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Int'l Veterans Day observed in Sherpur

Int'l Veterans Day observed in Sherpur

Sherpur Correspondent

The 32nd International Veterns Day was observed in all upazilas including Sherpur sadar upazila of Sherpur district on Saturday in a befitting manner.

Marking the day, a colorful rally and discussions meeting was held on the theme of "The Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World". District administration and the district social services department organized the programme.

The rally started from the district commissioner's office premises and circled around the important roads of the district town. Later, a discussion meeting was held at the Deputy Commissioner's office conference room.

Deputy Director (DD) of Sherpur Social Services ATM Aminul Islam presided over the discussion meeting, where Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC general) Muktadirul Ahmed spoke as the Chief Guest.

Among others, the president of Sherpur Veterans Benevolence Association Prof Md Abul Hossain and general secretary Abul Khair and others spoke in the meeting.

ADC (General) Muktadirul Ahmed said that if a nation is to plan for development, first of all, if it works with the elders of the society, that nation can develop the country easily and very quickly. So all of you devotedly seek out senior benefactors and exchange skills. Sherpur district administration, social services department and NGO organizations will always stand by the seniors of the district, ADC Muktadirul Ahmed added.

Many employees of the district and upazila administration, officials of upazila and district social service offices, local elders, leaders of different social and voluntary organizations, local journalists of different media were present.

At the end of the discussion meeting, the guests handed over the check of Tk 281,000 to the leaders of 20 social service organizations of the Sherpur sadar upazila.

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