Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday called upon all, irrespective of political affiliation, to stand by helpless people in the country during the Eid-ul-Azha.
“All, irrespective of political affiliation, have to stand by the helpless people during the Eid,” he said after distributing Eid gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and coronavirus protective gear organised by relief and social welfare sub-committee on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, joined the programme through videoconferencing from his secretariat office in the capital.
The AL spokesperson came up with the call as a good number of low-income people of the country are being affected by the ongoing surge of coronavirus.
Quader said the Awami League does not do politics of words rather it believes in the politics of sacrifice too.
He said Eid-ul-Azha has come at the movement this year when the country is witnessing a high rise of coronavirus infection rate.
Noting that the history of Awami League’s politics is also a golden chapter of sacrifices, he said, “Bangabandhu taught us to make sacrifice for bringing smile on the faces of masses.”
Staying by people during disaster and crisis is the political philosophy of Bangabandhu and his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said.Mentioning that millions of people are now going home amid the current situation of high infection rate of coronavirus across the country, he said everyone should remain careful and maintain health guidelines properly as anyone can carry coronavirus during the mad rush of home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Unless the homebound people maintain highest level of caution, the Eid journey may appear as severe shocking news.
“Let everyone create a protective shield for own and family members,” he said.
He urged all to maintain health guidelines and wear facemask properly at bus and launch terminals, ferry ghats, railway stations and cattle markets to keep oneself safe from being infected with the deadly virus.