Terming former enclave dwellers as the sons, citizens and near and dear ones of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today assured them that her government would do whatever necessary for their overall welfare.
"The night of sorrow is over, and you [ex-enclave dwellers] have marched towards the path enlightened with new sunlight. Your march forward will continue...May your life become beautiful and successful," she said.
The Prime Minister was addressing a civic gathering at former Indian enclave Dashiarchhara under Fulbari upazila of Kurigram.
It is Sheikh Hasina's first visit to a former enclave a head of government after the historic enclave swap on the midnight of August 31 this year.
Before her address, the premier created a history by inaugurating 643 power connections to the residents of Dashiarchhara, the erstwhile largest enclave, alongside providing power connections to former enclaves in Nilphamari and Panchagarh districts.
She also distributed five solar home systems among the residents of Dashiarchhara.