KISHOREGANJ: Bangla-desh Krishak League activists on Thursday joined farmers in paddy harvesting to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Krishak League president Samir Chanda and general secretary Advocate Umme Kulsum Smriti joined farmers in harvesting Boro paddy in haor of Gerajur of Sutarpar union of Karimganj Upazila under Kishoreganj district on the inaugural day.The central leaders also instructed the district, upazila, union and ward level leaders, activists to make the harvesting programme successful like the previous year.
Samir Chanda, also an agriculturist, said “When farmers are facing problem with their ripen paddy during the coronavirus lockdown, the leaders and workers of Bangladesh Krishak League are helping them in cutting the paddy. Like last time, Bangladesh Krishak League men will participate in harvesting paddy across the country in accordance with the health rules as per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
Adv Umme Kulsum Smriti asked the leaders and workers of Krishak League across the country to cut the paddy and hand it over to the helpless farmers.
Among others, joint general secretary of Bangladesh Krishak League agriculturist Bishwanath Sarkar Bittu, office secretary Rezaul Karim Reza, central committee member and general secretary of Kishoreganj district Krishak League Anwar Hossain Bachchu, Krishak League central committee member Akhtaruzzaman Shipon and Kishoreganj district Krishak League president Ahmad Ullah were present.
Krishak League leaders and activists will cut the paddy in the Haor region on priority basis to protect the crops from flood caused by heavy rains.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed party leaders and activists to help farmers harvest their Boro paddy due to labourer crisis amid the countrywide lockdown.Road Transport and Bridges Minister an Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the remark recently while virtually attending a discussion meeting marking the 49th founding anniversary of Krishak League from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.
During the first wave of coronavirus pandemic, leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Jubo League, Swechchasebak League, Krishak League and other associate bodies of the Awami League joined their hands for harvesting paddy to relieve farmers of labourer crisis.