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PCJSS/JSS key persons:
Sudha Sindhu Khisa, President/ Rupayan Dewan, Vice President,/Tatindra Lal Chakma, General Secretary/. Responsibility shouldered on 11 July 2013.

Background: The present central committee was elected on 11 July 2013, on the 2nd day of the 3-day long 10th PCJSS national conference. The earlier committee (convening committee) was formed on 10th April 2010 when Mr. Santu Larma convened the 9th national conference (29-31 March 2010) in sheer violation of the party constitution and excluded a few hundred veteran leaders and members and also "formally" expelled 7 top veteran leaders (Chandra Sekhar Chakma, Sudhasindhu Khisa, Rupayan Dewan, Tatindra Lal Chakma, Eng. Mrinal Kanti Tripura, Advocate Shaktiman Chakma and Binoy Krishna Khisa) and also declared their capital punishment. The present leadership is determined to democratise the JSS under a collective leadership.

"The world suffers a lot not because of the violence of the bad people, But because of the silence of the good people." Napoleon (1769-1821).

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bangladesh to Receive UN Food Relief Aid for Another Year

Courtesy: News Blaze, USA, Dec 31, 2011


Bangladesh to Receive UN Food Relief Aid for Another Year

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to extend its country programme in Bangladesh until the end of 2011 to provide support to 2.1 million hungry, vulnerable and malnourished people in the South Asian nation.

The operation includes programmes to reduce malnutrition and improve the food security of extremely poor households in the country, WFP stated in a news release.

Support will also continue to be extended to enhancing the resilience of disaster-stricken communities through food-for-work and cash-for-work schemes, as well as towards a gradual handover of the school meals programme to the Government, the agency added.

"The one-year extension of the ongoing country programme will not only strengthen our partnership with the Government but also support Bangladesh in achieving its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)," said Christa Räder, WFP Representative in Bangladesh.

The MDGs are targets set by world leaders to slash extreme poverty and hunger, maternal and infant mortality, a host of diseases, and lack of access to education and medical care, all by 2015.

As part of its efforts in Bangladesh, WFP has supported the Government's Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme, the largest safety net scheme in the country, for 30 years.

Under its new country strategy, WFP's food distribution programme under VGD will be phased out by the end of this year. The Government has increased its own food and cash contributions to VGD and will cover the needs previously met by WFP.

Meanwhile, WFP will continue to focus its community nutrition efforts on areas with high child undernutrition. With the necessary funds, it aims to reach 125,000 acutely undernourished women and children, including 82,000 children under five, 31,000 pregnant and nursing women and another 12,000 children aged 6-24 months, who will receive specialized blended food fortified with micronutrients at certain times of the year.

Source: United Nations

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