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Distressed women receive PM’s gift thru ‘Nagad’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2020 12:00 AM
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Distressed women receive PM’s gift thru ‘Nagad’

Some 1,300 distressed women across the country have received gift from the government as a part of the celebration of 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina disbursed through ‘Nagad’ a digital financial service operator.

Prime Minister disbursed the gift of Tk 2,000 each to these distressed women of 64 districts in a function at Ganabhaban on Saturday, said a press release.

Country’s fastest growing digital financial service ‘Nagad’ bears the full cost of sending donations and the cash out charge. In this case, each distressed woman has received Tk 35 in addition to her ‘Nagad’ account as a charge to cash out the sum.

Jatiyo Mohila Sangstha, a national women's organisation, under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has done all the work of determining and selecting the number of distressed women.

The entire ‘Nagad’ family is proud to be associated with such an impressive initiative on Bangamata’s birthday celebration, said Tanvir Ahmed Mishuk, Managing Director of the MFS provider.

In the event State Minister for Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki, former Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury MP and Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Kazi Rowshan Akhter and others were present.

Earlier, the Prime Minister gave financial assistance of Tk 2,500 to 50 lakh families who lost their jobs due to Corona and out of which 17 lakh families received their grants through ‘Nagad’.

Moreover, ‘Nagad’ also reduces the cash-out charges to only Tk 6 for per thousand for five types of entrepreneurs and traders, which is less than one-third compared with the other players in the market, so that business can run their business at a relatively low cost even in times of crisis like Corona.