Published:  01:37 AM, 07 May 2021

1,300 low-income people get food aid in Khulna

'Rich should come forward during corona crisis'

1,300 low-income people get food aid in Khulna Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque distributes relief goods among poor people at Khalishpur North-West Power Generation Company Limited premises in Khulna on Thursday. -AA
 
The rich people of the country should come forward to help the people affected by corona pandemic across the country, said Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque.

The KCC mayor came up with the remarks as the chief guest while distributing relief goods among poor people at Khalishpur North-West Power Generation Company Limited premises in Khulna on Thursday.

Some 200 people affected by corona pandemic got the foodstuffs including rice, pulao rice, pulse, soyabean oil, sugar, soap, vermicelli, salt and powder milk. The city mayor said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been assisting the helpless victims since the beginning of corona. The distribution of relief supplies will continue until the coronavirus reaches a tolerable level. The government is working all the time to overcome the Corona situation. He said, the corona situation in Bangladesh is at a tolerable level as compared to other countries in the world. The rich should come forward in the Corona pandemic. The city mayor urged everyone not to go out without any need to prevent corona.

The mayor distributed relief items among about 1,100 unemployed low-income working people in wards 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 15. Khulna City Corporation (KCC)'s panel mayor Md Aminul Islam Munna, North-West Power Generation Company Limited's supervising engineer Md Ashad Halim, executive engineer Md Ejaz Mamun, ward 13 councilor SM Khurshid Ahmed, local Awami League leaders including councilors of different wards were present.

Later, the city mayor distributed baby food among 93 children on the occasion of 'National Nutrition Week' under the project of improving the quality of life of marginalized people at Nagar Bhaban premises. The baby food consisted of 30 eggs per head, one liter of soybean oil, 500 grams of sugar and 500 grams of semolina.


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