Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has created a scope of using banks by the people and both the state-owned and private banks are getting its benefits.
'We've taken steps to build a habit of using banks among the people and they're using the banks in various purposes like admission (at educational institutions), receiving healthcare and constructing houses," she said.
Sheikh Hasina added: "Both the state-owned and private banks are getting benefits from it."
The prime minister made the remarks while receiving blankets from the Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) at her official Ganabhaban residence here this evening.
Thirty six banks under the BAB donated 27 lakh pieces of blankets to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund through the function.
Reiterating that her aim is to ensure welfare of the people, Sheikh Hasina said she does not feel tired when she works for the people.
"When I work for the people, I don't become tired … if people stay well, that is my great achievement," she said.
BAB Chairman Nazrul Islam Mazumdar spoke at the function, while PM's Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman F Rahman and Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed were present, among others.