The country’s largest Bengali daily Bangladesh Pratidin has accorded honour to Cumilla-based students’ voluntary organisation Sangsaptak for contributing to the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
Sangsaptak is a youth led organisation consisting of students from Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla providing corona-hit helpless people with daily necessities and telemedicine service.
Naem Nizam, editor of Bangladesh Pratidin and chief adviser of the organisation, Kamal Mahmud, news editor of the daily, and Manjurul Islam, chief reporter, were present, among others.
A memento was handed over to ‘Sangsaptak’ team coordinator Zahirul Islam and other members.
Hailing the charity, Imdadul Haq Milan said “Naem Nizam has become popular due to various reasons. He gifted a house after hearing suffering of a homeless person. The members of Sangsaptak stood by the helpless people amid pandemic endangering life. You (members of Sangsaptak) are holding various voluntary activities including distribution of masks among people. A true human should come forward in aid of helpless people. You have won the fight against corona. You have stood beside helpless endangering life.”
Naem Nizam said “It is responsibility of all to come forward to the cause of humanity. Unfortunately, many people cannot play due role in the field. But members of this organisation stood by the helpless people endangering their life. Many of you had tested positive for Covid-19 for working in the field. Such infection could not stop works of the organisation. You went to the doorsteps of people with food, medical items and oxygen. You did a great job. I tender my heartfelt thanks to you.”
Zahirul Islam said “We went door-to-door with food materials and advice during the pandemic when most of the people were afraid of coming out of house. We also distributed masks and hand sanitiser. We distributed food among 250 unemployed people. We gave iftar items to people during Ramadan. We visited schools and made the students aware of the corona. Besides, we provided 250 people with oxygen. Sangsaptak was also engaged in distributing medical items.”