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BYLC honours 10 pandemic heroes, 3 organisations

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (BYLC) has awarded ten individuals and three volunteer organisations for their contributions to society during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Through this award, BYLC hopes to promote partnerships between youth changemakers, community members, and other stakeholders to contribute in achieving the government’s vision of SDGs by 2030.

Ten winners of the individual volunteer category received a social action project grant of Tk 10,000 while the top three volunteer organisations respectively received grants of Tk 25,000, Tk 20,000, and Tk 15,000.

Winners were selected from over 800 individuals and over 70 organisations submissions across 64 districts. Winners were shortlisted based on their contribution, impact, reach, and engagement in the categories of individual and organization submissions.

Addressing the programme as the chief guest, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam urged the winners to continue their work for the welfare of their community.

“Volunteers are essential to build an inclusive city and country. Even DNCC’s mandatory masking campaign is being run by volunteers. We cannot achieve development without the contribution of volunteers who go out of their way to engage in social welfare,” he said.