Next generations will fly flag higher: PM
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday hoped at a reception for four Bangladeshis who scaled the Mount Everest that the future generations would take Bangladesh’s flag to new heights.
She handed over crests and cheques for Tk 1 lakh each to Musa Ibrahim, MA Muhith, Nishat Mazumder and Wasfia Nazreen at her office.
The prime minister congratulated them on their climbing the world’s highest peak.
‘We have many achievements. [Today] we can identify ourselves as Bangalees, we have accomplished an independent country, a flag.’
Hasina seized the occasion to thank the found president of the country, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, saying he made all these possible.
She especially mentioned the feats of Nishat and Wasfia and said ‘Women have taken part in all our achievements. Women have matched men. None of the boys and girls is lagging behind.’
Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to scale the highest summit, said, ‘Bangladesh has conquered Everest as the 67th country. Many will follow suit.’
He urged the prime minister to set up a mountaineering institute and secure its place in the Guinness Book of World Records by planting one million trees in a day.
Hasina said her government would consider both his propositions and added that it would not be difficult to plant a million trees in a day as her party planted trees on the first day of Bengali month of Asharh.