Health Desk:02 January 2018: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates National Social Services Day at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Tuesday.
"We never want Bangladesh to be built as a work-reluctant nation. Rather, we want that everybody who has work ability and strength to utilize those for the country's socioeconomic uplift," she said in that programme.
Pointing out providing various allowances to the distressed people including elderly, widows and the women abandoned by the husbands, the prime minister said her government has undertaken this programme so that none remains hungry and neglected. Sheikh Hasina said while giving such allowances, the government remains careful so that none becomes completely dependent on it.
"We're providing allowances equivalent to such amount of money or little more to the distressed so that they can purchase 10 kilos of rice in a month ...we don't want to give more than the amount. Otherwise, they won't work and stay at the house," she said.
Sheikh Hasina added: "The people will manage their respective families. But our responsibility is to look into the matter that nobody remains hungry or neglected."
State Minister for Social Welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed presided over the function, while Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the ministry Dr. Mozammel Hossain was present as the special guest.
Social Welfare Secretary Md Zillar Rahman delivered the welcome address.