'Social services ensuring inclusive development of all people'
Publish | 02 Jan 2022, 15:36
Massive social welfare services being provided by the government to the backward people is ensuring inclusive development of all to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030 next.
The observation came today at a discussion organized by the Department of Social Services (DSS) in observance of the National Social Services Day-2022 at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in the city.
Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan inaugurated observance of the day by releasing a balloon, distributed assistance among distressed people, addressed the discussion and witnessed a cultural function as the chief guest.
Officials of the DSS and other government departments, executives of different NGOs and organizations working for the welfare of physically challenged and unprivileged people, civil society members and elite attended the occasion.
Presided over by Divisional Director of the DSS Abdul Motaleb Sarker, Deputy Director of the DSS for Rangpur Md. Abdul Matin delivered a welcome speech in the discussion.
Civil Surgeon of Rangpur Dr. Herambo Kumar Roy, Additional Superintendent of Police for Rangpur Madhusudan Roy, Director of Rangpur Group and heroic freedom fighter Major (Retd) Mohammad Nasim and Divisional Deputy Director of the DSS Arun Chandra Barman addressed as special guests.
Abdul Matin discussed the massive social welfare activities, including massive social safety-net works, allowances and training programmes, being implemented by the government to ensure inclusive development of all people leaving none behind.
The speakers lauded the DSS for successful implementation of social welfare activities contributing to cutting poverty and improving the living standard of socially backward, poor, distressed and physically challenged and unprivileged people.
They said the massive social welfare activities being implemented by the DSS are effectively helping the poor, distressed and backward people in tackling the crisis situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to lead normal life.
The chief guest urged all for properly implementing the social service programmes to reach benefits to the targeted people for their inclusive development to achieve the SDGs by 2030 on the way to build a developed Bangladesh by 2041 next.