Pabna: President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday said the society should be built in accordance with the desire of the people.
He said this while exchanging views with journalists at Pabna Press Club.
He also sought cooperation of the media, irrespective of party affiliations and ideologies, in fulfilling his assignments in the country’s highest office.
A life member of Pabna Press Club the president talked about his political life, including student politics and his journalistic career that started with now-defunct daily Banglar Bani.
Md. Sahabuddin, while reminiscing his days in student politics in the 70s, remembered many talented journalists and leaders of various left-leaning organizations.
Referring to different aspects and ideologies of his student life as a student leader, the head of the state said no social system can be borrowed.
He said, “I have seen many doctrines but I participated in the Liberation War keeping faith in the ideals of Sheikh Mujib or Mujibism.”
No doctrine was useful then, said the valiant freedom fighter. “Only the Father of the Nation Banga-bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s thought had worked perfectly. Under his leadership, we went to the Liberation War and made the country independent.”
The president recalled various memories of his journalistic career and said, “I spent many bright days in this press club.”
He informed the journalists that he had stood by the people at different times in their needs and also gave jobs to 70-75 people without taking any gifts or bribe.
“I have always done politics of sacrifice instead of politics of indulgence,” President Shahabuddin added.
This is his first visit to his home town Pabna since he took oath as the 22nd president of the country on last April 24.
Earlier, on his arrival at Pabna Press Club, the president was received with bouquet present by the jour-nalist leaders.
Pabna Press Club President ABM Fazlur Rahman presided over the programme while Managing Director of Machranga Television and former president of Pabna Press Club valiant freedom fighter Anjan Chowdhury Pintu, former Press Club president retired Principal Shivjit Nag, former Press Club presi-dent valiant freedom fighter Rabiul Islam Robi and General Secretary Saikat Afroz Asad spoke at the event.