Nine get BWCCI-EBL Award
Seven women entrepreneurs and two journalists have been conferred with the BWCCI-EBL Progres- sive Award 2011-12 in recognition of their contributions to women entrepreneurship.
Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), in partnership with Eastern Bank Ltd, handed over the awards to the recipients during a function at Institute of Diploma Engineers in the city on Tuesday.
Commerce Minister GM Quader distributed the awards as chief guest at the function.
Seven women entrepreneurs were picked up from each of the country’s seven divisions, while two reporters of daily Kaler kantho and ATN News were selected for the award.
The women entrepreneurs who received the awards are-- Musuma Khanom from Barisal, Kaniz Fatema Ahmed from Chittagong, Kam- run Nahar from Dhaka, Monowara Khatun from Khulna, Fatema Iasmin from Rangpur, Tahrima Begum from Rajshahi and Minara Chowdhury from Sylhet.
The journalists--Farzana Labobi of Kalerkantho and Golam Kader Robo of ATN News—were also honoured with the award.
While addressing the function, GM Quader said, “Women are doing well in all sectors, sometimes even better than men. If the country’s women advance in various respects, the country would definitely make faster progress.”
The Daily Sun/ Bangladesh/ 30th May 2012