Inaugural ceremony of SOS Children's Village Sylhet

SOS Children’s Village Sylhet has been inaugurated officially by Mr. Enamul Hoque Mustafa Shaheed, MP the Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare as Chief Guest on 05 February 2012. Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare and the Continental Director for Asia Ms. Shubha Murthi attended the occasion as Special Guests. Local Member of Parliament was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Three delegates from SOS Denmark were also joined in the programme. All the Project Directors of SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh and other local high officials and elite persons were present on this occasion. The inaugural programme was successfully done and it has been broadcasted by different TV channels.

The Minister expressed his appreciation for the feelings of people who want to help them and the people of Bangladesh. Minister re-iterated that foreign NGOs must come in with clear hand and clean handed. Bangladesh highly appreciates the selection of Sylhet for a project of SOS, but not all NGOs do this selection based on the need.

Bangladesh is a poor country. We have many problems - population, health, education to name a few. The Prime Minister is affectionate towards children and she is looking for avenues to help children. We have nothing for autistic children. She has been asking to do something for these children.

The time has come for partnership. Since general people do not have anything, then the government has to come forward and give something so that NGOs like SOS can do something. We should work on a partnership between the government and SOS Children’s Villages. We give something and you do the SOS Children’s Villages -said the minister.

Children presented a fascinating cultural programme, Elites, high officials, neighbours and friends of SOS attended the function and visited family house to observe their daily life. National Director of SOS Bangladesh expressed his gratitude to all for their kind support and wishes for the children in need.