Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday provided financial assistance of Tk 12.15 crore to 14 individuals and an organisation, including noted film actor Prabir Mitra and film actress and dancer Nutan.
She handed over cheques for the financial assistance to them at a function at her official residence Ganobhaban in the morning.
The Prime Minister donated Tk 10 crore to ‘Oti Daridra Rogi Kalyan Tahabil’ (Extreme Poor Patient Welfare Fund) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital.
Sheikh Hasina provided financial assistance of Tk 25 lakh to Prabir Mitra and Begum Kaniz Fatema Joli, Tk 20 lakh each to Farhana Amin Ratna who is better known as Nutan and folk song 'Samrat' Kuddus Boyati.
The other donation recipients are Zakaria Masud of Dhaka University residential area, Begum Kaniz Fatema Joli of New Eskaton, Dhaka, Subash Som, General Manager of Abahoni Ltd, Manjur Morshed Khan, a journalist of 71 Television, Nilufa Begum, General Secretary, Dhaka South Jubo Mohila League, Shikha Begum of Sirajganj Sadar, Syeda Fatema Siddika Ruby of Paba upazila in Rajshahi, Md Safiulla of Motijheel in Dhaka, Poly Begum, wife of late Md Abdur Razzak who was a corporal of Army MP Unit, Shahnaj Parveen of Ashkona in Dhaka and Mojibur Rahman of Mohammadpur in Dhaka.