President urges students to shun cheap, chaotic student politics
A Correspondent Kishoreganj: President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged the student community to build themselves as enlightened citizens instead of getting involved in cheap, chaotic student politics. “Keep in mind that the future leadership will come from you. So, take preparation for this,” he told students at a reception. The authorities of Gurudayal Government College here accorded the reception to President Abdul Hamid who was a student of the college. “In fact, for future Bangladesh, we want enlightened people who will show the path of enlightenment to others and make ceaseless efforts for building a science and technology based society,” the President said. Underscoring the need for turning the educational institutions into a hub of building human resources, he said: “We’ve to keep in mind that education gives birth to real human beings. Education that can not be utilized for the welfare of the country and society is of no value.” President Abdul Hamid said: “I want expansion of such type of realistic education in the country which will help students to build themselves as per the demand and need of the country.” He said the present government has put highest priority to education and adopted a modern and international standard education policy with core objective of keeping open the path of acquiring intensive knowledge for all. “We’ve to change the mindset that the government will do everything. The task of the government is to create opportunities. And as citizens our responsibility is to take the country and the society forward by utilizing the opportunities,” he added. Observing that corruption is the main impediment to achieving socio-economic development, the President said everybody will have to be active in eliminating corruption from every tier of the society. “We’ve to carry honesty from student life as there is no alternative to honesty.” Walking down the memory lane, Abdul Hamid said: “I believe, this college had worked as the first stair for me to get the highest position of the State. Education, knowledge and ideology that I had acquired from this college still encourages me.” Principal of the college Professor Mohammad Aroj Ali, Secretary of the teachers’ council Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, and a student of the college, Fatema Zohora Priti, also spoke on the occasion. Later, the President planted a “Neem” sapling at the Pourasava premises.