Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the countrymen to be imbued with the spirit of Eid-ul-Azha and to participate in welfare-oriented activities to establish a discrimination-free, happy, prosperous and peaceful Bangladesh.
In a message on the eve of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, she said the unique instance set by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) by sacrificing what he held dearest for the satisfaction of Allah will be imitated and followed forever.
"Eid-ul-Azha teaches us peace, sympathy, sacrifice and brotherhood. Let us establish a happy, prosperous and peaceful Bangladesh, free from discrimination, by participating in welfare-oriented activities and realising the essence of Eid-ul-Azha," the premier said.
She said this time Eid was being celebrated in a crisis period as coronavirus has made the entire world stagnant.
The PM said her government is taking required measures to tackle the situation and extend cooperation to the people.
"Allah tests the patience of human beings in crisis. During this time, we will have to cooperate with each other, have endless patience and tolerant and sympathetic mindsets," she said.
The premier extended her heartfelt thanks to health workers, physicians, nurses, police, administration, law enforcement agencies, armed forces, bankers and cleaners and others who are providing continuous services to people during this period.
Besides, she urged all to sacrifice animals in designated places following health guidelines.
The PM also called upon all to celebrate the festival staying at respective homes to check the spread of the deadly virus.