Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

GP, BRAC stand beside families affected by corona

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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GP, BRAC stand beside families affected by corona

Brac and Grameenphone again pledged to stand beside the families affected by the Covid-19.

BRAC on the other hand announced to contribute to support 50,000 families, says a press release. 

Grameenphone announced on Friday at a virtual press conference, where Shyam Sunder Sikder, Chairman of BTRC graced the event as the chief guest.

Yasir Azman, Chief Executive Officer of Grameenphone, Tushar Bhowmik, Chief Financial Officer of BRAC, among others were present.

Khairul Basher, Head of Communications of Grameenphone, moderated the programme.

In addition, 'Daakche Abar Desh' will also function as a solidarity platform for relief assistance.

Grameenphone and Brac will contribute Taka 50 million and Taka 75 million to the cause, respectively. Expert field workers from Brac will identify the ones forced to live below the poverty line due to the contagion, emphasizing on the elderly people, pregnant or lactating mothers, people with disabilities, women-headed households, people living in ultra-poverty, and those who are not receiving support from any other sources. Each family will get food assistance worth Taka1500. 

Speaking as chief guest Shyam Sunder Sikder, Chairman of BTRC, said, "Every country needs an economy, where intangible factors like social compassion and neighbourly coexistence are also addressed with enough importance, especially when our country needs us more than ever. Grameenphone and BRAC are materialising that dream into reality. I am truly impressed by Grameenphone and BRAC's diligent efforts to organise a project like 'Daakche Abar Desh.' Joint efforts like these are just what the nation needs now to turnaround."

Yasir Azman, Grameenphone CEO, said, “Grameenphone has been continuously assessing Covid-19 development and responding with different direct and indirect contributions from the beginning of the pandemic.