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Emirates celebrates Bangladesh’s Independence Day with orphans

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Dubai-based Emirates celebrated Bangladesh’s Independence Day with children at Dhaka Ahsania Mohila Mission Orphanage in the city on Sunday.

Mohamed Alhammadi, Emirates’ Area Manager for Bangladesh, along with members of the airline’s Dhaka office, visited the orphanage with gifts and exchanged greetings with the orphan girls and their caregivers.

The airline’s Dhaka office also donated classroom furniture to the orphanage and arranged an Iftar party to celebrate the occasion, according to a press release.

On the occasion, Mohamed Alhammadi, Emirates Area Manager, Bangladesh, commented: "With Emirates being the first airline that connected the two brotherly nations when we launched our passenger services in 1986, Bangladesh holds a special place in our hearts. We are committed to the country where we have operated for 36 years.

"During the Holy Month of Ramadan, the month of giving, we are delighted to bring some cheer to the girls at the Dhaka Ahsania Mohila Mission Orphanage and support the mission by improving its facilities."

Dhaka Ahsania Mohila Mission Orphanage cares for over 60 girls from across the country and provides them with education and life skills to ensure a better future and their integration into society. Emirates has been celebrating Bangladesh’s national days and other important days at the orphanage over the last eight years.

Furthermore, the Emirates Airline Foundation, which is focused on improving the lives of children around the world, has been funding the activities of the Emirates Friendship floating hospital, which provides healthcare services to thousands of disadvantaged people every year in remote areas in the northern part of Bangladesh, since 2008.

Emirates started its operations in Bangladesh in 1986. The airline currently operates 21 flights a week from and to Dhaka and via Dubai, providing convenient connections to over 140 destinations across the globe. Emirates is the only airline to offer first-class service from Dhaka.