FARIDPUR, Jan 2, 2017 (BSS)-National Social Service Day as part of the country-wide program introduced in 2013 by the government was observed here today in a befitting manner.
Social Service Department chalked out an elaborate program in this connection which included rally and discussion meeting.
A rally participated by different sections of people was brought out in this morning in the town to create awareness among the people about the service seekers who are neglected by the freak of luck.
A discussion meeting highlighting the day was held at the conference room of DC of Faridpur chaired by Deputy Director of Social Services ASM Ali Ahsan while Deputy Commissioner Begum Umme Salma Tanzia was the chief guest. Sadar upazilla chairman and Awami League leader Kh Mohtesham Hossain Babor was present at the meeting as special guest.
Speakers addressing the meeting stressed the need for helping the poor, widow, disabled and the old people by NGOs, affluent individuals alongside the government. They also stressed the need for doing the micro-credit program more judiciously and effectively among the poor for reducing poverty from the district.
DC Tanzia in her speech stressed on forward looking at the downtrodden and neglected people of the society for their well-being and added that if they are not brought to the mainstream of the society we will be deprived of getting unified efforts in the national development. He also emphasized on proper selection, distribution and utility of the micro-credit loan for the poor.
She further said that to make the necessary services at the door steps of the people is 'Digital Bangladesh'. In this connection she urged upon all concerned to make the best use of the present government's various safety net programme for the distressed and neglected people.
Among others, Diabetic Association secretary BSS Correspondent Prof Md Shahjhan, Diabetic Association secretary Prof Sk Abdus Samad, Ngo leaders Azharul Islam, Abdul Jalil, Belayet Hossain, ANM Fazlul Hadi Sabbir and Suresh Haldar took part in the discussion.
It was learnt from the report in the meeting that nine types of people consisting of 81,082 are getting government pensions in the district. The Social Services department provided five types of micro-credit amounting Taka 23,89,30,633 in 51401 schemes. Of the total amount of the micro-credit Taka 21,45,98,647.00 have already been recovered from lonees.