Coronavirus Fallout

Atiq gives food to 500 transgenders

Staff Correspondent

5 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Newly elected Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam on Saturday distributed food items among the third gender at Uttara in the capital.

The items include rice, potato, pulse, soap and oil were distributed affected people by the country wide lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, at Uttara sector 13 playground.

The distribution was done in a unique style as the food items laid down on the grounds and the people took away one by one standing in queue with safe physical distance.

Talking on the occasion, Mayor Atiqul Islam said, “Everyone has a right to food. Like others, the third gender right to food. We want everyone is safe with food.”

DNCC councilor Sharif Uddin, Uttoron Foundation chairman Habibur Rahman and others were present at the distribution programme.