Bashundhara Group, the country’s largest business conglomerate, has handed out blankets among newspaper hawkers in order to help them cope with the bitter cold.
The conglomerate distributes blankets every winter on the instruction of its Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan and is involved in other charity work throughout the year.
Leaders of various newspaper hawkers associations received the blankets on behalf their members at a programme on the premises of East West Media Group Limited (EWMGL) at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday.
Naem Nizam, Editor of the daily Bangladesh Pratidin, Imdadul Haq Milan, Editor-in-Chief of the daily Kaler Kantho and Director of EWMGL, and Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, Editor of the Daily Sun, gave out the blankets.
Alhaj Md Sahabuddin, Secretary of Newspaper Hawkers Welfare Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Chairman of Dhaka Newspaper Hawkers' Multipurpose Cooperative Associations Limited, and Md Abdur Rahim, City Supervisor of Patra Patrika Bitoronkari Bahumukhi Samabai Samity, received the blankets on behalf of their organisations.
In his speech, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam said, “We distribute blankets among hawkers every winter as they are integral part of this newspaper industry.”
Speaking on the occasion, Imdadul Haq Milan said, “We distribute blankets among hawkers every winter on the order of the Chairman and the Managing Director of Bashundhara Group.”
In line with core theme “For the People, For the Country”, Bashundhara Group continues to stand by the poor and the destitute all over the country in case of any natural disaster and pandemic, he added.
Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury said, “The print media largely depends on newspaper hawkers. We are distributing blankets among hawkers as per the directives of the Chairman and the Managing Director of the Bashundhara Group.”
Rahul Raha, Executive Editor of NEWS24 and Radio Capital, and Md Billal Hossain Montu, HOD and GM (circulation) of EWMGL, were also present on this occasion.
SOURCE : Daily Sun
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