The Bangladesh Awami Jubo League has pledged to resist opposition BNP-Jamaat’s “ill-politics” of propaganda and misinformation against the government.
The pledge came from Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash who launched a cleanliness drive on Thursday in yet another innovative programme marking the 75th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Parash also administered an oath to the Jubo League leaders and activists for fighting against corruption at the event held at the Central Shaheed Minar.
With that, the first youth organisation of Bangladesh founded by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani ended its week-long celebration of the Prime Minister’s birthday.
The Jubo League Chairman wielded broom to clean up the base of the Shaheed Minar along with General Secretary Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil and other leaders and activists.
He said this programme carries both symbolic and literal meanings.
The symbolic meaning is that Jubo League is determined to remove the garbage created in the society. By garbage, he meant bribery, theft, corruption, bad-culture and ill-politics. And by ill-politics, the chairman meant the BNP, Jamaat’s propaganda and misinformation being spread against the government.
In literal meaning, he said the cleanliness drive has significance due to mosquito-borne dengue disease and Covid-19 pandemic. Born at Tungipara in Gopalganj district on September 28 in 1947, Sheikh Hasina is the eldest of five children of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa.
Apart from offering prayers and distributing food among the people, Jubo League also distributed homes to the landless in an initiative inspired by the Prime Minister’s ‘Ashrayan Project’ marking the Mujib Borsho.
Parash, the eldest son of Bangabandhu's nephew Mani, became the chairman of Jubo League in November 2019 with the task of repairing the image of the organisation, which had been marred by controversies in recent times.
During the pandemic, Jubo League earned kudos for its different types of humanitarian services including door-to-door medical services and distribution of food items to the poor and vulnerable people.