Freedom fighters overwhelmed by PM’s gift

Housing for FFs in every upazila ongoing

Published : 26 Jan 2022 09:35 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken firm steps to ensure that no heroic freedom fighter lives on the soil of Bangladesh in a miserable state. Already the allowances of all freedom fighters have been increased. Besides, 10 "Bir Nibas" in each upazila have started the work of sheltering the freedom fighters as a place for the indigent freedom fighters.

According to the upazila administration sources, 10 housing projects are underway in Tarash upazila of Sirajganj district.

Tarash Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mejbaul Karim said the construction cost for each house was around Tk 14 lakh. The work is progressing at a fast pace.

Abdul Aziz, a heroic freedom fighter from Penguari village, said, "I am a freedom fighter. I never imagined that my family and I would live in a house. I thank the Prime Minister for this. This step of the present government seems like a dream to me.”

Mubarak Hossain, another heroic freedom fighter, said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the Father of the Nation, has made arrangements to stay in her pucca house for the sake of her firm steps.

Upazila Project Implementation Officer (PIO) Nur Mamun said construction was going on as per schedule. Officials of upazila administration have not received any complaint in this regard yet.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mejbaul Karim said that this step of the government really deserves praise. Even after a long time, the heroic freedom fighters will have a place to rest in this heroic abode.

He further said that the construction work of the house is progressing at a fast pace. About 50 percent of the work has already been completed. Many houses will be constructed directly from the Ministry of Freedom Fighters. He expressed hope that the work would be completed within the next two months.