Bashundhara Group vice-chairman stands by one-legged girl
Bashundhara Group Vice- Chairman Shafiat Sobhan Sanvir has stood by an underprivileged girl of Rajshahi, who lost one of her legs in a train accident and is now struggling for survival.
Sonia, the ill-fated girl, hails from west Dhopapara Village under Puthia Upazila of the district. She received professional training after passing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination. Her artificial leg was damaged just five days before joining work.
Besides, Sonia’s mother, who was the breadwinner in the family, has lost her job due to shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Shafiat Sobhan Sanvir, also the Managing Director of Bashundhara Multi Food Limited (BMFL), learnt about the heart-wrenching story of the girl and wasted no time in taking steps to lend a helping hand.
He sent a messenger to Sonia’s house and notified them of the philanthropic initiative of Bashundhara Group to repair the damaged prosthetic leg and provide all kinds of assistance for the impoverished girl.
On behalf of Bashundhara Group, BMFL Deputy General Manager Redwanur Rahman handed over Tk 100,000 and other gifts to the family of Sonia.
In her reaction, Sonia expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Bashundhara Group Vice Chairman.
“I am pleased and happy. It’s a red-letter day for me indeed,” she said.
Earlier in 2014, Lab Aid Group extended support to Sonia by providing a prosthetic leg.
Besides, Rajshahi range’s former deputy inspector general Meer Shahidul Islam took responsibility for educational expenses of Sonia.