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Call to expedite social services

RAJSHAHI, Jan 2, 2018 (BSS)- Speakers at a post-rally discussion here on Tuesday unequivocally called for expediting the social services for welfare of the people with special needs and other underprivileged sections of the society.

They put emphasis on ensuring transparency and accountability in all the welfare-oriented social service activities so that the target group of people could derive total benefits of the welfare programs.

Department of Social Services (DSS) and District administration jointly organized the discussion at Shishu Academy auditorium in observance of the National Social Service Day-2018.

Akhter Jahan, MP, and Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively with deputy director of the department Rashedul Kabir in the chair.

Social Worker Shaheen Akhter Rainy, Divisional Director of DSS Zulfikar Haider and Member of National Disabled Welfare Council Mozammel Haque also spoke.

Lawmaker Akhter Jahan said the government has been implementing various social safety net programs for overall development of the public in general and urged the officials and staff concerned to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty for a successful implementation of the programs.

Earlier, a huge rally was brought out from the C&B Crossing marking the day. The rally paraded some thoroughfares before being converged into the meeting venue.

Nearly 100 government and non-government officials and employees and volunteers participated in the discussion.

In observance of the day, a daylong fair was organized at the academy premises. More than 22 government, non-government and voluntary organizations set stalls showcasing their products.