Update February 18, 2015

Dhaka 3-57 pm, 28-February, 2021

Govt. orphanages accommodate 10,300 orphans

Sumel Sarker

Parliament of Bangladesh

Parliament of Bangladesh

18 February 2015, Nirapad News: Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali on Wednesday told Parliament that 85 orphanages run by the Social Welfare Directorate are accommodating 10, 300 orphans at present.

Among the orphans, 5,540 are boys while 4,850 girls, he added.

The minister said this replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh (Munshiganj-1).

Although most of the orphans are from the Muslim community, the government orphanages also accommodate orphans from communities of other religions, including Hindus, Buddhists and Christians.

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