Ansar-VDP accelerates national development: Speakers

Members of the country’s biggest volunteer organisation of Ansar-VDP have been accelerating national development for building a middle income Bangladesh, speakers said here on Thursday afternoon.They were addressing the union level Ansar-VDP rally arranged at Ramnathpur union parishad complex under Badarganj upazila in the district with chairman of the union parishad Jahangir Alam in the chair.District Ansar-VDP Commandant for Rangpur Mahbubur Rahman attended and addressed the rally as the chief guest while Badarganj Upazila Social Service Officer Helalur Rahman was present as the special guest.Badarganj Upazila Ansar-VDP Officer Abul Kalam Azad, Ansar Commander Mizanur Rahman, Upazila Trainer Rita Roy, Union VDP Group Leaders Sultan Nasir and Monwara Begum also addressed the rally.The union level Ansar-VDP Commanders, its male and female Group Leaders and members from all over Ramnathpur union, local public representatives and social workers, professionals and elite were present.The speakers said the role of Ansar-VDP members have been highly appreciated in maintaining security, law and order in the country’s government and non-government offices and organisations side by side with accelerating development.Members of the organisation have already become the driving forces through largely contributing in building congenial atmosphere for conducting development activities through creating mass public awareness and eliminating social crimes.The Ansar-VDP members have been playing vital role in creating awareness on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and disseminating knowledge about family planning, reproductive health and gender discrimination, they said.The chief guest lauded the Ansar-VDP members for helping rural poor in eradicating poverty through achieving self-reliance for building a middle income digital Bangladesh by making the Vision 2021 programme successful.He also thanked members of the volunteer organisations for maintaining social peace and eradicating child marriage, dowry, human trafficking, addictions, violence, women repressions, and corruption and gender discrimination.Later, the chief guest distributed prizes among the male and female Ansar-VDP members of the union for their dedicated performances in maintaining law and order and accelerating social uplift. -BSS, Rangpur