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Bashundhara Group provides financial aid to Banglanews journo Eakrm

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2020-09-20 19:44:50
Bashundhara Group provides financial aid to Banglanews journo Eakrm Bashundhara Group Director Sabrina Sobhan hands over the cheque to Eakrm’s younger sister Nilima Yasmin

Bashundhara Group, country's largest business conglomerate, has donated Tk 3 lakh for the treatment of Banglanews24.com journalist Eakrm-Udd Dowla who was critically injured in a road accident in Dhaka.

Bashundhara Group Director Sabrina Sobhan handed over the cheque to Eakrm-Udd Dowla’s younger sister Nilima Yasmin at the residence of Bashundhara Group Managing Director on Sunday afternoon.

Bashundhara Group Managing Director (MD) Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Banglanews24.com Editor Jewel Mazhar, MD’s Chief Coordinator Mohammad Golam and MD’s Personal Assistant Vinod P Mathew were also present at the event.

At the program, Bashundhara Group MD Sayem Sobhan Anvir enquired about the health condition of injured Eakrm-Udd Dowla. He also gave assurance of further assurance for his treatment if necessary and asked to keep him informed about the improvement of Ekram’s health.

Eakrm’s sister Nilima and her husband Didarul Islam Rasel expressed their gratitude to Bashundhara Group managing director and director for providing the financial assistance in time of crisis.   

It is to be noted that Bashundhara Group has taken various humanitarian initiatives to help people since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic. 

The largest business group of the country donated Tk 10 crore to Prime Minister’s releif fund, offered to set up a 5000-bed covid-10 hospital at Bashundhara International Convention City and distributed relief materials among hundreds of thousands of underprivileged people in the country.  

Bashundhara Group also provided humanitarian assistance of Tk 15 lakh (Tk 5 lakh each) to the families of three journalists who died of Covid-19. 

In addition, Bashundhara Group Director Sabrina Sobhan donated Tk 10 lakh to the children of Taslima Begum Renu, who was killed in a mob beating in Dhaka’s Badda area on July 20 last year.

What happened to Ekram-Udd Dowla?

Eakrm-Udd Dowla, a senior correspondent at the country’s leading online news portal Banglanews24.com, was critically injured as a bus hit his bike in Khilkhet of Dhaka in the evening of September 11.

He was rushed to the Kurmitola General Hospital at first following the accident. Afterwards, he was shifted to Dhaka Medical Hospital (DMCH) for better treatment.

DMCH resident physician Dr Alauddin told Banglanews that eight of his ribs on the right side were broken.

According to locals, a passenger bus of Turag Paribahan hit Eakrm’s bike near hotel Le Méridien in city, leaving him injured critically.

BDST: 1945 HRS, SEP 20, 2020
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