53rd branch of The Farmers Bank Limited

Chairman of Bashundhara Group Ahmed Akbar Sobhan inaugurates the 53rd branch of The Farmers Bank Limited by cutting a ribbon at Bashundhara Residential Area in the city on Tuesday. Chairman of the bank Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir was also present on the occasion.

Ukrainian delegation with the Chairman of Bashundhara Group


A Ukrainian delegation led by former foreign minister of the East European country Borys Tarasyuk, MP called on Chairman of Bashundhara Group Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, who is the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Dhaka, at the latter’s residence at Bashundhara Residential Area on Saturday.

Oleksiy Poroshenko, MP, who is the son of the President of Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukraine Dr Igor Polikha and Trade and Economic Chief of Ukrainian Embassy Ivan Konovolve were also present.

Indian HC Harsh Vardhan Shringla visiting EWMGL complex

Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday visits country’s largest media conglomerate East West Media Group Limited complex in Bashundhara of the capital.

The envoy arrives at the media complex at 2:45pm this afternoon. Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan along with the editors and senior journalists of different media houses of the complex gave him a floral reception at his arrival.

Shiabur Rahman, Acting Editor of daily sun, Imdadul Haq Milon, Editor Kaler Kantho, Alamgir Hossain, Editor in Chief Banglanews24 and Naem Nizam, Editor Bangladesh Pratidin, among others received the envoy.

Later, the envoy sits with the media personnel at a discussion meeting and exchanges views over the Prime Minister’s upcoming India visit.

Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan was also present at the meeting.

Bangladesh Pratidin celebrates 7th anniv

Bangladesh Pratidin, the highest circulated Bangla daily in the country, celebrated the seventh anniversary of its publication on Wednesday amid festivity.

Patrons and well-wishers of the daily attended the celebration programme at International Convention City Bashundhara (Noborattri Hall) in the capital. They shared the joy of success of the Bangla daily.

The presence of a galaxy of personalities, including ministers, politicians, academics, celebrities, businesspersons, members of civil society and media people, adorned the event.
They started joining the programme at 11:00am and greeted Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan and Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam with bouquets.In his welcome speech, Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said, “The highest circulated and popular daily of the country Bangladesh Pratidin has stepped into its 8th year. I am proud and very much delighted as people of all walks of life have come to greet the Bangladesh Pratidin. I hope that you will extend wholehearted support in the upcoming days as you supported the East West Media Group Limited in the last seven years.”

He said Bangladesh Pratidin started its journey on this day of 2010. Later, within few years this daily has become the most popular. The anniversary programme of Bangladesh Pratidin is being held at home and abroad with much pomp and grandeur, he added.

The event was attended by Bashundhara Group Vice Chairman Safwan Sobhan, Publisher of Kaler Kantho, Daily Sun and Bangladesh Pratidin Maynal Hossain Chowdhury, Media Adviser Mohammad Abu Tayeb and senior journalists of East West Media Group Limited.

On the occasion, the Bangla daily, an outlet of East-West Media Group Limited (EWMGL), arranged a cake-cutting ceremony at its office in Bashundhara residential area in the city on Tuesday.

Managing Director of Bashundhara Group and EWMGL Sayem Sobhan Anvir cut a giant cake at the function attended by Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haque Milan, Banglanews24.com Editor-in-Chief Alamgir Hossain and daily sun Acting Editor Shiabur Rahman.

The Bangladesh Pratidin and Social Islami Bank Ltd (SIBL) have jointly awarded CRP Hospital-founder Valerie Ann Taylor and Banchte Shekha executive director Angela Gomes for their outstanding contributions to health and socioeconomic sectors.

The daily awarded the two noble women on Tuesday on the occasion of its seventh anniversary of publication.

Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan handed over a crest and a cheque for Tk 2 lakh to each of them.

Besides, he announced donation of Tk 25 lakh from Bashundhara Group to facilitate the two noble women to work for the destitute and vulnerable people in the society.

Bangladesh Pratidin editor Naem Nizam, Kaler Kantho editor Imdadul Haque Milon, SIBL chairman Major (retd) Dr Rezaul Haque and NEWS24 head of current affairs Samia Rahman were present there.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Railways Minister Mujibul Haque and Prime Minister’s Information Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury greeted the Bangladesh Pratidin on the occasion of its anniversary.

Among the BNP leaders, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, Gayeshawr Chandra Roy, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Air Vice Marshal (retd) Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Abdullah Al Noman, Md Shahjahan, Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin, Begum Selima Rahman greeted the Bangladesh Pratidin.

Those who came to greet the family of Bangladesh Pratidin included former President and Chairman of Jatiya Party HM Ershad, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, RAB DG Benazir Ahmed, Krishak Sramik Janata League Chairman Kader Siddiqui, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP leader and former minister Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf, former UGC chairman Prof AK Azad Chowdhury, BNP organising secretary Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu, Nagarik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, former minister Zafar Imam, BNP Standing Committee Member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Shakhawat Hossain, general secretary of Economic Summit Dr Jamal Ahmed, Awami League City Unit (South) general secretary Shahe Alam Murad, BNP leader Shama Obaid, Mahila Dal president Afroza Abbas and actor Saimon.

Jatiya Party (JP) Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader, JSD President ASM Abdur Rab, FBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmad, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Saleh Uddin Ahmed and former FBCCI President Abdul Awal Mintoo also greeted the Bangladesh Pratidin.

Acting Editor of daily sun Shiabur Rahman, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan and Editor-in-Chief of Banglanews24.com Alamgir Hossain greeted the Bangladesh Pratidin and attended the anniversary event.

The guests praised the Bangladesh Pratidin as the highest circulated daily in the country and hoped success in the field of journalism in the days to come.

To mark the occasion, East West Media building has been decorated colourfully along with installing lighting system. The Bangladesh Paratidin arranged a cultural programme at the International Convention City Bashundhara on Wednesday.

On the occasion of its birth anniversary, daily sun wished the Bangladesh Pratidin. A team of senior journalists led by Acting Editor Shiabur Rahman greeted the family of Bangladesh Pratidin with flower bouquets at the gala event at ICCB on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Pratidin started its journey on March 15, 2010 with a slogan of Amra Jonogoner Pokkhe (We are in favour of the people) and eventually earned a huge popularity among the readers at home and abroad.

Leading industrialists of Bangladesh

Leading industrialists of Bangladesh pose for a photograph with Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla at a reception accorded to them at the new Indian High Commission Complex in the capital on Sunday. Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Bashundhara Group, Salman F Rahman, MD of Beximco Group and Adviser to PM on Private Sector, and Abdul Matlub Ahmed, President of FBCCI, were among them.

কুড়িলে ছয়তলা মসজিদের ভিত্তিপ্রস্তর স্থাপন করলেন বসুন্ধরা চেয়ারম্যান

বসুন্ধরা গ্রুপের চেয়ারম্যান আহমেদ আকবর সোবহান বলেছেন, আর্তমানবতার সেবায় বসুন্ধরা গ্রুপ সব সময় কাজ করে আসছে, ”আগামীতেও করবে। দেশের অর্থনীতি ও জিডিপি উন্নয়নে আবাসন খাতের বড় অবদান রয়েছে। বসুন্ধরা এই এলাকার মানুষকে নিয়েই সেই অবদানে ভূমিকা রাখছে। ” সোমবার রাজধানীর কুড়িল বড়বাড়িতে ছয়তলা জামে মসজিদের ভিত্তি প্রস্থর স্থাপনকালে তিনি এ কথা বলেন।

মসজিদের সভাপতি ইসরাফিল আশরাফের সঞ্চালনায় অনুষ্ঠানে আরও উপস্থিত ছিলেন ঢাকা মহানগর (উত্তর) আওয়ামী লীগের কোষাধ্যক্ষ ওয়াকিল উদ্দিন, ভাটারা থানা আওয়ামী লীগের সভাপতি ইসহাক মিয়া, কুড়িল বড়বাড়ি জামে মসজিদের মোতায়াল্লি মো. আলাউদ্দিন, মসজিদের কোষাধ্যক্ষ হাজি ইজাফফর হোসেন, ১৭ নম্বর ওয়ার্ড যুবলীগের সভাপতি লাইস উদ্দিনসহ স্থানীয় গণ্যমান্য ব্যক্তিবর্গ ও বসুন্ধরা গ্রুপের কর্মকর্তাগণ।

অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথির বক্তৃতায় বসুন্ধরা চেয়ারম্যান বলেন, ”শিল্প খাতের পাশাপাশি ক্ষুদ্রঋণসহ বিভিন্ন কর্মসূচির মাধ্যমে বসুন্ধরা গ্রুপ দীর্ঘদিন থেকে কাজ করে আসছে। আগামীতে কর্মসংস্থান সৃষ্টিতে এই কর্মপরিধি আরও বাড়ানো হবে। ”
বক্তব্য শেষে সবাইকে নিয়ে ছয়তলা মসজিদটির ভিত্তিপ্রস্তর স্থাপন ও দোয়ায় অংশ নেন আহমেদ আকবর সোবহান।

Golfer Siddikur claims second place in Bashundhara Bangladesh Open

Bangladeshi golf star Siddikur Rahman finished runners-up in the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open 2017 at Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) on Saturday. The 31-year-old double Asian Tour winner really rocked with his performance as he strongly came back from 29th place after first round.

Jazz Janewattananond, a 21-year old young Thai talent, has clinched his first Asian Tour title by playing 17 shots below par after the final round.

Siddukur played 13 shots below par to maintain his good performance at the final round today.

Siddiqur Rahman in action

Bangladesh golfer Dulal Hossain finished at 15th with five shots below par and Jamal Hossain finished 26th with an at-par performance.

Bashundhara Group, country’s largest business conglomerate, is the title sponsor of the international professional golf event involving prizes totaling US$300,000 event and a unique trophy designed in the form of Bangladesh’s national animal, the Royal Bengal Tiger.

A total of 134 golfers from 22 countries, including 33 professional golfers and 6 amateur golfers from home are participating in the ongoing tournament.

The third edition of Bashundhara Bangladesh Open concluded Saturday at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) with a mega prize giving ceremony adorned by Housing and Public Works Minister engineer Mosharraf Hossain and Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan.

Chinese delegates meet Bashundhara Group chairman

A Chinese delegation, led by Wu Shu Ling, Vice-Director of Qingdao Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee, meets Ahmed Akbar

Sobhan, Chairman of Bashundhara Group, at the latter’s residence in Bashundhara Residential Area on Saturday.

Safwan Sobhan, Vice-Chairman of Bashundhara Group, was also present on the occasion.

The delegation expressed keen interest in investing in the country’s real estate and industrial sectors.

Ahmed Akbar Sobhan welcomed the delegation and thanked them for showing their interest in Bangladesh.


He also assured them of providing assistance and cooperation from his side for the investment.

Bangladesh Pratidin awards journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury

Country’s highest-circulated daily ‘Bangladesh Protidin’, an outfit of East West Media Group, honored lyricist of famous patriotic song ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushe February’ and noted Language Movement activist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.

Bashundhara Group and East West Media Group Limited (EWMGL) Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan handed over a lifetime achievement award and a cheque for taka one lakh to eminent journalist-columnist Gaffar Chowdhury at the daily’s head office in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Saturday morning.

Gaffar Chowdhury received the honors at the programme held with Editor of Bangladesh Protidin Naem Nizam in the chair.

Acting Editor of the daily sun Amir Hossain, and Editor of the daily Kaler Kantho Imdadul Haq Milon, among others, attended the programme.

Addressing the function as chief guest, Bashundhara Group and East West Media Group Limited (EWMGL) Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said “It’s a praiseworthy task that a newspaper honors enlightened personalities. I feel honoured to hand over crests to such a journalist who never budged from his stance and feared none.”

Bashundhara Group chairman hoped that Gaffar Chowdhury will continue his writings in whole life keeping the spirit of the country’s liberation war alive.

At the program, speakers said that Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury is a classy writer, who has written relentlessly for the country and its people. His illustrious song about Ekushey February is not only played in Bangladesh but also all over the world. It inspires people to love their country.

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, honored with lifetime award said, “Many people think journalism as an easy task, but the reality is different. Journalism is a noble responsibility.”

He thanked the organizers for honoring him with the lifetime award.

The award aims at acknowledging his immense contributions to the fields of journalism, Bengali language, and literature.

Mentionable, Bangladesh Pratidin awarded language veteran Abdul Matin, eminent journalist ABM Musa, noted actor Razzak and prominent physician Prof Pran Gopal Dutta.