On the occasion of Panchami, the district Trinamool Congress leaders in Howrah stood beside the patients suffering from Thalassemia and distributed new garments among them. Various food items were also distributed among the underprivileged.
Trinamool Congress leaders at ward number 19 under Howrah Municipal Corporation organised the programme which was inaugurated by Arup Roy, minister of the department of Co-operation, and the local councillor and the borough committee chairman Goutam Dutta.
The people who are engaged in 100 days work under MGNREGA scheme were distributed new garments. During the programme, Dutta said that many patients from other states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha visit Thalassemia Hospital on Panchanantala road in Howrah.
He said that the programme has been organised to bring people from all walks of the society especially the underprivileged and Thalassemia patients.
The sweepers of the Howrah Municipal Corporation and the 100 days workers were given garments. Various ration items including oil, flour and sugar were distributed among many poor people in the area.
Many local people lauded the initiative of the ruling party for organising such a programme to help the needy.
The co-operation minister Arup Roy, at the programme, said that the event named as ‘Esho Sakale Mile Ananda Kori’ (Lets us celebrate together) was organised to bring happiness to the people who do
not often get an opportunity to be merry.
The main purpose of the event was to help the underprivileged and make them take part in the biggest festival of Bengal, Durga Puja.