RAJSHAHI, Oct 11, 2020 (BSS) – State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, here called for a collective effort of all quarters to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh as the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working hard to achieve it.
“We are facing a tough time amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic situation at present. There is no alternative to a concerted effort to cope with the ever-highest devastating situation,” he added.
The state minister revealed this while addressing the district law and order committee meeting at the office conference hall of Deputy Commissioner (DC) today as chief guest with DC Abdul Jalil in the chair.
District and upazila level administrative officials, public representatives, officials of line departments including police, RAB, BGB, Department of Narcotics Control, Jail and Fire Service and other members of the committee joined the meeting.
Shahriar Alam said the present government has been working relentlessly to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic situation besides taking precautionary measures to face its possible second wave.
All the government and non-government development entities, public representatives and members of the civil society should come forward and work together to supplement the government effort of taking the nation forward through coping with adverse situations.
Shahriar Alam advocated for community support to curb all of the social crimes including addiction of drugs along with its illicit trafficking and trading, violence against women and children, child marriage, cybercrimes and other disorders.
Expressing his grave concern over the indiscriminate excavation of ponds in farming lands in Rajshahi he said the present tendency should be addressed strictly.
“Frequent pond excavation can pose a serious threat to the food security, environment and natural water flowing from the water bodies,” he added.
Additional District Magistrate Abu Aslam, Additional Superintendent of Police Mahmudul Hassan, Pourashava Mayor Abdul Mazid, Upazila Chairmen Monsur Rahman and Anil Kumar Sarker and Deputy Director of Department of Narcotics Control Lutfor Rahman, among others, spoke on the occasion.