FBCCI to distribute winter clothes across country
DHAKA, Nov 30, 2022 (BSS) - The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has decided to distribute winter clothes to the cold-hit areas of the country in continuation of their corporate social responsibility programme.
The FBCCI conducts various corporate social responsibility programmes in addition to providing leadership to private sector businesses.
During the second meeting of the standing committee on relief and rehabilitation held today at the FBCCI in the capital, federation leaders informed about this decision to distribute winter clothes across the country through district chambers and associations.
Speakers suggested giving priority to northern districts during the distribution, said a press release.
Chairing the meeting, FBCCI senior vice president Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu informed that several associations will also provide winter clothes besides the district chamber in the distribution.
He urged the FBCCI directors and the associations related to apparels to come forward to help increase the area of winter clothing distribution.
FBCCI vice president Md. Amin Helaly said the federation may not be able to distribute winter clothes to all the needy people of the country since the organization does not have that capability.
However, other businessmen of the country will be encouraged by distributing winter clothes through district chambers and associations. Gradually all the businessmen of the country will come forward in such social activities.
In addition to distribution of winter clothes among the cold hit people in the country, initiatives will also be taken to provide small amounts of cash, sewing machines and rickshaws to the very poor, said Director in-charge of the committee Mohammed Bazlur Rahman. He urged the businessmen to come forward in this regard.
Chairman of the committee Md. Abul Khair Morselin thanked the FBCCI Board of Directors for arranging the distribution of winter clothes across the country every year.
Participating in the open discussion, speakers called for the assistance of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in distribution of winter clothes.
FBCCI director MGR Nasir Majumder, Shafiqul Islam Vorosha, Hafez Harun, Abu Motaleb, Md. Iqbal Shahriar, Shaheen Ahmed, Md. Naser, Abu Hossain Bhuiyan (Ranu), Akkas Mahood, secretary general Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque, committee co-chairmen Azizul Hoque, Yakub Hossen Malik, Md Abdul Wadud, and other members were present in the meeting.