Some 500 cold-stricken distressed people of char areas in Gangachara upazila received quality blankets on Sunday to mitigate their sufferings from the biting cold wave.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) with assistance from Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) distributed the blanket.
The blankets were distributed under the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of FBCCI to mitigate sufferings of the cold-hit poor and distressed people from the sweeping cold-wave.
President of RCCI Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu with officials and executives of its board of directors distributed the blankets at Belabhumi Resort near the Gangachara Sheikh Hasina Teesta Bridge at Mohipur point in the upazila.
Speaking on the occasion, the RCCI President expressed deep gratitude to the FBCCI authorities for extending their assistance to cold-stricken, poor, distressed and backward people of Rangpur in the wake of the chilling cold wave.
He requested different trade bodies, businesspersons, industrialists, charity and voluntary organizations and affluent people in the society to stand beside cold-hit people of remote areas with warm clothes for mitigating their sufferings.
Senior Vice-president of RCCI Md. Azizul Islam Mintu, its Directors Khemchand Somani Rabi, Md Shahjahan Babu, Md Reaz Shaheed Shovan, Md Obaidur Rahman ratan, former Directors Md Rabiul Islam Mridul, and incumbent general Members Swapna Rani Sen, Debendranath Sarker and Md Kamal Hossain were present.