Health Desk-21 March, 2019: State Minister for Social Welfare Sharif Ahmed, MP, on Wednesday said that the government is providing capitation grant to 62,000 orphans of 3,500 non-government orphanages across the country with a view to making them as skilled manpower.
He also urged the private sector to increase their activities along with the government for the development of the orphans and their families in the country.
He came up with the remarks while addressing an event titled “National Level Learning Sharing Event on Strengthening Families for Promoting Orphan Rights” organized by UK based NGO Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) at CIRDAP international conference center in the city.
Praising the initiative of Islamic Relief Bangladesh (IRB) to celebrate OIC declared ‘Orphan Day’ on Ramjan 15 in the previous year, the state minister also said the social welfare ministry will take initiative to celebrate the Orphan Day nationally.
IRW Country Director Akmal Sharif presided over the programme while Additional Secretary Aynul Kabir of Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and Additional Secretary Sushanta Kumar Pramanik of Social Welfare Ministry were present as the special guest.