Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Fri today advised the children to take lessons of patriotism from early life and have close link with grassroots people to grow them up with the ideology of Bangabandhu.
"Bangabandhu closely monitored the problems of the people as he brought up in the village and had close link with them. So he grew up with an ideology of dedication and mentality to work for the people," Hasina Said.
She made the disclosure while addressing a children's rally and cultural programme marking the 98th birthday of Father of the Nation and National Children's Day today on Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex in the capital.
She also urged the children to know the country's real history alongside grooming themselves as worthy citizens following the ideals of the great leader.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is a result of Bangabandhu's thinking, which he made true depriving his entire family.
"But, we were so unfortunate that we could not go to school with our father. Rather we were used to go to the prison to meet him as he was put behind the bars because of his offence for taking stance for the poor and oppressed people," she said.
Pointing out the childhood life of Bangabandhu, the prime minister, also his elder daughter said, "We want that the children would develop themselves with such a mindset that they would know that we are a victorious nation and Bangabandhu gave us the flag of that victory."
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and Gopalganj district administration jointly organized the rally joined by schoolchildren of different educational institutions of Tungipara, the birthplace of Bangabandhu.
Upama Biswas, a student of local Maleka Academy, presided over the function while State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki was present as the special guest.