Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has distributed relief materials among poor and helpless people in two separate events in Dinajpur in the last two days as part of its corporate social responsibility to ease their sufferings amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 400 landless people received food and other essential items at a programme at Dinajpur Government College ground on Saturday.Kaler Kantho, a Bengali national daily of Bashundhara Group, organised the relief distribution programme through its social organisation Shuvasangha.
Whip of Jatiya Sangsad Iqbalur Rahim, also lawmaker from Dinajpur-3 constituency, thanked Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan for lending a helping hand to the poverty-stricken people. He also thanked Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan for taking this great initiative and members of Shuvasangha for their tireless work amid the pandemic.
Dinajpur Superintendent of Police Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Mortuza Al Mueed, Acting Principal of Dinajpur Government College Prof Md Abdus Salam Azad, General Secretary of Teachers Council Daimul Islam, Assistant Professor Delowar Hossain, Director of Kaler Kantho Shuvasangha Zakaria Zaman, General Secretary of Central Committee Shamim Al Mamun, Member Sharif Mahdi Ashraf Jiban, Dinajpur District branch Vice President of Shuvasangha Mosaddek Hossain Sharma, Office Secretary Shariful Islam, Shuvasangha Dinajpur Government College unit President Rashedul Islam, General Secretary Humayun Parvez and Organizing Secretary Shahadur Dev Sharma were present on the occasion.
On the other hand, representatives of 300 families including many of railway porters received relief items at another programme at Bangabandhu Government High School at Parbatipur Upazila in the district on Sunday.
Upazila Parishad Chairman Hafizul Islam Pramanik, Vice-Chairman Amirul Momenin, Bhabanipur Degree College Principal Mobidul Islam, OC Zafar Imam, Bangabandhu Government High School Headmaster Moktarul Alam and Shuvasangha Director Zakaria Zaman were present on the occasion.
Shuvasangha’s Parbatipur Upazila unit President Mahfuzul Islam presided over the programme which was moderated by Kaler Kantho upazila correspondent Abdul Kadir.