Prof Arefin urges youths to come forward in every national crisis

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DHAKA, Oct 2, 2020 (BSS) – Dhaka University (DU) former
Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique today called upon the
youths to come forward to stand by people in every nation crisis as
like as they did during the coronavirus pandemic.

He stated this while addressing, as the chief guest, the logo
launching ceremony of social organization ‘Jonolok’ through virtual
platform from his residence on the university campus.

Prof Arefin, also chairman of board of directors of Bangladesh
Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), said the courageous initiatives of ‘Jonolok’
in standing by people during the Covid-19 pandemic will encourage the
young generation to take part in humanitarian activities in the coming
days.

Referring to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman’s call for social emancipation, he said if the new generation
stands by the people imbued with the spirit of social emancipation in
such ways, the future Bangladesh must be turned into a humanitarian
nation.

Citing directives of health experts, the educationist urged the
people to wear facemasks in going outside of home to remain safe from
being infected by the deadly coronavirus.

‘Jonolok’ central coordinator Rafiqul Islam Sujon chaired the
meeting through virtual platform which was moderated by Muktar Hossain
Nahid. Former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra Moitri Tanvir Rusmat and Dr
Sanjib Roy, among others, joined it.

The social organization provided financial aids, facemasks and hand
sanitizers among marginal people in eight divisional cities during the
pandemic. It also distributed consciousness raising leaflets among
people.