Time Digital Report: Awami League is focusing on youth and 'smart' leadership with the determination to achieve its 'Smart Bangladesh' goal by confronting conspiracies at home and abroad, reports UNB.
Some senior leaders said the 22nd National Council of Awami League is going to present a smart, organised and acceptable leadership to face the imminent challenges.
Awami League will hold its National Council at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday.
The main theme of this year's council is: "Development journey under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina with the determination to build a developed, prosperous and smart Bangladesh of Bangabandhu's dream".
According to party sources, the council usually goes on for two days but this time, it will be held for a day. Keeping in mind the global recession, the party has taken this initiative of curtailing the programme.
The budget of the 21st AL National Council was Tk 30.43 million while the budget for this year's council is a reduced Tk 30.13 million.
About 7,000 councillors and lakhs of delegates will participate in this year's National Council. The party started distributing councillor and delegate cards from Wednesday.
The first session will begin on Saturday at 10:30 am. Leaders and activists will come to Suhrawardy Udyan early in the morning. There will be a break for lunch and prayers.
Party sources said that Awami League will form its executive committee, taking into consideration the 12th national election scheduled for early 2024. Those who will assume leadership will confront all domestic and foreign conspiracies and work to implement the election manifesto of Awami League.
Besides, the leaders will also work to highlight the development and achievements of the government to the countrymen. Awami League intends to go for leaders from among honest, courageous, idealistic and tested activists.
Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, a member of the presidium of the party, said that this council is committed to ensuring a smart Bangladesh by 2041. Among the former leaders of Chhatra League, those who have demonstrated maturity in politics and are loyal to the party can be chosen.
He also said the party will give efforts to fulfil the quota of women in leadership.