President M Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged the affluent section of the society to stand by the helpless people as their level best in this tough time triggered by flood in different districts of the country and the coronavirus pandemic.
"Everyone should take care so that the helpless people are not deprived of the joy of Eid . . . Wealthy and able people should come forward to share the Eid joys with all instead of confining it only to themselves and their families," the President said.
In his speech on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of Muslim Ummah, at Bangabhaban on Saturday, he made a call: "Everyone, irrespective of party affiliation and opinion, should work so that the flood-affected people can also share the joy of Eid."
At present many people in different districts are living with water logging and the government is providing possible assistance to them, including food and cash support, the President mentioned.
Abdul Hamid said Eid-ul-Azha is being held such a moment when the Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on many countries and many people are leading inhuman life with severe unemployment problems.
"All have to extend their helping hands from their respective positions to the cause the humanity . . . Let's not forget the humanity. Besides doctors and nurses, families and relatives should be more sincere while treating and caring of the people infected with the lethal virus," the President said.
The head of the state called upon the countrymen to celebrate Eid festival maintaining health rules and social distancing with utmost caution. "Stay sound and try to keep others well, it would be everyone's oath," he added.
President Hamid said, "Religion shows the path of welfare and light. Actual religious education and conduct help create enlightened people, removes darkness and superstition from the society and builds a unique bond of communal harmony among all, irrespective of religion and caste or creed."
The head of the state urged all to help accelerate the ongoing national development activities by following the teachings of Eid-ul-Azha's sacrifice and maintaining communal harmony in the personal and social life.