A total of 1,431 COVID-19 pandemic affected poor, jobless and distressed families in Manpura upazila of the district received Taka 500 in cash each as a gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today.
Upazila Parishad Chairman Shelina Akhter Chowdhury and Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Acting) Md. Shamim Miah distributed the cash Taka at Uttar Sakuchia union parishad premises this morning with Zakir Hossain, chairman of the union, in the chair abiding by the health directives.
Md. Harunur Rashid, Manager of Amar Bari Amar Khamar Project and upazila administrative officials of the upazila, among others, were present on the occasion.
Under the programme, each of 931 distressed families was given Taka 450 under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) program and rest of 500 distressed families were given each Taka 500 as a gift from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for celebrating the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Acting) of Manpura upazila Md. Shamim Miah said the cash Taka is being distributed from yesterday to the beneficiaries of the upazila.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)