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88 distressed people get financial grant in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA Some 88 distressed people of the district got financial grant from Jatiya Samaj Kalyan Parishad (JSKP) under the Ministry of Social Welfare on Monday.

A function organized by District Samaj Kalyan Parishad (DSKP) was also

held at the conference room of deputy commissioner (DC) here at noon while deputy director of Department of Social Services Emdadul Haque Pramanik presided over the ceremony.

DC Abdul Matin who is also the chairperson of DSKP addressed the

function as the chief guest and senior journalist Sarker Mohammad

Shahiduzzaman spoke at the event as the special guest while town social

services officer Mizanur Rahman Mollick was the moderator.

DC Abdul Matin said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh

Hasina had been working relentlessly for the distressed across the country

since 2009 to mitigate their sufferings through providing them with financial

grant and other state run facilities.

This year, a total of 88 distressed people including the poor students

of the district had been brought under the programme of JSKP and Taka 4.40

lakh as grant had been allocated for them, the DC added.

The DC also asked the beneficiaries to utilize the grant money and to be

engaged in income generating activities to change their socio-economic

condition gradually to assist the government to build poverty and hunger free

Bangladesh.

Later, DC Abdul Matin formally distributed cheques of grant to the

distressed and the poor students. Each of them received a cheque of Taka 5000

as grant.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)