July 19, 1972
POLISH ENVOY CALLS ON MUJIB
The newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Bangladesh calls on Bangabandhu today at the Gono Bhaban. He communicates to the prime minster his government’s proposal for developing a strong bilateral relation between the two countries. He also shares that Poland is ready to help Bangladesh in her bid to become a member of the United Nations. Referring to Poland’s support for Bangladesh during the Liberation War, the Polish ambassador says that his country would continue to extend all kinds of support to Bangladesh in future also.
WAR BABIES LEAVE FOR NEW HOMES
Fifteen war babies from Bangladesh left for their new homes in Canada today afternoon on board an Air India plane. The babies mostly born in destitute camps are on their way to New York en route to Montreal and Toronto through the courtesy of Canadian philanthropic organisation, Families for Children. They will be adopted by fourteen Canadian couples already selected by the organisation.
The cabinet today meets for about two hours. The cabinet meeting presided over by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is understood to have discussed several pressing issues including flood relief, food price, and law and order.
2,45,000 HOUSES TO BE BUILT IN WAR RAVAGED AREAS
The government has taken up an ambitious programme for the construction of 2,45,00 low-cost houses in the war-ravaged areas of the country at a cost of Tk 12.43 crore. Talking to newsmen in Dhaka today the Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Kamaruzzaman says that houses would be constructed in the five border districts of Sylhet, Mymensingh, Cumilla, Rangpur, and Dinajpur for which India has agreed to supply worth Tk 1.30 crore. The houses would be constructed by homeless people on cooperative basis.
SOURCES: July 20, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.