PM urges affluent people to help destitute in own village
Published: 05:52 PM, 31 October 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was addressing the opening ceremony of “house gift from the secretaries of the government to homeless people marking Mujib Borsho” as chief guest through video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban. - PID
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon the country’s affluent section to extend cooperation to the destitute people in their respective villages for their better livelihood, saying a combined effort only can eliminate poverty and build a prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’.
“Only you (affluent people) would enjoy life in happiness and prosperity but people in local areas will go through hardship that is not humanity and it should not be acceptable,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing the opening ceremony of “house gift from the secretaries of the government to homeless people marking Mujib Borsho” as chief guest. She joined the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said people of Bangladesh are very brave and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attained the country’s independence along with them by defeating the Pakistani army which once used to say proudly that who will defeat them.
“My request to the service holders or businessmen is that wherever you are staying, you should extend cooperation for the development of your native village and school where you studied in student life,” she said.
Referring to the continued efforts of her government to provide assistance at the village level in this COVID-19 outbreak period, the Prime Minister said the destitute people could get a better life if each affluent person build a house for homeless people and endow them with other assistance.
She expressed her gratitude to the secretaries of the government and mentioned their initiative as great. “We again say thanks to our secretaries because they have stood beside the people and given them a home being inspired with patriotism.”
Sheikh Hasina hoped people would follow their (secretaries’) footsteps in future and stand beside the destitute people, and finally, dream of the Father of the Nation would be fulfilled.
Eighty senior secretaries and secretaries personally joined the government’s effort to provide housing to homeless people in Mujib Borsho and gifted a total of 160 houses on behalf of them.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam gave speech at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) while Principle Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Kaikaus conducted the programme from Ganabhaban.
Later, cabinet secretary, senior secretaries and secretaries handed over the keys of houses on behalf of the Prime Minister at BICC.