Marking a Muslim holiday that stresses helping the needy, the Turkish Red Crescent on Wednesday slaughtered 100 cows to supply meat to some 70,000 needy people in Bangladesh, the group said.
An additional 100 cows are set to be sacrificed in the capital Dhaka on Thursday, the second day of the Eid al-Adha holiday in Bangladesh.
The group will distribute the meat to the needy in 13 districts across the country with the slogan “Keeping the blessings of sacrifice alive through the Turkish Red Crescent.”
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Bora Tumer, head of the group’s Bangladesh delegation, said: “The Turkish Red Crescent aims to reach approximately 5 million people (worldwide) in need through sacrificial livestock for slaughter.”
The humanitarian body also aims to reach approximately 2.5 million people in need abroad in exchange for 100,000 donor shares, he added.
On the group’s program in Bangladesh, he added: “In Bangladesh during the sacrificial period, 1,400 shares were donated, and slaughtering will be done in Dhaka in line with Islamic conditions and full adherence to hygiene rules.”
At the ceremony, representatives of Bangladesh’s Red Crescent Society expressed their gratitude to the Turkish government and the public for standing by the needy people of Bangladesh amid the ongoing global pandemic./aa