Publish Date : 24th December, 2022
UIU Distributed Blankets and Warm Clothes to the Cold-stricken People of Lalmonirhat on the Victory Day
The cold-stricken poor people of the northern region of Bangladesh have been severely suffering due to excessive cold waves during this winter season. Many of them do not have any warm clothes to protect themselves against unbearable cold.
Bearing this in mind, UIU Social Services Club (UIUSSC), a wing of the Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA) of United International University (UIU), recently collected a fund to extend a hand of support to the distressed families in cold stricken areas in Lalmonirhat district. In this area, hundreds of destitute people have been severely suffering from wanting of warm clothes.
The young members of UIUSSC collected 480 old but usable clothes by setting up a booth on UIU campus. They also raised a fund from the students of UIU for the Winter Clothing Program. Faculties and officers of UIU also willingly donate a good amount of money to purchase blankets.
A team of UIUSSC marched on 15th December 2022 to the remote cold stricken area Durgapur union under Aditmari upozilla of Lalmonirhat district and collected data from door to door of cold stricken people. They sorted out and selected the exact people who were actually poor and suffering from want of warm clothes. After collecting data, they properly distributed 350 Blankets and 480 warm clothes on the Victory Day (16th December 2022) that facilitated more than 600 people covering 7 villages (Bosintari, Dokkhintari, Namatari, Dighaltari, Saptibari, West Border and Mogolhat) in Lalmonirhat district, the coldest region and northern border of Bangladesh.
As a part of the academic social responsibility, UIU Social Services Club is always committed to serve the community from the core of the heart. Professor Dr. Md. Abul Kashem Mia, Vice Chancellor (In-charge) of UIU, expressed heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the faculty members, administrative officers and students of UIU for standing beside the cold stricken people.