Published:  01:19 AM, 29 June 2022

41 spans as a reflection of a competitive Bangladesh "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ended a two-decade long wait

41 spans as a reflection of a competitive Bangladesh

After a long wait, the inauguration of the dream Padma Bridge was announced. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, announced the inauguration of Padma Bridge.

Colorful festival. Colorful Abir flew in the air. The plaque was unveiled on the banks of the Padma in Mawa. The south gate opened with the inauguration of the Kharsrota Padma bridge. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ended a long wait of two decades. The daughter of Bangabandhu has unveiled not only brick-cement-steel-concrete infrastructure but also new dreams in the heart of Pramatta Padma. In a speech as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the much-awaited Padma Bridge at the Mawa end of Munshiganj on Saturday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saluted the people of the country. In the words of the poet, he says, 'Every time you kill, I will be born again; I will be a great sun, I will write a new history. '

The Prime Minister unveiled the plaque at the Mawa end of Munshiganj at 11:58 am on Saturday and opened the door of her dreams. Two decades ago, he laid the foundation of this dream bridge for the people of 21 districts of the southern district. In the morning, the Prime Minister joined the gathering at the Padma Bridge Service Area in Mawa by helicopter. The Prime Minister said at the rally, Bengalis are a nation of heroes. We did not bow our heads, we will never bow our heads. Every turn in the history of Bengali has been marked by sacrifice and bloodshed.

 But the Bengalis stood proudly again.Addressing the nation on this auspicious occasion, Bangabandhu Kanya said, 'Come, on this historic day of inauguration of Padma Bridge, I swear to work for the welfare of the country and its people, we will change the destiny of the people of this country and build a prosperous Bangladesh. I will build it. Describing the Padma Bridge as a symbol of Bangladesh's 'pride, honor and dignity', the Prime Minister said the much-awaited bridge has now risen to prominence on the banks of the Padma River after tackling all conspiracies. Today, red, blue, green and golden lights are shining in the chest of Padma. 41 spans are like a reflection of a competitive BangladeshThe Padma Bridge is the largest installation in Bangladesh built entirely on its own funds. The length of the bridge is 6.15 km. One part of the two-storey bridge is connected to the Mawa end of the Padma river at Munshiganj and the other part to the Jajira end of the Shariatpur river. At the same time there are train and car services on this bridge. There is a railway line on the ground floor of this 72 feet wide bridge with four lanes. Through this, rail communication of the whole country with the southern region will be established. The total cost of construction of the Padma Bridge is Tk 30,193 crore.

On 12 December 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the work of piling and river management of the main bridge. The structure of the Padma Bridge became visible on September 30, 2017 with the installation of the first span on poles 37 and 38. After crossing all the steps one by one, the dream bridge became visible on 42 pillars in the chest of Padma. The Padma Bridge is another name for our national pride and courage. Symbol of ability. One of the bright milestones of our economic liberation struggle. Dr. MM Mazed, the founder of the jatio rogi kallan Society, wrote a column on today's topic. Hon'ble Prime Minister inaugurated the Padma Bridge, the dream of 180 million people of Bangladesh. In the meanwhile, overcoming many challenges and obstacles, the Padma Bridge is standing with its head held high. This bridge is no longer a dream. In reality, it has taken shape completely. The work of this 6.15 km long Padma bridge has already been completed 95 percent. The overall work of the Padma Bridge project has progressed by 7.75 percent.

The bridge is now visible on the chest of Padma against all discussions and criticisms and conspiracies. The pillars of the bridge are standing with their heads high. Involved with each pillar is the dream of economic liberation. The implementation of that bridge will increase the economic activities including the industrialization of the south-west. Fate will open for the backward people.

And through the Padma Bridge, domestic production and income will be added by a few billion dollars a year. There will be more innumerable bridges in this country, there will be implementation of innumerable more mega projects. All that is needed is qualified leadership. Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina as well as independence, victory and hundreds of development projects are examples of how a capable leader can take the country and the people forward. As much as the people of Bengal are overwhelmed with joy at such success, so much is it with domestic and foreign defeated forces burdened with sorrow. With this bridge, the US flag, the World Bank flag, the Pakistani flag will have to be flown and all those forces will have to bow their heads. And we will fly away with the green flag painted by the red sun of Bangladesh. At least there will be such a difference. And the natives who have conspired, they will not be able to go to the boat, their extreme reluctance to the boat!

In conclusion, those who have witnessed Sheikh Hasina in the last 13 years cannot deny that she has been able to take herself to unique heights as a leader. The qualities of his leadership have not only been appreciated by the people of the country, but his leadership has been praised in the world court. From the leader of Bangladesh, he has established himself as a world leader. As well as conducting development activities in the country, she has always been vocal on issues including climate change and women's empowerment in the international arena, as international organizations and heads of state of large countries have praised her work. Even his economic activities and development plans have been praised by leaders of different countries of the world. The government's success in tackling Kovid-19 has been praised worldwide. Under his leadership, Bangladesh has been recommended for inclusion in the list of developing countries. The Sheikh Hasina government is trying to take Bangladesh to Qatar as a developed country in 2041. He has worked tirelessly for the last 13 years to achieve this goal. And Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become a symbol of hope and aspiration of 180 million people of Bangladesh. Today's position in Bangladesh has been achieved due to its visionary leadership. However, the continuity of the government has helped him achieve this goal because without the continuity of the government in the political reality of a country like Bangladesh, development is hampered.

The people of Bangladesh have trusted him and given him the opportunity to work according to his planWe believe that the people of Bangladesh will have the same faith in the twelfth parliamentary elections to be held in 2023, because the thing we should all keep in mind at the moment is that in the political context of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina's alternative has not yet been created. Just as Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are used as synonyms, Sheikh Hasina has now become another name for the development of Bangladesh. As a result, maintaining the continuity of development, Bangladesh is now running towards a developed country holding the hand of Awami League and under the leadership of Bangabandhu daughter Sheikh Hasina.

Dr Muhammad Mahtab Hossain Mazed is a Founder of Jatio Rogi Kallan Society.

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