The awards were distributed to the winners at the closing ceremony of International SOS Children's Village Day
SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh, a non-government social development organization gave away awards to 20 people for their various contributions to the society.
Of the total, 10 individuals from various organisations received awards for contributing to the betterment of the society, and 10 children from SOS Children's Villages from Bangladesh received the awards as promising youths.
The awards were distributed to the winners at the closing ceremony of International SOS Children's Village Day at Six Seasons Hotel in Gulshan, marking the 70th anniversary of the organisation, and 100 years birth anniversary of the organization's founder Professor Hermann Gmeiner, on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, State Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, said Bangladesh is a densely populated country where many youths, and children are deprived of care, and SOS Bangladesh has set an example by providing the care and love that children get in a family.
CEO of HSBC Bangladesh Francois de Maricourt, National Director of SOS Bangladesh Ghulam Ahmed Ishaque, and Deputy National Director Dr. Md Enamul Haque were present at the program.
The award winners are : CEO of Red Beauty Salon Afroza Parveen, Director of FBCCI Amzad Hussain, early childhood development specialist Anjuman Parvin, DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner of Wari Zone Iftekharul Islam, Head of Privilege Banking and Cash Management Unit at Mutual Trust Bank Limited Irfan Islam, Captain of Bangladesh Wheelchair cricket team Mohammad Mohasin, Cartoonist Morshed Mishu, Senior Program Officer of Women Rights and Gender Equality at Action Aid Bangladesh Nurun Nahar Begum, Actress Faria Sabnam Tripti, and entrepreneur and Philomath Shazzad Hossain Mukit.
Recipients of SOS Bangladesh Promising Youth awards are-- Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Tahera Begum, Mst Rahima Akter, Raqibul Islam, Mohammad Abul Kashem, Sheema Kormokar, Ashiqur Rahman, Laily Begum, Shoaib Alam, and Mahfuza Khanom.