The Bangladesh Army on Saturday organised another "Sena Bazaar" in Cox's Bazar to provide everyday essentials and kitchen items to the helpless poor who have become jobless because of Covid-19 and cyclone Amphan.
In the fourth instance of organising such an event in the district, the 10th Infantry Division of the Army distributed free food items among several hundred unprivileged people at the ground of Ukhia Degree College on the day.
The previous three Sena Bazaars were organised on May 22, May 30 and June 3. The first two editions were held at Sheikh Kamal Cricket Stadium in the district town, while the 3rd one was organised at Ramu Khizari Government High School Stadium from where several thousand helpless people collected rice, flour, oil, salt, pulses and various vegetables for free.
Organised under the supervision of the 65th Infantry Brigade, the market activities were inspected by the Brigade Commander of the 65th Brigade, senior army officers of Ramu Cantonment and high officials from the district administration.
Major Tanjil, media coordinator of Ramu 10 Infantry Division, said, "Under the overall guidance of the prime minister and strong leadership of Bangladesh Army, this market is organised as a part of various activities of the Army throughout Bangladesh for the welfare of the helpless and unemployed people."
At the entrance of the market, disinfectant booths and hand washing system were set up to make sure that health guidelines are properly followed at the event.
"Earlier poor people from all communities including Buddhists and Hindus from Julekhar Para, Khizari Para, Sepahipara, Mandalpara, Fatehharkul, Merangloa, Rashid Nagar and Eidgah areas of Ramu Upazila have received products showing special tokens," Tanjil added.
The Bangladesh army has been working in Cox's Bazar district and 4 upazilas of Chattogram since March 24 amid the Covid-19 outbreak.