Be sympathetic to orphans: Menon

16 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Welfare Ministry Rashed Khan Menon urged all to be sympathetic to orphans, saying they could be worthy citizens of the country if necessary opportunities and assistances are provided to them, reports BSS.

He said many people who once resided in the orphanage centres became famous and popular in the world through showing their laudable and meritorious works and kept much contribution to the nation building.

He made the comments while addressing a view exchange meeting with the inmates of Govt. Shishu Paribar (Girl) of the town here on Friday afternoon as the chief guest.

Emdadul Haque Pramanik, deputy director of Social Services Department, presided over the function while acting deputy superintendent of the Govt. Shishu Paribar M. Tomizul Islam moderated it.

Menon said the Mujib Barsho is going to be celebrated at home and abroad this year with a view to representing the life and works of Bangabandhu to next generation and children can know more about Bangabandhu through it.

He urged the students to be worthy citizens of the country being imbued with the ideology of Bangabandhu and the spirit of the War of Liberation.

He also suggested the children to follow the ideals and philosophy of Begum Rokeya who was the pioneer of women empowerment.

Later, Menon enjoyed a cultural function performed by the inmates of the institution.

Politburo member of Workers Party of Bangladesh Aminul Islam Golap, social services officers Mizanur Rahman, Nasir Uddin Shah, and local elites were present on the occasion.