He urges everyone to speak out against illegal occupation, pollution
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Tuesday underscored the need for joint efforts of all to develop the city.
“Dhaka, the capital of Sonar Bangla, has to be developed into a sophisticated city like those in Switzerland. Joint efforts of all are needed in this regard," he said.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a function arranged to distribute food from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the unemployed, destitute, and helpless people on the occasion of the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Academy ground in the Dhaka's Agargaon area.
The mayor with deep respect recalled all the martyrs, including Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally killed by the assassins on the night of August 15, 1975.
He urged everyone to speak out against illegal occupation and pollution, so that a city free from any kind of harassment can be built.
On behalf of the premier, around 1,000 poor and helpless families received food items including rice, pulses, soybean oil, sugar, chira, Suji, powdered milk, and salt, he added.
Later, the DNCC mayor took part in a discussion and doa-mahfil organized by DNCC Sramik Karmachari League at Nagar Bhaban in Gulshan.