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AL committed to inclusive development for all religions: PM

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Published: 15:00, 25 May 2024

AL committed to inclusive development for all religions: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated that the Awami League government is dedicated to the socioeconomic development of all citizens, regardless of their religion. “I want to make one thing clear: we aim to build up our country without considering religion or caste. We work for the people and their socioeconomic upliftment,” she stated.

The Prime Minister made these remarks while exchanging pleasantries with religious leaders and eminent personalities of the Buddhist community on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the most significant religious festival for Buddhists. Buddha Purnima marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha.

Sheikh Hasina emphasized her government's commitment to progress and unity. “We want to move the country forward. In Bangladesh, people of different religions have always lived together. I believe we have set an example for the world in developing Bangladesh with a harmonious spirit.”

She acknowledged challenges but expressed confidence in the nation's resilience. “Many people are trying to divert Bangladesh from its path. But they can't. The people of Bangladesh are generous and unified. We all like to progress together.”

The Prime Minister also highlighted a shared value across religions, as emphasized by Gautama Buddha: “The basic principle of every religion is human welfare.”