500 flood victims get cash and seed from BDRCS in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, A total of 500 flood victims of Erendabari, Gozaria and Fulchhari unions of Fulchhari upazila got cash money of TK 22,50,000 and vegetable seed from Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

(BDRCS) today.

The cash money and vegetable seed were disbursed to the flood victims of

the char unions of the upazila at the arrangement of BDRCS, district unit

with the financial support of Swiss Red Cross (SRC).

The objective of the money distribution was to help them buy essential

materials so that they could pass their days without hardship during the

critical time, said an official. A simple function was also organized at

Balashighat area under Kanchipara union of Fulchhari upazila in the district

this noon.

Chairman of BDRCS, Gaibandha unit and also chairman of Gaibandha Zila

Parishad Ataur Rahman Sarker and unit secretary Rezaul Karim Reza formally

disbursed the money to the beneficiaries.

Ataur Rahman Sarker in his speeches said the BDRCS and the SRC had beside

the flood victims of the district in past and the organizations would stand

beside them in future to mitigate their sufferings caused by natural


Each of them received TK 4,500 and a packet of seed of eight types of

vegetable like okra, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, cucumber, and pumpkin as

grant from the organizations under the activity of cash and seed distribution

among flood affected people2019.

Directors of BDRCS KF Rahman and Sajib Kumar Paul, and manager of DRMSRC

Tuhin Samaddar were present on the occasion while project manager Golam

Mostafa, resilience coordinator Amal Kumar Pramanik, unit level officer Pavel

Rahman, finance and admin officer M. Khurshid Alam, project officer Saiful

Islam and project engineer Mominul Islam coordinated the activity.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)