Gopalganj DC vigilant in fight against COVID-19 pandemic


Roton Malo with Mijanur Rahman Manik from Gopalganj:

Amid the risk of being infected by the deadly coronavirus, when people intended to stay home, some brave personnel in Bangladesh’s administration came forward to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the Gopalganj Deputy Commissioner Shahida Sultana made an example of serving people with life risk since March 2020.

The top district administrative officer never stopped but continued her activities for the people’s wellbeing although she was tested positive for coronavirus in January 2021 and recovered after treatment at a hospital in Dhaka. Gopalganj DC Shahida Sultana remained vigilant since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

While distributing Prime Minister Eid-ul-Fitr gifts among people in Muksudpur upazila on Sunday, DC Shahida Sultana said “There is no alternative to awareness to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.” She also pledged to be with people in well and woes on that day which she has been following since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Gopalganj DC has been raising public awareness whenever and wherever she is visiting in the district for administrative activities. She reminded people in Muksudpur upazila about the situation in India and inspired them to maintain the health guidelines.

Being the supreme administrative boss in the district, Gopalganj DC Shahida Sultana never showed her administrative power but was very friendly with general people. The way she spoke to the people was so welcoming and amicable. She inspired people to follow health guidelines in a very exclusive way of her expression and discussion with general people.

Gopalganj DC might avoid taking risk of going to the mob but she took the risk and responsibility to go to each upazila and distributed Prime Minister’s Eid gifts and administrative aid during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, Gopalganj DC Shahida Sultana went to Tungipara and Kotalipara upazilas to distribute Prime Minister’s Eid gifts among the distressed, workless and poor people. She sought prayer for the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while distributing Eid gifts among the rural people and asked people to pray for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she can save the nation from the possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Jorina Begum of Debgram Ashroyon Project in Kotalipara upazila, said “I’m really happy today to get food, new cloths as gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. I prayer for her.” On Tuesday, 850 people in Tungipara and 500 people in Kotalipara upazila received Prime Minister Eid gifts of cash money, baby foods, cattle food etc. New cloths were distributed among persons who quit begging and were appointed a packaging factory in Kotalipara upazila.

Gopalganj District Administration has distributed cash money, and various goods worth Tk 64,288,350 during the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in all the upazila fo the district. A total of 35,000 families have received Tk 500 each on the occasion of holy Ramadan. Besides, Tk 500 for each of 89,363 families were distributed on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr. Besides, Tk 500,000 for baby food, Tk 500,000 for cattle food, Tk 1,000,000 for marginal farmers, Tk 3,075,000 for all unions under natural disaster scheme in favor of DC, a separate allotment of Tk 1,500,000 from the Prime Minister, were distributed among people in Gopalganj during the ongoing pandemic.

All the things were distributed under the direct supervision of Gopalganj DC Shahida Sultana. A total of ten districts- Chandpur, Bandarban, Narsingdi, Gopalganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Panchagarh, and Habiganj districts in Bangladesh are run by female deputy commissioners. In the same way, Gopalganj District is also run by a worthy vigorous, hard-working, and brave Deputy Commissioner Shahida Sultana.

The list of female deputy commissioners in Bangladesh- Chandpur DC Anjana Khan Mojlish, Bandarban DC Yasmin Parvin Tibriji, Narsingdi DC Syeda Farhana Kawnine, Gopalganj DC Shahida Sultana, Rajbari DC Dilshad Begum, Madaripur DC Dr Rahima Khatun, Sherpur DC Anar Koli Mahbub, Jamalpur DC Mursheda Zaman, Panchagarh DC Dr Sabina Yeasmin, and Habiganj DC Ishrat Jahan.