The Chattogram district administration has handed over 'gifts' given by the Prime Minister to 300 people of the third gender in the port city. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman distributed the gifts at the gymnasium adjacent to MA Aziz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Each packet of gift contained 8 kg of rice, 1 kg of pulses, 1 chira, 2 kg of potatoes, 1 kg of sugar and 1 kg of semai, 100 g of tea leaves.
Chattogram DC said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the Father of the Nation, has directed to deliver relief to the working people who have become unemployed or in distress during the Corona period.
We want to bring relief to the neglected third sex transgender group of the society who beg from the people, whom we see in the eyes of neglect. Those who are living in dire straits, including hairdressers, cobblers, fishermen, the disabled, the Vedic community and transport workers, will be brought under relief in phases.
"We want no one to starve in this situation," he said. As long as the lockdown continues, relief distribution activities among the helpless and indigent people of the society will continue.
Gift items are being delivered to the homes of the lower and middle class who are reluctant to seek help in public or call and text us for help. We have a stockpile of 20,000 packets of relief supplies. So far 2,300 packets of relief items have been distributed in the city. So far, relief materials have been provided to more than 500 helpless people outside the city at the upazila level. Besides, cash assistance has been provided to some indigent families. If the situation is normal, we will all go back to work.
He called upon the government as well as the rich people and institutions of the society to come forward to help the people who have become completely unemployed in the lockdown.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (Development) Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) SM Zakaria, Additional District Magistrate Mohammad SumniAkter, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Mohammad Nazmul Ahsan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Masud Kamal, Executive Magistrate and Staff Officer to DC Umar Faruq, NDC and Executive Magistrate MasudRana, Executive Magistrate Ali Hasan, Executive Magistrate Mizanur Rahman, District Relief Officer Sajeeb Chakraborty, Deputy Director Md. Shahidul Islam, President of Hijra Workers Cooperative Society FalguniHijra and otherswere present on the occasion.
The volunteer team collaborates with CPP, Better Future Bangladesh, PurbasharAlo, Red Crescent, TrinamoolNatyadal, SAARC Human Rights Foundation and Nirvana Club.