Politician

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina

Born:

Sheikh Hasina is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, born on September 28, 1947, In Tungipara Upazila.

Family Background:

She is born to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. She had three brothers.

Personal Life:

In 1968, She married a famous Bengali scientist, M.A. Wazed Miah. The couple had one son and daughter together.

Education:

In the 1960s, She had to study at the University of Dhaka, While She had Worked as her father’s political alliance while He had been imprisoned.

Career:

On August 15, 1975, She had been met with an unfortunate tragedy. Her father, mother, and three brothers had been all murdered in their home by military officers. In 1981, She had turned to Bangladesh and had also become a strong advocate for democracy. She had been elected to lead the ‘Awami League Party’ in February. Unluckily, Her offensive opinions put her under house arrest or in prison for most of the decade. In the elections that happened, Her party, the ‘Bangladesh Nationalist Party’ which is shortly called BNP changed the government to change from one of complete executive control to one where the Parliament had been supreme and the executive party more responsible. On June 23rd, 1996, She had been elected and sworn in as the second female Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Throughout her term, The country maintained to be in political, often violent, chaos. In 2001, She had lost the election and political turmoil only got worse. There had been violent rallies and strikes, missile attacks, and violent political unrest. She had led the party opposing the government for the next seven years. In 2009, She had been elected as Prime Minister once again. She remains to serve as Prime Minister after winning again in 2014. She resides dedicated to forming a government in which democracy and civil liberties can flourish.

Sheikh Hasina

Unknown Facts:

  • Her full name is Sheikh Hasina Wazed.

Master Stroke:

  • In 2016, Hasina ranks 36th on Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1998, She had been awarded the ‘Mother Teresa Award’ by the ‘All India Peace Council’.
  • In 1998, She had been awarded the “M K Gandhi Award” in Norway’s ‘Mahatma M K Gandhi Foundation’.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Sheikh Hasina, Being able to achieve a compromise is a useful tool at the time of conflict.

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