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12:00 AM, October 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:24 AM, October 19, 2020

‘We want such incidents never to happen again’

Says PM remembering her youngest brother brutally killed on August 15, 1975

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government didn't want any recurrence of brutality like that of the killing of her youngest brother Sheikh Russell.

"Sheikh Russell was brutally killed. We want such incidents never to happen again," she said while addressing a function marking the birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell.

The PM joined the event from the Gono Bhaban through videoconferencing.

Hasina said her government has been working tirelessly to achieve a target of giving the children a beautiful life as they would become guardians of the country after being well-educated.

"We want each of our children will be patriots, good human beings and worthy citizens of the country after getting modern education and thus serve the people. And for achieving that particular target, my government has been working tirelessly."

Mentioning that Sheikh Russell was born on October 18 in 1964, the premier said, "Today is Russell's birthday. But he had to go forever after being hit by bullets from the assassins on August 15 in 1975 and thus a bud dropped before it could bloom."

She prayed for the salvation of the departed souls of Sheikh Russell and other martyrs, including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sheikh Russell Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad organised the programme at the capital's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). Participants were virtually connected to the event from Sheikh Russell Roller Skating Complex and University Laboratory School and College.

Earlier, Hasina inaugurated the screening of "Bubur Desh" (animated documentary on Sheikh Russell), and unveiled the cover of a book titled "Sheikh Russell Amader Abeg, Amader Valobasha" (book on the life of Sheikh Russell).

She also unveiled the mural of Sheikh Russell and inaugurated "Shaheed Sheikh Russell" building at University Laboratory School and College.

The premier witnessed a video on the activities of Sheikh Russel and unveiled the cover of another book titled "Smritir Patay Sheikh Russell".

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, on behalf of the PM, distributed awards and gave away stipends among students at the BICC.

PM's Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus moderated the function from the Gono Bhaban.


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