President Md Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged social organisations, including professional and regional ones, to supplement the government’s efforts towards development and reform. He said this while inaugurating the Greater Mymensingh Cultural Festival, jointly organised by Greater Mymensingh Somonnoy Parishad and Greater Mymensingh Cultural Forum, at the Officers' Club in Dhaka.
"As a developing country, our government has many limitations. It's not possible for the government alone to ensure overall development. So, professional and regional and other social organisations can play an important role in regional development and social reform," the President said.
"Just as every child loves their mother, I too love my own birthplace, and also where I was brought up. We certainly share some additional responsibilities towards this birthplace," said Abdul Hamid, who hails from Kishoreganj district that forms part of historic Greater Mymensingh, and can be expected to fall in the new Mymensingh division once it is administratively carved out in the map.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office Abul Kalam Azad, who also chairs the GMSP, chairman of the festival committee M Hamid, and Mustafa Jabbar, president of GMCF, also spoke on the occasion, according to a news agency. -Mithun
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