The ruling party continues its relief work across the country to mark the month of mourning
The Awami League has urged its party leaders and activists to participate in the nationwide mass vaccination program, which is scheduled to begin on August 7, keeping in line with the party’s plan to do relief and charity work to observe the month of mourning.
The party higher-ups made the statement at a press briefing on Monday.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said: “The government has already made necessary preparations to launch the mass vaccination program at union level from August 7.”
Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, asked the leaders and workers of the Awami League’s district, upazila, municipality, union and ward units and its affiliated organizations to cooperate with the administration to turn the mass inoculation program into a success.
The Awami League and its associate organizations are observing the month of mourning through various programs to remember the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s founding father, and most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
The party on Monday continued its relief work to pay its respects to Bangabandhu and his family across the country.
Mahbubul Alam Hanif, joint general secretary of the Awami League, was present as the chief guest at a food distribution program arranged by Dhaka City North Awami League.
“The Awami League is the only political party of Bangladesh that has been supporting people from its inception in any disaster. We will continue our relief work,” told Hanif.
He also urged the affluent section of society to support poor and helpless people who are suffering due to the ongoing pandemic.
Local MP Ilias Uddin Mollah presided over the program while Awami League advisory council member AKM Rahmatullah MP, central committee Organizing Secretary Mirza Azam, Relief Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Dhaka South Awami League President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman and General Secretary SM Mannan Kochi, among others, were present on the occasion.
Hanif also urged party activists and leaders to assist health workers in making the mass vaccination program successful at the grassroots level.
As on the first day, Awami Jubo League distributed food and relief on Monday at Bangabandhu Avenue and Central Shaheed Minar to mark the month of mourning.