Bashundhara Group, the largest business conglomerate of the country, has distributed sewing machines among six poor families for their economic emancipation.
As part of the humanitarian gesture of Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, the largest corporate body continues to extend support to the helpless people, especially women.
Hailing from various areas, the representatives of the vulnerable families received sewing machines at a ceremony held at the ZahurulHaq auditorium in Fatikchhari Upazila Parishad recently.
Local municipality mayor Ismail Hossain was present as the chief guest.
Jakaria Zaman, director of Shuvosangho, a social organisation of the Bengali daily KalerKantho of the Bashundhara Group, also was present on the occasion.
Manu Marma, an inhabitant of Kanchannagar Union under the upazila, is one of the recipients of the sewing machine. She belongs to a very poor family. Her husband is a day-labourer. He sometimes remains unemployed. So, the couple has to struggle to survive with three children. They have a dream to educate their children but it is difficult to bear their educational expenditure.
At this critical moment, the Bashundhara Group has stood beside them and created earning opportunity. The largest business conglomerate of the country has extended support to four other families in the area also.
“I prayed to Almighty to get a solvent life. The country’s largest business conglomerate has stood beside my family. Now, I can see a ray of hope. I will be able to earn livelihood easily by the sewing machine. Please, pray for me,” she opined.
The top corporate body also gifted a sewing machine to Salma Akter, a resident of MithanalaUnion Parishad under MirsharaiUpazila in Chattogram.
Her husband Tajul Islam was a rickshaw puller. The family used to keep body and soul together with his small earning. Salma along with children plunged into deep crisis after her husband had died of liver cancer seven months ago.
The family members are going door-to-door seeking help for survival. For the cause of humanity, the Bashundhara Group has stood beside her and gifted the sewing machine. Apart from the machine, Salma Akterreceived clothe- making materials.
In an instant reaction, Salma Akterexpressed deep gratitude to the Bashundhara Group for creating earning source for them.
“I was helpless. I along with children spent days in starvation. Now,the Bashundhara Group has stood beside me. My family will be solvent with the machine.”
The machine distribution ceremony was presided over by JahedullahQurayeshi, President of Fatikchhari Press Club.
Speaking on the occasion, local mayor Ismail Hossain, said “I welcome the great initiative of the Bashundhara Group. Other corporate houses should follow the example of the Bashundhara Group and work for the welfare of the people.”