Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said democracy in the country is now well protected while its economy is standing on a strong ground.
"We have ensured the fundamental rights of people, and Bangladesh is now marching ahead and it will continue. The trend of the development has to be continued," she said.
The prime minister said this while talking to media after exchanging Eid greetings with a cross section of people, party leaders and workers and professionals at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.
She mentioned that Bangladesh is now at the developing nation group and it has to continue its journey through numerous hurdles to achieve the target. "We will have to face hurdles in the coming days and it is very natural."
Hasina also said Bangladesh is now capable enough to face any sort of calamities.
She further said the purchasing capacity of people has increased while there has been a marked improvement in their living standard.
"The rate of literacy is rising, the life expectancy of people has also increased, and the country is moving ahead," she said.
Saying that the people of the country is now celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr in a festive manner, the Prime Minister hoped that people would pass their coming days in the same festive mood.
The gate of Ganobhaban was opened to visitors at 9.30 am when people from all walks of life started coming after their Eid prayers and waited in a long queue to meet the Prime Minister.
On the occasion, the big lawn of Gonobhaban was tastefully decorated.
At the beginning, senior Awami League leaders and cabinet members greeted the Prime Minister by presenting her with bouquets.
Leaders of different political parties, parliament members, freedom fighters, leaders of associate bodies of Awami League, different professional and trade bodies as well as a cross section of people including beggars and destitute, exchanged Eid greetings with the Prime Minister.
Like previous years, some of the visitors took the programme as an opportunity to draw attention of the top executive of the country to their woes and sufferings and sought her intervention and support to have those resolved.
Later, the Prime Minister exchanged Eid greetings with judges of the Supreme Court, senior civil and military officials and envoys of different friendly countries.