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President: Stand by helpless people around us

  • Published at 03:55 pm May 14th, 2021
President Abdul Hamid
File photo of Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid Collected

President M Abdul Hamid advises all to follow hygiene rules on the joyous occasion of Eid

President M Abdul Hamid on Friday urged all to try their best to stand by the helpless and endangered people around us as Eid-ul-Fitr teaches us self-purification and self-control.

“Stand by the helpless and endangered people around us,” he said while he delivered his speech, greeting the countrymen on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims, at Bangabhaban Durbar Hall.

The president asked the government, non-government organizations and different socio-cultural bodies and the affluent people of the society to contribute as much as possible to help the indigent and helpless people.

He categorically said everyone should try their best so that many helpless and endangered people around us are not deprived of the joys of the holy festival.

Referring to ongoing pandemic Covid-19 outbreak, Abdul Hamid said after a month-long fasting, this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated at a time when the whole world is facing serious challenges for lives and livelihoods of the people.

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“Coronavirus has already killed more than 3.3 million people worldwide . . . Billions of people have lost their jobs and are living inhumane lives. It is not possible to deal with the coronavirus situation forever,” the president mentioned.

The president said saving lives is the first priority, but the importance of living for life is undeniable.

“So, in order to keep our livelihood active, we have to move forward by dealing with the coronavirus situation . . . We have to work to tackle the coronavirus situation without any panic,” he added.

The president also advised all citizens to follow health rules, including wearing masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining social distancing on this joyous occasion.

About the government’s all-out effort to deal with the Covid-19 situation, he said the government has already taken various steps to help the endangered people along with their treatment facilities while economic activities with various incentives is also going on.

“Coronavirus vaccination has already begun . . . The government is making strong efforts to procure vaccines from different countries of the world with the highest priority and this problem will be solved soon, inshallah (God willing),” the president hoped.

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