Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd (PBL) has taken the decision to appoint two handicapped job applicants every year under humanitarian banking programs. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, Chairman, Board of Directors of Pubali Bank handed over the appointment letters to physically disabled Sanjida Rahman and visually disabled Dewan Salamat Raza Chowdhury in a ceremony recently held in Sylhet. Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Fahim Ahmed Faruk Chowdhury, Director Moniruddin Ahmed, Director Azizur Rahman, Managing Director Helal Ahmed Chowdhury and General Manager Abu Habib Khairul Kabir were present at this time.
Among others Director Ahmed Shafi Choudhury, Additional Managing Director M. A. Halim Chowdhury, Deputy Managing Director Safiul Alam Khan Chowdhury, Senior Officials of the bank and customers were also present.
In his speech Managing Director Helal Ahmed Chowdhury highlighted the humanitarian programs of the bank. He said, handicapped persons are not the burden of our society. They need support and cooperation. Keeping this in mind we have appointed them. We will continue this kind of program in future.
In his concluding speech Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder said, Our Board of Directors took the decision to appoint two handicapped job applicants under CSR programs. Not only that, we will appoint two handicapped job applicants every year. We extend our hands in different activities of the society under CSR programs. We expect other industrial and commercial company will come forward.
Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation Ariful Haque Chowdhury, Prominet Educationist Dr. Kabir Chowdhury, Professor of Sociology Dept. of Shahjalal University Dr. Kamal Ahmed Chowdhury, Former Register Jamil Ahmed Chowdhury, President of Sylhet Press Club Iqbal Siddiqui, Executive Editor of Daily Sylheter Dak Abdul Hamid Manik, Principal of Scholarshome Shahi Eidgah Branch Brigadier General (Retd.) Jubair Siddiqui, President of District Bar Association AFM Ruhul Anam Chowdhury Mintu expressed their feelings at the ceremony. They said, “Men are for men”- keeping this in mind Pubali bank has set up an example that is imitable. We have some social responsibilities. Handicapped persons are not the burden of our society. They can contribute to the society if they are given opportunities. Pubali bank has opened our eyes through this attempt.
In their speech, Sanjida Rahman and Dewan Salamat Raza Chowdhury said, Pubali bank has become a model by taking this initiative and thanked the bank authority for appointing them.