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Adolescents bring out bicycle rally in Rangpur

  • Our Correspondent
  • 6 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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RANGPUR: Adolescents brought out a bicycle rally on the city streets here on Friday aiming to raise public awareness about the essence of abiding by hygiene rules for preventing the spread of Covid-19 infection.

The rally was organised by 'Sobujer Sopnojoy' (Chasing Dreams by the Evergreens) with the banner 'Always follow hygiene rules, get Covid-19 vaccine and stand by the children and families affected by corona'.

UNICEF and Rangpur City Corporation extended assistance to 'Sobujer Sopnojoy', a Rangpur-based social media platform, where adolescents from the northern region are gathering online to raise voices on children issues and child protection risks amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panel Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation Mahmudur Rahman Titu inaugurated the rally as a yearlong awareness raising campaign against coronavirus ceremonially at Town Hall premises as the chief guest.

Regional Director of Bangladesh Betar at its Rangpur Kendra Dr Md Harun-ur-Rashid spoke as special guest.

Dr Rashid appreciated the initiative taken by member adolescents of 'Sobujer Sopnojoy' to encourage people to adhere to safe hygiene practices like wearing masks and taking Covid-19 vaccine.

Young representatives of the organisation Al Amin, Muniim, Rhitik and Sanjum called for united efforts to bring the children affected by the pandemic back to schools, ensure safe and infection-free educational institutions and help families affected by coronavirus.

Ashik, Tisha and Miftahul, few members of 'Sobujer Sopnojoy', urged the service provider organisations and government authorities to ensure Covid-19 vaccine and safe hygiene practices for the people living in remote and hardly reachable areas.

Communication for Development Officer at UNICEF Bangladesh Monjur Ahmed, its Health Officer Dr Nazmun Nahar Bably and Program Officer Raushan Rahman also spoke.

They stressed on maintaining the continuation of the awareness-raising programme to inspire people in taking Covid-19 vaccine, covering nose and mouth properly, wearing masks and washing hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds.