Unilever, SKS join hand to support 50,000 distressed families

Staff Correspondent

18 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Unilever, SKS join hand to support 50,000 distressed families

UBL Head of Corporate Affairs (Partnerships and Communications) Shamima Akhter hands over health, hygiene and nutrition products to SKS Director General (Welfare) Air Commodore M Moyeenuddin at its head office in the capital recently.

Unilever Bangladesh, one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company, has joined hands with Sena Kalyan Sangstha’s (SKS) nationwide relief support by donating health, hygiene and nutrition products for 50,000 marginalised families.

SKS, the welfare organisation of the Armed Forces, and Bangladesh Army will distribute the products in different parts of the country to expedite the government’s Covid-19 relief support, said a release.

Amidst the unprecedented time of Covid-19 pandemic with the highest record in new cases each day has impacted lives and livelihood of many families. The donation of products with SKS’s relief programme is the outcome of UBL’s humanitarian effort to help the nation in its fight against Covid-19.

The consignment of Health, Hygiene and Nutrition products includes - Lifebuoy liquid hand wash, Lux Bar soap, Wheel powder, Domex, Closeup Toothpaste, Horlicks and Knorr soup.

The distribution of product will be started at the northern part of the country first before Eid as these areas are the most impacted area with highest contagion. Shamima Akhter, Head of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications of UBL, has handed over the products to Air Commodore M Moyeenuddin, Director General, Welfare, of SKS at ceremony last Thursday at its head office in the capital. Commodore Mahmud Hossain, Director General of Marketing Division of SKS; Brigadier General Mirza Md. Enamul Haque, Director General of Business Division of SKS; Brigadier General Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Director General of Human Resource Division of SKS; Colonel Md. Arshaduzzaman Khan, Deputy Director General of Business Division-2 of SKS; Colonel Md Anwarul Islam, Deputy Director General of Coordination and Corporate Affairs of SKS; and Towhid Ahmed, Manager, Partnerships and Communications were present at the programme. 

With regard to the donation, Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director of UBL said, “It is our responsibility to reach out to as many people as possible and help them in their fight against the virus. Considering the scale of the challenge and addressing it at multiple levels, we are collaborating with the government, health institutions, implementation partners and civil society.”  “We believe this is the beginning of a new partnership to save essential lives and will help continue SKS in their effort to reduce the Covid-19 pandemic impact.” –he added

Lat week, UBL has provided 100 oxygen concentrators as a donation to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to come to the aid of Covid-19 patients. UBL has invested Tk 27 million for medical equipment and donated Tk 11 million to two hospitals to develop their health infrastructure.