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500 destitute get food baskets


Published : 09 May 2021 09:19 PM

500 destitute families in Chattogram received food baskets sent by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.  This food basket sent by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center are for the destitute and Rohingyas.

The food baskets were distributed at 2 locations in the port city on Saturday.  The Saudi government is implementing the programme to improve the living standards of the poor during the epidemic corona lockdown and holy month of Ramadan.  80,000 food baskets are being distributed across Bangladesh under the programme.

The programme was implemented with the presence of a delegation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.  The food baskets were handed over to 500 people at the city's International Convention Hall.

Chairman of Al Manahil Welfare Foundation Helal bin Zamir Uddin presided over the inaugural function while Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Saleh Mohammad Tanvir was present as the Chief Guest.  

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Basak,  Director of Chittagong Chamber and Member Secretary of Chittagong Metropolitan Community Police Ahid Siraj Chowdhury Swapan, Chief Executive of Al Manahil Welfare Foundation Farid Uddin and others were present as special guests at the time.

Police Commissioner Saleh Mohammad Tanvir said, “Saudi Arabia has always stood by Bangladesh.  Even during the lockdown, they stood by the Rohingyas and poor people of Bangladesh with food aid.  With this food aid, helpless people will be able to meet their needs.  Everyone should stand by the helpless people.  Then we will be able to achieve the vision of the government.”

These foods have been distributed in different districts of the country, especially in Dhaka, Nilphamari, Jessore, Rajshahi, Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram districts.  About 1 lakh 30 thousand people have benefited from this.  The food basket contains various ingredients including essential oils, sugar and rice.  It contains a total of 25 kg of food.