Flood victims get sacrificial meat in Gaibandha
GAIBANDHA, Aug 14: A total of 2,760 flood affected poor and distressed families in four unions under Shaghata and Fulchhari upazilas of the district got sacrificial meat from a local voluntary organisation on Tuesday.
As many as 69 oxen worth of Tk 28 lakh and 63,500 were sacrificed. Later on, SKS Foundation implemented the meat distribution activity under its Qurbani programme with the financial support of Islamic Relief Bangladesh.
The meat distribution function was held on the premises of Nutun Kuri Biddyaniketon at Bharatkhali under Shaghata Upazila at noon with chief executive of SKS Foundation Rasel Ahmed Liton in the chair.
Shaghata Upazila Chairman M. Zahangir Kabir formally inaugurated the meat distribution activity to 2,760 flood affected poor and distressed families of Muktinagar, Bharatkhali and Shaghata unions of Shaghata upazila and Gozaria union of Fulchhari upazila as chief guest.
Golam Motasin Billah, head of programmes of Islamic Relief Bangladesh, was present at the event as the special guest.
Each of the poor and the distressed families of the unions got two kilograms of sacrificial meat to celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, said Ashraful Alam, coordinator of SKS Foundation.
The chief guest, in his speech, thanked the Foundation and Islamic Relief Bangladesh for standing beside the flood affected poor people of the upazilas with sacrificial meat to help them celebrate the festival peacefully.
Technical officer of Islamic Relief Bangladesh M. Zakir Hossain, concerned union parishad chairmen and high officials of SKS Foundation were present on the occasion.
After getting the meat from the organisation, all the poor and the distressed men were happy and expressed their deep satisfaction and gratefulness to the Foundation and the Islamic Relief Bangladesh.