Banks' help for the cold-stricken poor
Private banks and financial institutions have come forward to help the winter-affected poor of the country by donating blankets and warm clothes to the relief and welfare fund of the prime minister.
Senior officials, including managing directors, have recently handed over the items to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban in the capital.
Islami Bank Bangladesh presented 50,000 pieces of warm clothes while National Bank and First Security Islami Bank presented 50,000 blankets.
AB Bank, Mercantile Bank, Modhumoti Bank and Shahjalal Islami Bank donated 20,000 blankets each. The fund also received 15,000 blankets from Dhaka Bank and 5,000 form NCC Bank. Phoenix Finance and Investments and Social Islami Bank also donated blankets for the poor.