Going an extra mile
At a time when rising inflation is causing a lot of anxiety to the countrymen, business magazine Arthakantha organised a round table discussion session on the topic 'Responsibility of the Government and the Businessmen in Curbing Inflation' at the Westin hotel on February 27. Lt. Col. (Retd.) Faruque Khan, Commerce Minister of the people's republic of Bangladesh, was the chief guest at the programme. The chief guest handed over the prizes to the 'Arthakantha Business Award 2010' award winners for different categories. The chairperson of FBCCI A. K. Azad was present at the programme as the special guest. The chairperson of Dhaka Chamber Asif Ibrahim, TCB Chairman Brigadier Gen. Sorwar Jahan Talukder, Business Leader M. A. Rouf Chowdhury, CAB President Kazi Faruque, Teacher of Dhaka University Selim Rayhan, the chairperson of Bangladesh Wholesale Refined Oil Business Committee Hazi Md. Golam Maola and Chairperson of Bangladesh Sugar Union Committee Anowar Habib took part in the discussion session which was hosted by Arthakantha Editor Rofiqul Islam Ratan. The key note speech was presented at the programme by former first Vice-President of FBCCI and Chairman of the FBCCI Prize Monitoring Cell Kamaluddin Ahmed.
Korvi Rakshand Dhrubo, Founder of JAAGO Foundation was awarded with the Best CSR Performance Award. He collected the prize from the chief guest Lt. Col. (Retd.) Faruque Khan, Commerce Minister of Bangladesh.
Korvi was awarded with this prize because of his incredible sensitivity and unbounded commitment to instigating effective positive social change. Realising the need to make a positive contribution to the sustainable development of the country, Korvi worked towards establishing a proper youth based organisation that strived to unite the youth of the country and the world together. With the help of fellow university students and friends, Korvi launched a youth based movement which today is called 'JAAGO Foundation'.
JAAGO introduced the first Free-of-Cost English Medium School exclusively for the underprivileged children and operates a number of supporting development projects to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. For an organisation that tries to ensure excellence over magnitude, this phenomenal growth has exceeded many expectations.