Published:  12:18 AM, 09 October 2017

JnU offers relief for Rohingyas


Jagannath University (JnU) on Sunday  offered one thousand packets of relief materials for the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh being displaced by the Myanmar army.  The university authorities gave the relief material to Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya through a formal program at JnU auditorium.

JnU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman and Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Mohammad Shah Kamal spoke at the function with JnU Treasurer M Selim Bhuiyan in the chair.  Twenty thousand packets of relief materials have been prepared with money contributed by teachers, employees and students of the university.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that Bangladesh has provided shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds.  Falling victims to inhumane and unimaginable atrocities in Myanmar, the Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh, he added.

Maya said Bangladesh has moral responsibility to provide shelter to them and the overall relief work for five lakh Rohingyas is being carried out properly with foreign aid. He said the government has made shades for the Rohingyas while arrangements have been made  for road construction and electricity supply in the camp areas. "The government is now focusing on healthcare and sanitation on priority basis", he said.

Bangladesh has been lauded for giving shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian ground. Different countries have called the Prime Minister 'Mother of Humanity' for giving shelter to the Rohingyas, he added. He urged all the educational institutions of the country to extend their hands like the Jagannath University for the Rohingyas.  The university teachers, students and employees were present on the occasion.

-BSS


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