15,000 people get food assistance in Cumilla

Our Correspondent

22 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CUMILLA: A total of 15,000 workless poor and helpless people in 13 unions of the Chandina upazila of the district received food assistance as a gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday.

Former deputy speaker Professor Md Ali Ashraf, MP, distributed the aid to the workless people at the Upazila Parishad auditorium on Friday morning abiding by the health directives.

Upazila Parishad Chairman Tapan Bakshi, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Vibhishan Kanti Das, Chandina Municipality Mayor Shawkat Hossain Bhuiyan, among other, were present on the occasion.

Ali Ashraf said the district administration provided the food assistance from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s relief fund and as a part of the government’s instant humanitarian support.

“The government has stood beside workless, destitute, unemployed and helpless people with the gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the epidemic situation,” he added.

Face mask and soap were also distributed free of cost among the people.