Secularism is the foundation of developed and smart Bangladesh

Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD). Tajul Islam said, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman united the Bengali nation for independence with the aim of building a non-conventional Bangladesh. Non-communalism was one of the spirit of the great freedom war of 1971, which is also the basis of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s developed and smart Bangladesh.

He said these things in the speech of the chief guest at a function organized on the occasion of Swaraswati Puja celebration at Dhaka Officers Club on Wednesday.

Tajul Islam said that the people of all religions have equal rights in Bangladesh.

He said that people of different religions will live in a country. If we create religious divide there and if we overdo it then no country in the world can have people of different religions. Bangladesh also has Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. People of all religions will observe and enjoy religious rituals. Other religions will observe them. The journey of Bangladesh started with this ideology and belief under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The privileged daughter of the father of the nation and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working sincerely to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream.

The event was attended as a special guest – Health Minister Dr. Samant Lal Sen, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar. Ambassador of India in Dhaka Pranay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of Nepal Ghanshyam Bhandari, Ambassador of Bhutan Rinchen Kuenstil were the guests of honour.

It was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary. Mahbub Hossain