Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Thursday urged the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) not to involve themselves in any activity that defames the organisation.
"My mother has instructed me since my childhood not to defame the name of my grandfather (Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) no matter where I stay and whatever I do. So, I request you not to do anything that defames the historic Chhatra League," he told a views exchange meeting with BCL leaders and activists who met him at Ganobhaban, the Prime Minister's official residence.
"Those who collect extortions, they are character-less," Joy said, sounding a note of warning that zero tolerance would be showed to those who would do corruption and terrorism on the campus and tarnish image of BCL.
Joy further said, "I know whenever Awami League is in power, all become Chhatra League and Awami League members to make their personal gains. On top of it, conspiracies are always there against us."
He, however, said there is nothing to be worried about if Chhatra League remains honest and urged the BCL leaders to hand over to police those people who create chaos in any educational institution.
"We'll take legal action against them as Awami League wouldn't tolerate any chaos. And BCL will also not do that."
Joy went on saying, "I want all members of Bangladesh Chhatra League to study attentively to establish themselves, not to extort money."
There are huge opportunities in the country to be self- employed, he said, advising them to earn money by dint of merit and honest work as the Awami League government is taking the country forward.
"Boy and girls of digital centrals earn Tk 50,00-60,000 a month through using their merits. You should be industrious too," the Prime Minister's ICT Adviser further said.
"I am very glad to know that you have started campaigning to ensure that all educational institutions remain safe and clean. I just meet you to tell the message," he added.
Joy alleged that those who were against the Liberation War of Bangladesh during 1971 are still hatching conspiracy against the country and AL as it liberated the country.
"But if we remain alert and honest, there is nothing to be worried," he said.
He said BCL is a political institution that has a glorious past.
"You know many senior AL leaders, including my grandfather, were the members of BCL. You are the future of Bangladesh. You are the future of AL. Work for the betterment of the country," he said.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and BCL General Secretary Siddique Nazmul Alam, among others, were present at the meeting, chaired by BCL President H M Bodiuzzaman Shohag.