Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today called upon her party leaders and activists to make the party well-organised to help the government work successfully.
"A government can work smoothly and successfully at the time when its party remains well-organised and it is regarded as the huge power for the government," she said.
The premier simultaneously asked the AL leaders and activists particularly the new central leadership elected after its 21st national council on December 21 last to work with sincerity for developing the party more well-organised accordingly.
She was speaking at the maiden joint meeting of the AL's new central executive and advisory councils at the party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue here.
She said, "The power of a well-organised party is required mostly in making a country developed one. I personally realise it and for that reason, I always put emphasis on the party (organization)."
Members of the party's central executive and advisory councils were present at the meeting presided over by AL President Sheikh Hasina.
The premier dedicated the new central committee's first meeting to her party's former general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam as today is his first death anniversary. Syed Ashraful Islam died on January 3, 2019.
Noting that assassination of Bangabandhu along with other AL leaders aimed at keeping AL away from the state power, Sheikh Hasina said, "There was a target to destroy the Awami League in such a way that it never can assume power or take over the charge of running the state. But they (conspirators) didn't succeed in doing so."
The premier gave the credit to grassroots leaders for the survival of the party saying, "Grassroots leaders and activists of the Awami League always take the right decision and even they keep the party above all dedicating their lives."
She continued: "Today, Awami League is a strong party. Awami League is the party which taught political lessons to others party and it has been doing it since its formation in 1949. We will have to keep up the tradition of the party in the days to come."
The premier said those who assumed power through assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 never believed in the liberation of the country.
She went on saying, "They (Who don't have belief in independence) always tried to make the country a failed state which was their main target."
But, the Awami League's target was to prove that the hard earned independence that was achieved through 24 years long struggle and the Liberation War with the supreme sacrifice of three millions people and at the cost of two lakh women's chastity under the dynamic leadership of Bangabandhu must not go in vain, she said.
"I can say it without any hesitation that we have proved that," the premier said, promising to work to keep it up.