Eminent citizens of the country have staged a symbolic sit-in programme at Shaheed Minar demanding to allocate food and money assistance among poor people who are the worst affected by lockdown.
Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, trustee of Gonoshasthaya Kendra and chairman of Bhasani Followers Council, presided over the programme.
“There are about one lakh rich families in the country. The government can take a certain amount of money from them to assist the poor,” said Dr Zafrullah.
The convener of Nagorik Oikya Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Professor of Gonoforum Abu Sayeed, Advocate Subrata Chowdhury are among the others who attended the programme.