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12:10 AM, September 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:48 AM, September 28, 2018

An earnest hand for humanity

OBHIZATRIK Foundation completes 8 years

Starting out in 2010 as a simple endeavour by 18-year-old Ahmed Imtiaz Jami to help underprivileged children, OBHIZATRIK Foundation has now blossomed into an organisation with 3500 selfless volunteers across 32 districts in Bangladesh. The government registered foundation recently celebrated 8 years of extending an earnest hand fighting for poverty eradication, access to education, gender equality and better healthcare.

The event, which took place on September 21 at Trust Milonayoton, saw a large get-together of the executives, volunteers, students and donors of OBHIZATRIK Foundation. It also celebrated the first batch of examinees for the upcoming PSC examinations from OBHIZATRIK School, whom the organisation is particularly proud of. “I am honoured to be able to stand here in front of all of the people who supported OBHIZATRIK,' said Jami, who is now the president of the organisation. “Honestly, we could not have come so far without you, the volunteers and donors.”

Renowned personalities were present during the event, and they conveyed their best wishes to OBHIZATRIK Foundation. “These children are trend-setters, and they never question what the country has given them. Instead, they question themselves about what they could give to the country,” said Arif R Hossain, who is a patron and advisor to the foundation. Among the big names, who turned up to the event through sheer goodwill, were Dr Abdun Noor Tushar, Sharmin Sultan Joya, Prito Reza, Boby Hajjaj, Sohana Saba and Dr Abul Hossain to name a few. Students from OBHIZATRIK School charmed the audience with dance numbers. Beneficiaries of 'Project SHOKKHOM', which attempts to help destitute individuals become self-sufficient through funding, told the stories of their path to happiness. The event ended with a scintillating performance by rising theatrical band Gaan Kobi, who are also among the many backers of the organisation.

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