Bring back clean politics and peaceful campus, PM to DUCSU leaders
VP-elect Nur seeks PM’s cooperation in running Ducsu
Published : Sunday, 17 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 725
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon the newly elected leaders of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) and Hall Unions to bring back clean politics and maintain peaceful atmosphere on campus .
She made the call while addressing the student leaders as they met her on her invitation at her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
Sheikh Hasina said her government we wanted to see a peaceful DUCSU poll as terrorism, bombing became an integral part of the polls earlier and for which the Ducsu poll could not be held for 28 years.
She urged the newly elected leaders of DUCSU and Hall unions to work for the university and hall students ignoring who voted for them or who did not.
Addressing the student leaders, Sheikh Hasina said, "You will become successful leaders if you go beyond personal fortunes."
She said, "We have to march forward with the spirit of liberation war."
Before the address of the Prime Minister DUCSU VP-elect Nurul Haque Nur and GS-elect Golam Rabbani, also General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League, and VP and GS of Hall unions spoke on the occasion.
Meeting the Prime Minister, VP-elect Nur said he sees the reflection of his mother in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as he lost his mother during his early age. He then touched the feet of the Prime Minister seeking her blessing.
In his speech, Nur sought the cooperation of the Prime Minister in the work of DUCSU. He also urged the Prime Minister to solve the accommodation problem at the university.
In the function, the Prime Minister said it is a matter of question how a leader could serve the nation properly if his or her leadership quality is not grown from the student life.
The government initiated the election of student cabinet at schools across the country to spread the democratic values in a move to keep up the continuation of democratic process, she said.
But unfortunately, Sheikh Hasina said, democratic process did not see continuation in the country due to emergence of martial law, emergency while the Pakistan era was full of military regime.
She said, the Awami League government wants to equal development in every area for which quality leadership is needed and hence the student elections at schools, colleges and universities are very important.
She said, "Now we have crossed Pakistan in many index of socio-economic development including education."
The Prime Minister said the congenial atmosphere in society was spoiled by the military dictators. They paid attention to the glaze for which they could not make socio-economic development of the country.
Sheikh Hasina said, "After the DUCSU polls, when Bangladesh Chhatra League President and VP candidate Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon met me, I asked Shovon to greet VP-elect Nur. Shovon kept my words showing sagacity. This is the work of a successful politician. This is called leadership."
The Awami League President said the parties of military dictators will become extinct as they have no base in the people and in the grassroots.
In the function, Sheikh Hasina referred to the quota reform movement and safe road movement where opportunists mingled with the activists. She asked the student leaders to be alert to the opportunists and saboteurs, so they cannot sneak into their rank and file.
It is not acceptable to launch attack on the house of VC, she said, referring to the attack on the VC's house during the quota reform movement.
In the programme, the Prime Minister noted down the demands of the student leaders for the development of the Dhaka University and promised to sort out the problem sitting with the Dhaka University VC and all concerned.