Deputy Commissioner of Manikganj Rashida Ferdouse said the elderly people are not burden of the nation; rather they are assets. The nation reached the present stage with the service of the elderly people and their contribution will be remembered with great respect.
The Deputy Commissioner came up with the comment on Thursday while distributing the cheques and blankets among the deserving members of Bangladesh Retired Government Welfare Association, Manikganj district unit, as the chief guest. The function was held at her conference room.
Prof. AAA Asaduzzaman and Md. Abdul Monnaf Khan, Chairman and General Secretary respectively of the association, among others spoke on the occasion.
A total of Tk62, 000 was distributed among 31 members of the association, according to BSS. - Idrak