Dhaka, Feb 1: The inmates of Haji Rafik Bhaban, a students` dormitory of Sir Salimullah Muslim Orphanage at Azimpur, have been shifted to different safer places as the age-old building has become risky to live in. The shifting was done on Wednesday following a directive by the Social Welfare Ministry which said the century old Haji Rafik building has become dilapidated and likely to collapse and cause accident anytime which may lead to irreparable losses, including loss of valuable lives.
Ranjit Kumar Bishwas, Secretary to the Ministry and Nasima Begum, Secretary, Department of Social Services, were present and watched the shifting of students from the tattered dormitory to otherdormitory and firm, safer places located at Azimpur.
Ranjit Kumar Bishwas enquired about studies and wellbeing of the students and teachers and advised authorities concerned to improve other facilities available for the students of the orphanage and enhance quality of services.
The orphanage was never renovated by the authorities in the past despite repeated pleas, some of the inmates complained on Wednesday.