RANGPUR, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, distributed cash money and corrugated iron sheets as government assistance among 109 fire-victim families of Sadar upazila in Nilphamari district today.
The minister distributed the assistance allocated by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief at a simple ceremony organised by Sadar upazila administration on the upazila parisahd premises as the chief guest.
Under the programme, each of the 109 fire victim families of different villages under Sadar upazila of Nilphamari received Taka 3,000 and one bundle of corrugated iron sheets.
With Nilphamari Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sheikh Mohammad Belayet Hossain in the chair, Sadar upazila Chairman Abuzar Rahman, its Vice-chairman Arifa Sultana, Sadar Upazila Engineer Saiful Islam and General Secretary of District Union Chairmen Association Hafizur Rashid attended the ceremony.
Later, the Minister distributed cash money and blankets allocated by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) among 55 fire victim families and 350 cold-affected poor and distressed people of Nilphamari Sadar upazila.
Under the programme, each of the 55 fire victim families received Taka 2,000 and one piece of blanket and 350 poorer section people got one piece of blanket each.
Secretary of Nilphamari unit of BDRCS Hasina Ahmed, its Executive Member Dr Mujibul Hasan Chowdhury and its Youth Unit Chief Masud Sarker, were present in the ceremony, among others.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)