'They are playing a very important role in informing the public about the impact of the virus'
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has said journalists are genuine heroes who have been working with great courage and sincerity despite health risks amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“They are playing a very important role in informing the public about the impact of the virus and dispelling misinformation. They deserve our immense gratitude,” he said.
The BGMEA chief made remarks while handing over 2,5000 masks for journalists to President of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) Mursalin Nomani on Wednesday.
BGMEA Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin, Director Md. Mohiuddin Rubel, General Secretary of DRU Mosiur Rahaman Khan and Organizing Secretary of DRU Mynul Hasan Sohel were also present at the ceremony held at BGMEA office.
Faruque Hassan said following health safety guidelines, especially wearing masks is a must to minimize the risks Covid-19 infection and spread while there is no alternative to mass vaccination to combat the pandemic.
DRU President Mursalin Nomani expressed his thanks to BGMEA for recognizing the importance of health safety of journalists and giving the masks to them.
Going beyond business promotion, BGMEA also believes in responsibility towards society and is actively engaged in activities for the greater good of the society, said the apex body of the apparel industry.
Considering the unprecedented crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, BGMEA has come forward with its limited resources to extend its support to frontliners and the poor people who were hit hard.
In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic the trade association has donated more than 10 lakh pieces of face masks to frontliners including doctors, nurses, hospital workers, law enforcement agencies, journalists and many other emergency service providers.