed the function as a special guest under the chairmanship of Patul Union Parishad chairman Sirajul Haque and teacher Nazir Uddin Ahmed.
The principal of the college Mostafa Mia gave a welcome speech in the meeting. Advocate Hossain Ahmed among others spoke.
The chief guest and other guests were greeted with flowers and crests. Private Secretary to Planning Minister M Mannan Md Harun Ur Rashid, Jagannathpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sajedul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Jagannathpur Police Station OC Ikhtiyar Uddin Chowdhury, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr. Madhu Sudhan Dhar, General Secretary of Upazila Awami League Rezaul Karim Riju, Co-President Abdul Qayyum Mashahid, Upazila Engineer Golam Sarwar, General Secretary of Municipal Awami League Iqbal Hossain Bhuiyan, President of Patli Union Awami League Haji Janshed Ali, General Secretary Manu Mohammad Matshir, Upazila Juba League President Kamal Uddin, Municipality Panel Mayor Safroz Islam, Upazila Chhatra League President Kalyan Kanti Roy Sunny and people from different walks of life were present.
Sirajul Haque, president of the college’s steering committee, said the two-storey college was established in 2019 at a cost of around Tk 1 crore for expatriates in the union.