Govt taken initiative to rehabilitate beggars: Azam

Publish: 1:40 PM, June 9, 2018 | Update: 1:40:PM, June 9, 2018

JAMALPUR – State Minister for Textile and Jute, Mirza Azam today said the government has launched an initiative to rehabilitate beggars aiming to eliminate begging across the country.

“Begging should be stopped and the beggars should be rehabilitated,” he said while speaking as chief guest at a meeting on the collectorate building premises in the town.

Azam said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has done various development works for alleviating poverty in the country.

Chaired by Deputy Commissioner of the district Ahmed Kabir, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Deputy Director of Local Government Division Khandakar Mohammad Abdullah Al Mahmud, Additional Superintendent of Police Wares Ali Miah, Mayor of Jamalpur Municipality Mirza Sakhawatul Alam Moni, Vice-President of District Awami League Syed Atiqur Rahman Sana and former Deputy Commander of Jamalpur Muktijodha Sangsad Sujat Ali Fakir.

Later, Azam distributed various livelihood supports, including rickshaw and essential commodities, among the rehabilitated beggars of Jamalpur sadar and Melandaha upazilas.