Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will continue to develop and prosper in the new Bangla year.
She made the statement while greeting people at a programme celebrating Pohela Boishakh on Friday at her official Ganabhaban residence.
The premier, other Awami League leaders and ministers were joined by people from all walks of life at the programme, reports Bangla Tribune.
PM Hasina also expressed her hope for a new year "where people lived peacefully".
"Bangladesh will move towards a better future only if peace prevails," she said.