Cooperative movement play vital role in making Bangladesh prosperous

GAIBANDHA Speakers at a post-rally discussion said

cooperative movement could play significant role in making Bangladesh

prosperous and enriched country in the days ahead as cooperatives have a

great and potential strength in our development efforts.

They said this at the discussion organised by district cooperative and

Sadar upazila cooperative office in observance of the 48th National

Cooperative Day- 2019 with the theme of 'Philosophy of Bangabandhu,

Development in Cooperatives.

The 48th National Cooperative Day was observed here as elsewhere in the

country today with a call to strengthen the cooperative movement in the

society.

Earlier, in the morning around 10 am, a grand rally was brought out from

the premises of Public Library and Club (PLC) and ended at the same venue

after parading the main roads of the town.

Later, a discussion meeting was held at the auditorium of PLC with

deputy commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin in the chair.

Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini

addressed the function as the chief guest and police super Towhidul Islam,

general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, district unit, Abu Bakar

Siddique, mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir

Milon were present at the event as the special guests.

The speakers put emphasis on building social movement through active

participation of all the concerned for strengthening the cooperative

activities in the country to attain the cherished goal of the cooperative

department.

Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini

said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had recognized

the cooperatives as one of the best weapons for the development.

Bangabandhu had dreamt of a pro-people cooperatives movement for

improving the fate of the poor and under privileged people, she added.

The whip also underlined the importance of more involvement of womenfolk

with the cooperatives to expedite country's economic progress as well as

empowerment of women.

DC Abdul Matin in his concluding speeches urged all to be more active

and sincere to make the cooperatives activities more active and time-

befitting in order to turn Bangladesh into a happy and prosperous nation.

Earlier, district cooperative officer Ferdous Rahman made a welcome

speech and said around 70,000 persons had been involved with 2526 general

cooperative samities as cooperative members who are gradually becoming self-

reliant after getting need base training on various income generating trades

and credit facilities from the offices.

A large number of upazila level officials, cooperative members, social

workers, and NGO activists including journalists of print and electronic

media attended the programmes.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)