Reaffirming that the ongoing drives against corruption, militancy and drug will continue, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said she will not spare anyone, no matter who the offender is.
"Drive against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs will continue. I won't spare anyone, no matter who they are. I won't have any sympathy for them because I work hard day and night (round the clock) for the people of the country," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the 7th National Congress of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, the youth wing of Bangladesh Awami League, at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.
She said the young generation should be groomed with the spirit of dedication and the wellbeing of the country and its people.
"Our young generation will have to stay away from drugs, terrorism, militancy and corruption," Sheikh Hasina said.
Pointing at the activists of Jubo League, Hasina said those who do politics for the welfare of the country and its people rising above self-interest become successful.
Since the establishment of Jubo League in 1972, she said, it has been making huge contributions to every movement and struggle, including the movement against military dictators.
"This Jubo League will have to be developed with careful eyes so that it doesn't earn any bad name, rather can move on with ideology and respect, and can work for the welfare of the country," the PM said.
She asked the activists of the Jubo League to nurture the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and read two books -- 'Oshomapto Attojiboni' (The Unfinished Memoirs) and Karagarer Rojnamcha (Diary in Jail) – to know about his ideology.
"We'll have to move on always upholding his (Bangabandhu) ideology," said Sheikh Hasina.
She said Bangladesh has become the role model of development today following the path of the Father of the Nation.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League, inaugurated the triennial national council of Jubo League by hoisting the national flag, and releasing pigeons and balloons at the venue at 11:00am.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader also spoke at the inaugural session of the council, which was presided over by Jubo League convener Chayan Islam. Jubo League general secretary Harunur Rashid placed the report over the organisation before the council.
Some 28,000 councillors from 77 organising districts across the country joined the 7th national congress of the youth wing of the ruling Awami League.
New leaders of the Jubo League will be elected at the council session at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) here in the afternoon.
Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni formed Bangladesh Awami Jubo League on November 11, 1972 at the directive of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.