The International Day of Older Persons was observed yesterday in many districts in Bangladesh with a call to increase the facilities for the elderly people for their better life.
To mark the day, a colourful procession was brought out in the district town in the morning.
Later, a discussion was held at Manikganj Bijoy Mela Math, reports our correspondent.
Mafizul Islam Khan Kamal, founder Principal of Manikganj Government Women College presided over the meeting while Rashida Ferdouse, Deputy Commissioner of Manikganj addressed as the chief guest.
Majibar Rahman, ADC (Rev.), Monjur Mohammad Shahriar, ADC (Gen), Prof. Asaduzzaman, and advocate Zahirul Alam Khan Lody, among others, spoke.
International day of older persons was observed in a befitting manner through holding rallies and discussion organized by Faridpur unit of Bangladesh Prabin Hitaishy Sangha in cooperation of district administration, Social Service department and NGOs.
A rally was held participated by a large number of senior citizens, government officials and NGO men which paraded different streets of the town, reports BSS.
The rally was followed by a discussion held in the conference room of DC of Faridpur.
DC Umme Salam Tanzia addressed the discussion as the chief guest with Dr MA Jalil in the chair.
The discussion was also addressed, among others, by Civil Surgeon Dr. Arun Kanti Biswas, Sadar upazila chairman Kh. Mohtesham Hossain Babor, DD of Social Service department ASM Ali Ahsan, Prabin Hitaishi Sangha secretary Prof Md Abdus Samad.
A musical soiree was also held at the end of the discussion.
Our correspondent said a procession was brought out from Madrasa crossing road in the town at around 10.30am led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (general) Kazi Atiur Rahman.
Among others district administration, social welfare affairs, NOG RIC and different social and cultural organizations took part in it.
A meeting was also held at DC office’s conference room. Deputy Commissioner Shahina Khatun, advocate Abdul Ohab and RIC representative Abul Kalam Azad spoke on the occasion.
Prabin Hitaishy Sangha in cooperation of district administration, Social Service department and NGOs brought out a procession in the town, reports our correspondent.
Among others, former MP N K Alam Chowdhury, Civil Surgeon Abdur Rashid, Shilpa and Banik Samity president SM Shafikul Alam spoke on the occasion. Hitaishy Sangha President Azizul Haque presided over the function where DC AGM Ershad Ahsan Habib spoke as special guest.
According to reports of our correspondent, a procession was brought out form in front of the deputy commissioner office in the morning and rounded the streets in the town.
Later, a discussion was held at the DC office where Social Welfare Association General Secretary Md Golam Azam, Resource Integration Centre’s area manager Moazzem Hossain spoke. DC Mokleshur Rahman presided over the meeting.