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President Abdul Hamid urged local, professional and social organizations to work along with the government for development of the country.

"It is not possible to ensure overall development by the government alone. Local, professional and social organizations should work along with the government for development of the country," the President said while speaking at the installation ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers of Greater Mymensingh Samiti at Mirpur in the capital city, reports BSS.

The President also laid the foundation stone of seven-storey commercial building of the samiti.

Abdul Hamid asked the people of the greater Mymensingh, specially the industrialists, to rise above political differences to work together for development of the region.

"We do politics of different parties because of political ideology and difference of opinion but we all have to work together for development of the greater Mymensingh," he said.

The greater Mymensingh, he said, has a huge potential for trade and investment but it was not possible to utilize the potentials in the past due to lack of taking initiatives locally.

"I hope the greater Mymensingh Samiti would work as an effective platform to utilize these potentials for development of the region," said the President.

He said Mymensingh is one of the richest parts of the ancient human habitation of Bangladesh. It is the region encircled by beautiful river-haor-baor and it was the second largest district of British-ruled India and it has separate distinction in language, culture and livelihood, he added.

The President said the government has already started working to establish Mymensingh as a division and extended his thank to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for it.

"I hope development activities of the region will get intensified after establishment of the Mymensingh division. Mymensingh Samiti would play active role for development of the region along with national development," he added.

Greater Mymensingh Samiti president and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Md Abul Kalam Azad presided over the programme.

Secretary general of the samiti police super Harun-or-Rashid and vice-president of the samiti and chief coordinator of the investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal Abdul Hannan Khan also spoke on the occasion.

Ends/thereport24.com/S/Nov 06, 2016