339Published on August 2, 2021
Some 3,000 more jobless and other distressed families were given humanitarian assistance aimed at mitigating their hardship and starvation amid the countrywide lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) distributed the assistance at Rajshahi University School playground maintaining social distancing and other protective measures to contain coronavirus spread.
Each of the beneficiary families was given a food-package containing 10 kilograms of rice and one kilogram of lentil.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by Vice-chancellor-in-charge of Rajshahi University Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam and local Awami League leaders and civil society members handed over the support.
Speaking on the occasion, Liton said the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to cope with the present pandemic situation.
The government has been dispensing foodstuffs and cash money among the low-income and other hand-to-mouth families to mitigate their hardships being caused by the pandemic, he said.
Earlier, the RCC provided similar types of food packages to around 7,270 distressed families at three separate places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.