Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Shailkupa in Jhenidah set an example standing by a 75-year old man. Being sympathized, the UNO donated him Tk 6,000.
UNO Usman Gani said when he was moving towards the district headquarters on his office vehicle, he saw the elderly man, whom backbone was bent due to old age complications, was pulling his paddle van at Garaganj bus stoppage. Later, he identified the man as Adil Uddin of Chandipur village. The UNO asked the man to see him at his office.
The UNO came to know that out of his two sons, younger one has been studying in Dhaka. But he does not take care of the elderly man. Another son is disabled. Out of three daughters, one lives with him as she is widow.
The UNO donated a sum of 6,000 instantly to Adil Uddin so that he could manage his food and medicine for two months. He also arranged a card for his disabled son. The UNO is thinking alternative way for some income of the elderly man.
Adil Uddin said as he don’t have alternative, pulls the van dawn to dusk and manages the family anyhow.