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Pappu’s Eid helicopter ride – because Pathao is Uthao

  • Published at 03:59 pm June 14th, 2018
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A commercial helicopter and Pappu, one of the lucky winners of the Pathao 'Uthao' campaign Illustration by Dhaka Tribune

As eccentric as it may seem, Pathao will be sending three lucky winners and their families to their village homes by helicopter this Eid

To the envy of many, erstwhile-unknown Pappu is now celebrated as one of the winners of ride-sharing app Pathao’s unprecedented Eid gimmick – giving three users and their families helicopter rides to their village homes.

Hailing from the Fokodonpur village of Thakurgaon, Pappu is an accountant at the head office of Fresh under Meghna Group of Industries. 

As eccentric as it may seem, Pathao will be sending three lucky winners and their families to their village homes by helicopter this Eid. In order to be eligible, one had to use the services of the app over 10 times in 10 days. With over 25,000 people entering the contest, the three lucky winners are, indeed, lucky.

A Pathao official said the winners of the campaign “Uthao” were chosen by lottery after meeting the entry criterion. The winners, Arshad Pappu, Abu Bakr Siddique, and Nur Uddin Tahsin, were announced at Pathao’s Gulshan office Sunday evening. They were all called while the page was live on Facebook. A number of Pathao officials and employees were present during the event.

Pathao CEO Hussain Md Elius said the company is always thinking of ways to enable faster transportation, and that is where the idea for the “Uthao” campaign was born.