PM calls for saving children from ignorance

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for saving the children from ‘ignorance’, urging the guardians and teachers to work together to make them aware of this.

Referring to the attack on eminent teacher and writer Dr Muhammad Jafor Iqbal, the prime minister said, the nature of attack made it clear who are the attackers.

“We want to make the country free from terrorism, militancy and drug. The attackers are ignorant. They think that they would go to haven through killing a man. But they would never go to haven, they would go to hell, there is no doubt about it,” she said.

“A man through killing an innocent person can never go to haven. Altogether we have to work to keep free our children from such ignorance. Everybody should do everything required for this,” she added.

The prime minister said this while distributing Bangabandhu Fellowship, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship and special donation for research among post-graduate students studying at different institutions at home and abroad.

Ministry of Science and Technology arranged the function at Osmani Memorial Hall here today with Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman in the chair.

“We will not allow any kind of militancy and terrorism in Bangladesh and we are making concerted efforts to make people aware on the issue,” the prime minister said.

“These menaces are destroying our talented children. We have to work so that they don’t go to the disastrous path,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina called upon the teachers of the educational institutions to keep watch on their students with whom they mix, play and gossip. Parents should also build a friendly relationship with their children to make stronger family bonds with them, she said.

“We have so many meritorious children. We don’t want them to be spoiled,” she added.