Mercantile Bank Limited, Bangladesh has honoured 11 eminent personalities and organisations of the country for their benevolent contribution to the nation with Mercantile Bank Awards 2017.
The awards were given to Mofidul Hoque in Liberation War and Liberation War-based research, Poet Asad Chowdhury in Bengali language and literature, Chhayanot in culture, Dr Syed Anwar Husain in education, Dr Samanta Lal Sen in healthcare, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury in journalism, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya in economics and economics-based research), Salahuddin Alamgir, CIP in commerce and industry, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission in science and technology, Shuchona Foundation in social development and Kolshindur village in sports (football).
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed handed over crests, gold medals and cheques to the award recipients as the chief guest, said a press release.
The awards were distributed on the eve of the Mercantile Bank’s 18th founding anniversary at a function at the “International Convention City Bashundhara” on Tuesday.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir were also present as special guests. MBL Chairman Shahidul Ahsan presided over the function while Managing Director and CEO Kazi Masihur Rahman delivered the welcome speech.
MBL Vice-Chairman AKM Shaheed Reza, Executive Committee Chairman Mohd. Selim, Audit Committee Chairman Dr Mahmood Osman Imam, MBL Foundation Chairman Akram Hossain (Humayun) and Directors ASM Feroz Alam, Morshed Alam MP and Mosharref Hossain also attended the function.