President urges affluent people to stand by flood-affected people


DHAKA, Aug 01, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today urged the
affluent section of the society to stand by the helpless people as
their level best in this tough time triggered by flood in different
districts of the country and the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everyone should take care so that the helpless people are not
deprived of the joy of Eid . . . Wealthy and able people should come
forward to share the Eid joys with all instead of confining it only to
themselves and their families,” the President said.

In his speech on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest
religious festival of Muslim Ummah, at Bangabhaban today, he made a
call: “Everyone, irrespective of party affiliation and opinion, should
work so that the flood-affected people can also share the joy of Eid.”

At present many people in different districts are living with water
logging and the government is providing possible assistance to them,
including food and cash support, the President mentioned.

Abdul Hamid said Eid-ul-Azha is being held such a moment when the
COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on many countries and many people
are leading inhuman life with severe unemployment problems.

“All have to extend their helping hands from their respective
positions to the cause the humanity . . . Let’s not forget the
humanity. Besides doctors and nurses, families and relatives should be
more sincere while treating and caring of the people infected with the
lethal virus,” the President said.

The head of the state called upon the countrymen to celebrate Eid
festival maintaining health rules and social distancing with utmost
caution. “Stay sound and try to keep others well, it would be
everyone’s oath,” he added.

President Hamid said, “Religion shows the path of welfare and light.
Actual religious education and conduct help create enlightened people,
removes darkness and superstition from the society and builds a unique
bond of communal harmony among all, irrespective of religion and caste
or creed.”

The head of the state urged all to help accelerate the ongoing
national development activities by following the teachings of
Eid-ul-Azha’s sacrifice and maintaining communal harmony in the
personal and social life.