The employees of BRAC Bank organized its 8th annual mini marathon "BRAC Bank DOUR 2018-Marathon for Humanity ".
Beginning in its journey in 2011, DOUR is the first marathon initiative by a bank in the country and is unique in serving the society through its fundraising philosophy.
Mr. Ihsanul Karim, Press Secretary to the Honorable Prime Minister, and Major General Abu Sayeed Md. Masud, BSP, Project Director, Integrated Development of Hatirjheel Area, attended the program at Hatirjheel Project Area on January 12, 2018.
Mr. A. K. Joaddar, Deputy Managing Director & CFO, and Mr. Chowdhury Akhtar Asif, Deputy Managing Director & CRO, BRAC Bank Limited, and the employees of BRAC Bank across the country took part in the mini marathon. The officials of other private banks, corporate organizations and media and film celebrities also participated in the marathon.
The marathon started at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. More than 4,000 employees of BRAC Bank, its subsidiaries and other corporate organizations participated in the marathon that that started from the Police Plaza Point of Hatirjheel and ended at the same point covering 5 km. The employees raised a fund of Tk. 19 lac, and the bank doubled it to Tk. 38 lac from its CSR Fund.
Endowments of Tk. 7.5 lacs each were given to Changing Diabetes in Children (CDIC) Programme of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and Heroes for All that work for the welfare of the children with diabetes and the children with visual impairment respectively.
After the marathon, the honorable guests and senior officials BRAC Bank Limited handed over the cheques to Dr. Bedowra Zabeen, Director, Changing Diabetes in Children, and Rehnuma Karim, Ph.D., Founder & President, Heroes for All.
Earlier this winter, a portion of the DOUR Fund was utilized to distribute 3,150 blankets to the cold affected people in Kurigram, Gaibandha and Sunamganj.
On the noble initiative, Mr. Selim R.F. Hussain, Managing Director & CEO, BRAC Bank Limited, said, “As a follower of 3P Philosophy – People, Planet and Profit, the social welfare mission is rooted in the value system of our bank. I am touched to see the passion and enthusiasm in our colleagues when we work together to contribute to the society. As a corporate organization, we are proud to organize such a social event that goes a long way for the welfare of the people and society.”
Renowned Actor Afzal Hossain, Singer Bappa Mazumder, Actress Apu Biswas, Actress Nipun, Mountaineer Musa Ibrahim, Running Icon Shamsuzzaman Arafat and Stand-up Comedian Naveed Mahbub also joined the mini marathon.