Friday, 24 September, 2021
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Sk Russel KC shows the ways

True to its motto of ‘For the People, for the Country’, the Bashundhara Group, country’s biggest business conglomerate, always stands by the distressed masses in times of their trial and tribulation. It was noticed during the entire period of the coronavirus pandemic that BG regularly distributed food and other relief materials among the poor in different corners of the country to help them overcome the immediate crisis. It is such a time when large numbers of the people have either lost their sources of income or receive only a part of what they earned previously and thus find it very difficult to manage two meagre meals a day. Bashundhara Group has been continuing these acts of benevolence not for self-glorification; they felt right from the depth of their hearts the urge to extend a helping hand to the needy.

From the same spirit, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited, under the patronage of its Chairman and BG Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, distributed on Sunday relief items and study materials among as many as 10 thousand families in Kotalipara and Tungipara upazilas of Gopalganj district on the occasion of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s 91st birth anniversary. Through such benevolence, the Bashundhara Group set an example for all other business houses to follow.

There is no controversy over the fact that making a profit is the basic premise of any business initiative. But it does not mean that business people and other well-off segments of the society will remain busy with their self-aggrandisement, forgetting their social obligation.

Millions of poor and ultra-poor people are passing agonising days for lack of bare necessities and, as such, are in dire need of material support. The government is trying in diverse ways to help them, but it is next to impossible for it alone to perform the gigantic task. If rich people would have shared a part of their income with the needy, millions could have been saved from hunger and starvation and the burden would have been much lighter for the authorities. But we have hardly any information that big business houses and well-off people have come forward to protect the sufferers. However, it is never late to begin a good job. We hope that each and every person having minimum financial capacity would come forward to stand by the sufferers.