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3 war heroines honoured

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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3 war heroines honoured
Three war heroines pose for a photograph at a reception programme jointly organised by Apex Bangladesh and ABG Bashundhara at a city hotel on Sunday. SUN PHOTO

International community organisation Apex Bangladesh in association with ABG Bashundhara has accorded a reception to three war heroines on Sunday, marking the 53rd Independence and National Day.

On behalf of Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Kaler Kantho Editor-in-Chief Imdadul Haq Milan inaugurated the reception at a city hotel.

The three valiant freedom fighters -- Duljan Nesa, Noor Jahan Begum and Laily Begum -- have been accorded reception for their courageous role in the Liberation War.

On the occasion, Apex Bangladesh also felicitated its member, cricketer Raqibul Hasan for achieving the Independence Award, the highest civilian honour in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) Executive President Mohammad Hatem and National Press Club General Secretary Shyamal Dutta were the guests of honour at the event.

Apex Bangladesh National President Abdul Matin Sikder made a address of welcome with national youth and citizenship director Anwar Hossain Babu in chair.

The organisation’s national and international programme coordinator M Saim Tipu moderated the session.

Addressing the function, novelist Imdadul Haq Milan termed the reception programme for war heroine as ‘best one’ on the occasion of the Independence Day.

“Someone tells stories of the Liberation War. It’s not a story, but a matter of pride for the nation. We have to project the history to new generation,” he said.

Milan, also the director of East West Media Group, mentioned some philanthropic activities of Bashundhara Group for wellbeing of people and country.

‘Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan feels empathy with the sufferings of underprivileged ones. We have a platform of readers called Shuvosangho. Under the supervision of the Bashundhara Group chairman and managing director, we provided food support to thousands of families across the country, especially in the northern region,” he said.

Bashundhara Group supports education of 1,750 students up to graduation level, he added.