Some 1,300 distressed women across the country on Saturday received gifts from the government as part of the celebration of 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina disbursed the gift of Tk 2,000 each to these distressed women in 64 districts through ‘Nagad’, a digital financial service operator of the Directorate of Posts.
The premier disbursed the cash gifts at a function in Ganobhaban, said a statement.
Country’s fastest-growing digital financial service Nagad bears the full cost of sending donations and the cash out charge.
The entire Nagad family is proud to be associated with such an impressive initiative on Bangamata’s birthday celebration, said Tanvir Ahmed Mishuk, managing director of Nagad.
“Nagad has always been providing people-friendly services with the priority of getting what the common man wants. And that's why while other mobile financial operators are reluctant to engage in services for disadvantaged people for fear of cost, ‘Nagad’ has always stood by the government in these public interest activities”, he said.
State Minister for Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki, former agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Kazi Rowshan Akhter, among others were present at the programme.