Work with govt for local development: President

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30 December, 2017 14:11 PM

Work with govt for local development: President

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President M Abdul Hamid today urged social and professional organisations to work together with the government to ensure local development and bring a social reform in the country. 

"A joint-effort is a must to do something good and perfectly...work for local development wherever you stay", he said while addressing a meeting organised by Greater Mymensingh Samity at Mirpur here on the occasion of its Ziafat (a special feast).

The President categorically said people can together do a lot of works, which is quite impossible for one, reports BSS.

He also asked the affluent quarter of the society to come forward and stand by helpless and underprivileged people for their welfare. 

Highlighting the ongoing development works of the greater Mymensingh and haor region, President Hamid said, "We do politics from different political parties with differences of ideology and opinion, but we should forge unity for development activities."

Recalling the rich tradition and culture of Mymensingh region, he further urged industrialists and rich people, irrespective of political party affiliation, to come forward for the development of the region.

Mymensingh Division started its journey due to the keenness of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the President said, adding: "Being an inhabitant of Mymensingh, I express my gratitude to the honourable Prime Minister and her government for this."

There is a huge trade and investment potential in the greater Mymensingh region and Greater Mymensingh Samity as an effective platform can play an important role to utilise the potential, he said. 

About the early flashflood that hit the country's haor region this year damaging a vast area of boro paddy field, President Hamid stressed the need for bringing a change in the lifestyle and livelihood of haor dwellers and developing new varieties of flood-tolerant crops aiming to cope with the adverse affects of climate change.

"Natural environment is being changed rapidly in the country and that's why all must think in this regard," he said, underscoring the invention of sustainable technology and its proper use to ensure local advancement and enhance the standard of people's living.

At the outset of his speech, the President paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bengali of thousand years, and other patriotic people who embraced martyrdom in the country's different democratic movement in different times, including the 1971 War of Liberation.

Earlier, President Hamid inaugurated a six-storey building of Greater Mymensingh Samity here. 

Chief Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office Md Abul Kalam Azad, political leaders and professionals of the region, and senior civil and military officials, among others, were present.