Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque distributed eight kg rice per person among 49 employees of the New Market Shop Owners' Association at the KDA New Market premises on Saturday morning under the 'Humanitarian Assistance Programme' announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.
While distributing the food items, the city mayor said, “Masks are the main protection against corona infection. The government has continued to distribute relief goods during the corona period.” The mayor called on all to follow government directives, avoid public gatherings and strictly abide by the health and safety rules.
MDA Babul Rana, General Secretary of Mahanagar Awami League, Md Mizanur Rahman, Director of Khulna Labor Department, Sheikh Hafizur Rahman Hafiz, Councilor of Ward No. 17, Md Maksudur Rahman Gora, General Secretary of New Market Shop Owners Association and others were present during the distribution. Abdul Ghaffar Biswas, president of Khulna Newmarket Shop Owners Association, presided over the function.