DHAKA: Banglanews24.com, country’s leading news portal, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a call to nurture impartial journalism in moving forward to build a prosperous Bangladesh.
Banglanews began its journey in 2010 as an online news outlet of East West Media Group (EWMGL), a concern of Bashundhara Group, with the aim to reach every corner of the world through digital platform.
The anniversary was marked by cutting a cake at Banglanews office on EWMGL premises in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Wednesday (July 1).
Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam, Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan, Bashundhara Group Managing Director’s Chief Coordinator Muhammad Golam and Banglanews24.com Editor Jewel Mazhar were present on the occasion.
Expressing well wishes on its anniversary, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam said: “Banglanews is doing very well. I sincerely hope that this upward trend continues in future.”
Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan said: “At first I want to congratulate Banglanews on its triumphant journey. The portal successfully managed to create its own place among readers across the country and abroad. Bashundhara Group has always achieved great success in its every endeavor and business entities. Banglanews is yet another example of that successful story.”
“Kaler Kantho, Bangladesh Pratidin, daily sun and Banglanews24.com- all are working for the betterment of the people and the country. Banglanews, from its position, is also providing quality service to advance the position of Basundhara to a great extent.”
Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury said: “Banglanews is now a well-established news-portal in Bangladesh. I applaud everyone today on this special occasion for keeping up its good name.”
“Of the active online portals in Bangladesh, Banglanews has a reputation of providing news in the fastest possible way. I personally open the portal’s webpage everyday to guide the reporters of my house. This is an immense credit for Banglanews,” he added.
At the end of the ceremony, Banglanews Editor Jewel Mazhar congratulated all the employees and distinguished guests on the anniversary.
He said: “We have set foot on the 11th year of our long journey. Banglanews is a combination of youth and merit. Young, talented and enthusiastic journalists are behind the wheels of this organization. We have passed so many tough tests in the past and I am confident that we will do so in the coming days.”
He continued: “It is a bilingual news-portal. Our objective is to present new ideas to readers every moment. Banglanews will move forward with the energy of its youthful workforce and most of all it will continue to present honest and objective news stories.”
Expressing his gratitude to Bashundhara Group, Banglanews editor said: “Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan is the one who has always extended his helping hand to Banglanews on its long expedition. We all are very grateful to him. We also cherish the support and inspiration provided by Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir.”
“Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam extended his support and assistance in our toughest hours. We are grateful for that. We are also very thankful for the countless assistance and advises provided by Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milon and many others of the media group,” he added.
Jewel Mazhar also thanked Bashundhara Group Managing Director’s Chief Coordinator and East West Media Group Limited’s (EWMGL) head of Information Technology (IT) Muhammad Golam for always extending his helping hands.
“On our journey, we have received innumerable assistance and inspiration from so people around us. I want to say that my team is ever grateful for that. We appreciate such support. It is our fuel to move forward,” the editor added.
BDST: 0001 HRS, JUL 02, 2020