Shahin Khan, Patuakhali:
In Patuakhali, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, on the initiative of Prof. AKM Shahidul Islam Trust, cash assistance has been provided to the mentally retarded students studying in Patuakhali Intellectual Disability and Autistic School.
At a function organized on the occasion at Patuakhali Zilla Parishad conference room on Wednesday (June 22) at 11 am, District Council Administrator Bir Muktijoddha Md. Khalilur Rahman as the chief guest provided assistance of Rs.
Prof. AKM Shahidul Islam, Founder President of the Trust, former Principal of Patuakhali Government College, Prof. AKM Shahidul Islam presided over the function and General Secretary of the Trust, Md. Sohrab Hossain conducted the function. Among others who spoke were Atul Chandra Das, former president of Patuakhali Press Club, vice-president of the trust, Jalal Ahmed, vice-president of the press club, Maksuda Laiju Shilpi, headmaster of a school for the mentally handicapped, and Afrin Jahan Nina, a member of the trust.
Revealed, Prof. AKM Shahidul Islam established the AKM Shahidul Islam Trust in 2016 in the service of the poor, orphans and deprived people of the society with the capital of Taka 25 lakh of his working life retirement and welfare allowance. The capital dividend is spent every year on the welfare of the poor, orphans, disadvantaged, handicapped, poor meritorious students of schools, colleges and madrasas and the helpless people of the society.
Speaking as the chief guest at the meeting, District Council Administrator Khalilur Rahman Mohan said, “The mentality of working for the welfare of the people by setting up trusts with one’s own pension money is rare and exceptional in our society.” He called upon the rich people of the society to come forward for such work.