Former President Zillur
Rahman today directed the deputy
commissioners(DCs) to contribute
properly to implementing the plans
undertaken by the present government to
turn Bangladesh into a middle-income
country within 2021.
He made the directive
while addressing a conference of DCs at
Bangabhaban here. Cabinet Secretary M
Abdul Aziz, among others, addressed the
Zillur Rahman said the main aim of War
of Independence was to build a happy,
prosperous and dignified country. "We
achieved independence of our country
through sacrifices of many lives four
decades ago under the leadership of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman", he added.
But, he regretted, this goal of war of
independence is yet to be achieved even
after four decades.
Zillur Rahman said, "We can turn
Bangladesh into a happy and prosperous
country within few years, if we work
with patriotism, honesty and sincerity."
He said the main aim of the present
government is to improve the living
standard of the people.
In this context, the Former President directed
the DCs to find out ways and means for
ensuring development in the districts,
upazilas, unions and villages after
studying them properly.
Zillur Rahman urged the DCs to lay more
importance to the development programmes
than giving VIP protocol and holding
seminars and symposiums to accelerate
the pace of socio-economic progress of
He said peaceful environment is needed
to enable the people to contribute to
the development activities of the
country. The Former President said the DCs
should play a major role in maintaining
He hoped the scope of exchanging
opinions with the policy makers through
such conference will benefit the DCs in
discharging their duties with