President M Abdul Hamid has urged social and professional organisations to work together with the government to ensure local development and bring a social reform in the country, BSS reports.
"A joint-effort is a must to do something good and perfectly...work for local development wherever you stay", he said while addressing a meeting organised by Greater Mymensingh Samity at Mirpur here on the occasion of its Ziafat (a special feast).
The President categorically said people can together do a lot of works, which is quite impossible for one.
He also asked the affluent quarter of the society to come forward and stand by helpless and underprivileged people for their welfare.
Highlighting the ongoing development works of the greater Mymensingh and haor region, President Hamid said, "We do politics from different political parties with differences of ideology and opinion, but we should forge unity for development activities."
About the early flashflood that hit the country's haor region this year damaging a vast area of boro paddy field, President Hamid stressed the need for bringing a change in the lifestyle and livelihood of haor dwellers and developing new varieties of flood-tolerant crops aiming to cope with the adverse affects of climate change.
"Natural environment is being changed rapidly in the country and that's why all must think in this regard," he said, underscoring the invention of sustainable technology and its proper use to ensure local advancement and enhance the standard of people's living.
Earlier, President Hamid inaugurated a six-storey building of Greater Mymensingh Samity here.
Chief Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office Md Abul Kalam Azad, political leaders and professionals of the region, and senior civil and military officials, among others, were present.