Bashundhara Group, the largest industrial conglomerate of the country, distributed blankets among cold-hit people including vulnerable children in various places of the country on Thursday.
As part of its humanitarian gesture, the Group has been reaching out to the distressed people who are worst affected by pinching cold in the winter.
Abdur Rahim, aged 70, said “I am blind and poor. I cannot sleep at night for lack of warm clothe. The blanket will be of great help to me.”
Upazila Awami League president Enamul Haque Babul attended the programme as the chief guest while Noapara Govt College principal Rabiul Hasan and local Press Club president Nazrul Islam Mallik were present.
In Meherpur, several hundred people received blankets at a ceremony at the field of the Govt Girls’ High School.
Receiving blanket, Hebu Kazi, 90 year old woman, expressed happiness and prayed for welfare of Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan.
In Chuadanga, children of the Govt Shishu Paribar received blankets and expressed joy and happiness.
Suktara Khatun, a girl of the organisation, said “I am glad to receive a blanket. Let me share two good events in my life today. I have passed the SSC and got blanket.”
Deputy chief of Chuadanga Govt Shishu Paribar Romana Bilkis said “I have seen smile on the face of children who got blankets.”
In Narail Sadar upazila, more than 400 people received blankets at a programme held on the premises of Govt Boys’ High School. However, blankets were distributed among 1,000 people in the district.
Getting blanket, Dilu Hossain, a day labourer of Mahishkhola Puraton Bazar area of the district, said “I cannot go for work amid pinching cold. From now on, I will work outside wearing the blanket.”
Attending the programme, Narail mayor Anjuman Ara hailed Bashundhara Group for the noble deed and requested other rich people to follow the example.
Dr Mashiur Rahman of Narail Sadar Hospital said “We are distributing blankets of Bashundhara Group among 1,000 people of the district.”