President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged authorities concerned to encourage people to keep their houses and surroundings clean for preventing dengue.
He made the call while addressing guests at Bangabhaban on Eid day.
President Hamid said Eid is being observed at a time when dengue fever has taken a heavy toll on public health and spread all over the country.
“Authorities concerned will have to take measures to encourage all to keep their houses and surroundings clean… It’s possible to prevent dengue if we’re aware of the situation,” he said, requesting people not to panic.
In a message, the president said the spirit of sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha is a unique example of showing love and respect to the almighty.
“Azha means Qurbani (sacrifice) or dedicating something. Realising the essence of sacrifice, we will have to be imbued with the mindset of sacrifice and restraint to pave the way for establishing peace and welfare in society.”
Hamid said peace will prevail in society if the lesson of sacrifice is reflected in our personal lives.
Referring to the devastation caused by floods, the president urged the affluent to come forward and help the affected people. “People of different flood-hit regions have been suffering ... they’re deprived of Eid joy,” he said.
Advisors to the prime minister, ministers, the chief justice, army and navy chiefs, diplomats, police chief, and distinguished people joined the programme. Secretaries to the president’s office were also present.