The country’s electronics giant Walton has been honoured with ‘IFIC Bank-Samakal Business Award-2018’ for its outstanding contribution to the country’s national economy in terms of booming large scale manufacturing industry, generating huge employment and making skilled workforce.
The local brand were received the award under the best large-scale industry entrepreneur of the year. Along with Walton, three more entrepreneurs were awarded with best female entrepreneur of the year, emerging youth entrepreneur of the year and best SME entrepreneur of the year, said a press release.IFIC Bank and Bengali daily Samkal gave the award to the entrepreneurs at a programme held at the Carnival Hall of Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in the capital on Saturday.
The awardees received Tk 2 lakh worth cheque each and crests.
Attending as the chief guest, Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzak handed over the crest and Tk 2 lakh worth cheque as the award of large scale industry entrepreneur of the year to Walton’s Executive Md. Humayun Kabir.
The award giving ceremony was also attended, among others, by Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Advisor Salman F Rahman and The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Sheikh Fazle Fahim.
Bengali daily Samakal’s Acting Editor Mustafiz Shafi presided over the function while IFIC Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Shah A Sarwar, Walton’s Deputy Executive Director Md. Firoj Alam and some other higher officials of government and private enterprises were present.