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Tk 5,000 monthly allowance for elderly Harijan people sought

July 03, 2019 00:00:00

RANGPUR, July 02 (BSS): The Harijan community at a post-rally discussion on Tuesday requested the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to launch Tk 5,000 monthly allowance for elderly, divorcee and disabled Harijan citizens.

They sought sub-stipends for meritorious Harijan students to enable them continuing education to become worthy citizens on way to build a developed Bangladesh leaving none behind.

Rangpur unit of 'Harijan Adhikar Aday Sangathan (HAAS)' brought out the procession from Press Club premises and gathered in the discussion in city's Katchari Bazar area.

With President of HAAS Suresh Basfor in the chair, its General Secretary Shaju Basfor moderated the discussion addressed by its members Shakil Basfor, Sujan Basfor, Undha Basfor, Suman Basfor and Sarat Basfor.

The speakers said Harijan people are the most backward population of the country.

Sarat Basfor said people of the community are involved with conducting most unhealthy, dirty and risky works like cleaning of roads, offices, dirt, rubbishes, rotten goods, drains and latrines to keep the city clean.

Shaju Basfor said, "The Harijan people work in this way throughout their life and lose physical energy and strength at older ages to earn livelihoods or meeting expenses for medical treatments."

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