Ahmed Akbar Sobhan donates Tk 0.5m for journos’ welfare

Country’s leading conglo-merate, Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Saturday donated Tk 5 lakh to Brahmanbaria Press Club members’ welfare fund.

BG Finance Adviser Moynal Hossain Chowdhury handed over a cheque for Tk 5 lakh to the journalists’ leaders at a function held at the press club at noon.

SM Sirajul Islam, member of the welfare fund, presided over the function while the BG finance adviser addressed it as chief guest.

Former deputy minister and editor of Dainik Dindarpan Humayun Kabir, Press Club president Syed Mizanur Reza, general secretary Riaz Uddin Jami, former president Mohammad Arzu, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Addressing the function, Moynal Hossain said, “Bashundhara Group has an attraction on Brahmanbaria. That’s why the company has provided financial support for the welfare of the journalists. The flow of assistance will continue in the future.”

In his speech, Riaz Uddin Jami said Bashundhara Group is working for the welfare of the journalists across the country.

“The BG provided financial assistance to the journalists for their welfare,” Jami said, adding that the company has close relation with the people in Brahmanbaria.

He mentioned that local journalists will be grateful to Bashundhara Group for contributing to their welfare fund.

Mohammad Arzu said the steps taken by Bashundhara Group to help journalists are rare.

Press Club president Syed Mizanur Reza also expressed his gratitude to Bashundhara Group for providing financial support.

The speakers also said Bashundhara Group was playing important roles in the national economy.

They invited Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan to visit Brahmanbaria Press Club.

While delivering his speech as the chief guest, Moynal Hossain said, “All people of the district seem to be my own people as I feel deep attraction for my motherland. The group will be happier if it helps you more.”

While commemorating his childhood days in the district, he became emotional.

Later, he visited the Press Club and talked to journalists. The journalists’ leaders thanked the group authority for extending the hands of support to them.