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Bashundhara Group stands by poor meritorious students in Gazipur

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bashundhara Group stands by poor meritorious students in Gazipur
Bashundhara Group provides 17 meritorious but poor schoolgirls with sewing machines in Gazipur on Wednesday.

Saima Akter, a schoolgirl at Khirati Purbo Para at Kapasia in Gazipur, dreams about becoming a physician. Her father makes a living by cultivating the lands of other people.

Similarly, meritorious student Airin Jaman Anee of Dorib Lodha village of Gazipur Sadar was struggling to continue her education following the death of her father Aktaruzzaman.

Poverty has been a major obstacle in continuing her education for talented student Sanzida Akter Shahi of Choto Dewra of Gazipur. Her family has been struggling financially since the death of her father Md Shahjahan three years ago.

Bashundhara Group, the country’s largest business conglomerate, has stood beside 18 insolvent students like them in different places of Gazipur by providing support to help them continue their studies.

Out of the 18 students, 17 have received sewing machines which will enable them to generate income by making clothes and paying for their education. However, Saima has been granted a stipend as she does not know how to operate a sewing machine. 

Meanwhile, two elderly women were given wheelchairs.

Bashundhara Group distributed the sewing machines, stipend and wheelchairs at a ceremony at Monir’s Lining Centre in Gazipur town on Wednesday.

Shuvo Sangha, a social organisation of Bashundhara Group's leading Bengali newspaper Kaler Kantho, organised a function to hand over the assistance on behalf of Bashundhara Group.

Md Harun-Ar-Rashid, deputy director of the Department of Youth Development in Gazipur, Md Monir Hossain, chairman of Bangladesh River Foundation, Jakaria Zaman, director of Shuvo Sangha, among others, were present on the occasion.

In an instant reaction, Saima said “My father does not earn enough to support our family. My mother Halima Begun is also engaged in agricultural work to survive. But my mother can operate a sewing machine. Now all obstacles to the way of realising my dream have disappeared thanks to the support from Bashundhara Group.”