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27 Aug

IPDC handover Tickets to Hometown to the Eid Ucchash Campaign Winners

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, handover tickets to hometown to the Eid Ucchash campaign winners.

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, handover tickets to hometown to the Eid Ucchash campaign winners. IPDC Finance Limited organised this campaign in their official Facebook Page through which fifty lucky followers got a chance to visit their home town with a friend/family to celebrate the festive of Eid-Ul-Azha. A total of one hundred tickets was won by fifty lucky winners throughout the country for commenting their Eid plans on IPDC’s Eid Ucchash Campaign on their official Facebook page.

Eid Ul Azha is the time of the year when residents of Dhaka travel to their home towns in hope to celebrate the festivity with their loved ones. Demand for tickets and seats exceeds the supply by a large margin at this time. To alleviate this situation IPDC Finance, for the second time of this year, has launched the Eid Ucchash campaign, in which the followers of IPDC can get a chance to win tickets to visit their hometown.

During the ticket handover ceremony in IPDC Finance Limited’s head office, a lucky winner said, "Amidst all the regular campaigns in Facebook, we keep looking forward to IPDC’s Eid ticket to hometown campaign. No other campaign has been able to cater to the need of the hour so well. I cannot thank IPDC enough letting me celebrate Eid with my family so easily."

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IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, handover tickets to hometown to the Eid Ucchash campaign winners. IPDC Finance Limited organised this campaign in their official Facebook Page through which fifty lucky followers got a chance to visit their home town with a friend/family to celebrate the festive of Eid-Ul-Azha. A total of one hundred tickets was won by fifty lucky winners throughout the country for commenting their Eid plans on IPDC’s Eid Ucchash Campaign on their official Facebook page.

About IPDC Finance Limited

IPDC Finance Limited (previously known as "Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited") was founded and established by a distinguished group of shareholders namely Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Finance), International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA, German Investment and Development Company (DEG), Germany, The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Switzerland, and Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), UK. From the very inception, IPDC on record has been playing an instrumental role in building up the nation when it was in the phase of dire need. Yet again IPDC emerged to rise to the latent demands of the people, when the nation witnesses an era of exponential growth, which were least expected from any financial institution so far. It’s acting as a catalyst for expansion of industrial, commercial and educational sectors’. BRAC, the largest non-governmental organization of the world came in the picture as the major shareholder of IPDC Finance Limited. Subsequently, IPDC formulated a long-term strategy considering the challenges and opportunities posed by the Bangladesh economy in next few years. IPDC has realigned their focus on nationwide spread with diversified services to steer up its next phase of growth. To become the most passionate financial brand in the country with special focus on youth, women and underserved areas. IPDC Finance Limited has setup a new road map considering the implementation of a set of new strategies for the upcoming years. These strategies include 'A Home for Every Family’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Creating Entrepreneurs’, ‘Beyond Mega Cities’ and ‘Bring Convenience at Home’. In line with its vision to be the most passionate financial brand in the country, it has embraced a new logo and a pay off line "Jaago Ucchashe" that speaks loud of its perception behind the revamp of IPDC. IPDC not only promotes its offerings rather provide financial assistance by guiding the customers to reach the best fit for them in any FIs or banks. This way IPDC serves its customers to reach their goals conveniently and live their life unbound.

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Mahzabin Ferdous
Head of Brand & Corporate Communication,
IPDC Finance Limited.
Email: mahzabin.ferdous@ipdcbd.com

Md. Zakaria Rahman
Head of Communications,
CONCITO PR, Appointed PR Agency,
Mobile: +8801912917703,
Email: zakaria@concitopr.com.bd


05 Aug

IPDC presents Career Camp

IPDC presents Career Camp 2017 powered by Cooper's Bakery took place on the 5th of August 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event started off with a huge blast with the support of an enthusiastic crowd and exceptional speakers.

IPDC presents Career Camp 2017 powered by Cooper's Bakery took place on the 5th of August 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event started off with a huge blast with the support of an enthusiastic crowd and exceptional speakers. Career Camp is a signature event of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy. Speakers of the day included Rafiath Rashid Mithila (Head of Early Childhood Development, BRAC International, and actress); Rahel Ahmed (DMD, Prime Bank Ltd.); Shahriar Amin (Head of Marketing in a consumer goods’ multinational); Raquib Fakhrul Rocky (Managing Director, Munshi Enterprise Ltd.); Tajdin Hassan (Head of Marketing, The Daily Star); Mominul Islam (Managing Director & CEO, IPDC Finance); Ahmed Pasha (Director, Strategic HR, Edison Group); Golam Raihan (Regional Sales Manager—Bangladesh/Sri Lanka/ Nepal, P&G); and G. Sumdany Don (Chief Inspirational Officer, Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy).


03 Aug

AA1 and ST-1 is the new credit rating for IPDC Finance Limited

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has been awarded with the prestigious rating, AA1 in the long term and ST-1 in short term from Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB).

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has been awarded with the prestigious rating, AA1 in the long term and ST-1 in short term from Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB). AA1 (long-term rating) affirms IPDC's strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. ST-1 (short-term rating) which is the highest in this category, underlines the strongest liquidity position and ability to make timely repayments.

Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited said “Being the first ever financial institution in the country, IPDC has played a pivotal role in reshaping the industry with innovative financial products and services. This achievement reflects the incessant guidance of the strongest Board of Directors and the dedication of our dynamic management team.”

About IPDC Finance Limited

IPDC Finance Limited (previously known as "Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited") was founded and established by a distinguished group of shareholders namely Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Finance), International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA, German Investment and Development Company (DEG), Germany, The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Switzerland, and Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), UK. From the very inception, IPDC on record has been playing an instrumental role in building up the nation when it was in the phase of dire need. Yet again IPDC emerged to rise to the latent demands of the people, when the nation witnesses an era of exponential growth, which were least expected from any financial institution so far. It’s acting as a catalyst for expansion of industrial, commercial and educational sectors’. BRAC, the largest non-governmental organization of the world came in the picture as the major shareholder of IPDC Finance Limited. Subsequently, IPDC formulated a long-term strategy considering the challenges and opportunities posed by the Bangladesh economy in next few years. IPDC has realigned their focus on nationwide spread with diversified services to steer up its next phase of growth. To become the most passionate financial brand in the country with special focus on youth, women and underserved areas. IPDC Finance Limited has setup a new road map considering the implementation of a set of new strategies for the upcoming years. These strategies include ‘A Home for Every Family’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Creating Entrepreneurs’, ‘Beyond Mega Cities’ and ‘Bring Convenience at Home’. In line with its vision to be the most passionate financial brand in the country, it has embraced a new logo and a pay off line “Jaago Ucchashe” that speaks loud of its perception behind the revamp of IPDC. IPDC not only promotes its offerings rather provide financial assistance by guiding the customers to reach the best fit for them in any FIs or banks. This way IPDC serves its customers to reach their goals conveniently and live their life unbound.

For regular updates please visit our -

Website                               : www.ipdcbd.com

Facebook                             : https://www.facebook.com/ipdcfinance

Instagram                            : https://www.instagram.com/ipdcfinance

YouTube                              : https://www.youtube.com/user/ipdcbd

LinkedIn                               : https://www.linkedin.com/company/ipdc-of-bangladesh-limited

 

Mahzabin Ferdous

Md. Zakaria Rahman

Head of Brand & Corporate Communication,

Head of Communications

IPDC Finance Limited.

CONCITO PR, Appointed PR Agency

Email: mahzabin.ferdous@ipdcbd.com

Mobile: +8801912917703

 

Email: zakaria@concitopr.com.bd

 


27 Jul

IPDC Finance Limited & Toys R Yours Shares Unbound Joy with the Underprivileged Children

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has taken a noble initiative of partnering with Toys R Yours, a community based initiative by the Ex-Cadets Forum to collect toys and distribute those among the underp

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has taken a noble initiative of partnering with Toys R Yours, a community based initiative by the Ex-Cadets Forum to collect toys and distribute those among the underprivileged children of Bangladesh. This year IPDC has not only contributed towards distributing toys but also establishing three new libraries and nurtured the future of 700 beneficiaries so far.

Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited said, “I feel very privileged to be a part of such exemplary initiative. Sharing beloved Toys not only bring joy in the faces of those underprivileged kids but teaches the privileged ones the virtue of sharing at such a young age”.  He added, ‘’This year, our contribution has not only let the children to express their innocent emotions with toys but also helped in developing 3 new libraries where the total number of beneficiaries are about 700.’’


20 Jul

IPDC gives away Ticket to Bali

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has announced the winners of its ‘Pohela Boishak Offer’. Ms. Marzia Begum has won the mega prize of a round trip tickets to Bali.

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has announced the winners of its ‘Pohela Boishak Offer’. Ms. Marzia Begum has won the mega prize of a round trip tickets to Bali. Three other lucky winner got the chance to win tickets for a round trip to Bangkok. The winners were selected through raffle draw for its individual retail customers. The customer won this award by availing auto loan, home loan or personal loan from IPDC Finance Limited. Mr. Mominul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, IPDC Finance Limited distributed the prize among the winner.


17 Jul

IPDC Finance Limited and Bangladesh Bank Signs Agreement to Boost up Agro-based Industries in Rural Areas

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has signed an agreement with Bangladesh Bank under “Refinance Scheme for setting up Agro-based Industries in Rural Areas” today at Bangladesh Bank main office.

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has signed an agreement with Bangladesh Bank under “Refinance Scheme for setting up Agro-based Industries in Rural Areas” today at Bangladesh Bank main office. Under this new scheme rural agro based industry will experience convenient formal financing service and eventually result in agricultural growth in rural and sub-urban economy. At the signing ceremony, Mr. Mominul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, Mr. AFM Barkatullah, DMD & Head of Retail Business, Nawed Wahed Asif, Head of Treasury and Mr. Rizwan D. Shams, GM & Head of Business Finance, of IPDC Finance Limited, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank S.K Sur Chowdhury and Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank Md. Abdur Rahim were present at the signing ceremony.


22 Jun

IPDC Finance Limited announces the winners of the Eid Ucchash campaign this Eid-Ul-Fitr

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has announced the winners of the Eid Ucchash campaign.

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has announced the winners of the Eid Ucchash campaign. IPDC Finance Limited recently organised a campaign through their official Facebook Page through which followers were prompted to comment their Eid plans on the Eid campaign post, for a chance to win a trip to their home town with a friend. The districts where the winners won trip from Dhaka are Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur. The winners of this campaign are Ms. Parvin Mona from Rangpur, Mr. Faishal Ahamed from Barishal, Mr. Ziauddin Mortuza from Sylhet, Mr. Farhan Jawad from Mymensingh, Mr. Izaz Mahmood from Chittagong, Mr. Rafsun Rafique from Khulna and Mr. Iftakharul Alam from Rajshahi.

Eid Ul Fitr is the time of the year when residents of Dhaka travels to their home towns in hopes to celebrate the festivity with loved ones. Demand for tickets and seats exceeds the supply by a large margin. To help alleviate this situation and provide a solution, for the first time ever IPDC Finance is launched the Eid Ucchash campaign, in which followers of IPDC have a chance to win tickets to their hometown.


29 May

IPDC Finance adds bonus to BO accounts

Information taken from Central Depository Bangladesh Limited


26 May

IPDC with FIDE Chess Master Fahad Rahman

IPDC comes forward to take care of all endeavor of Fahad Rahman the FIDE Chess Master Fahad Rahman. Clearly moving by the passion, IPDC takes immense interest in youth and is working hard to establishing its footprints towards it.

এই ক্ষুদে দাবাড়ু ফিদে মাস্টার মোহাম্মদ ফাহাদ দেশের জন্য অনেক প্রশংসা কুড়িয়েছে। ২০১৩ সালের ১৭ জুলাই, মাত্র ১০ বছর বয়সে বাংলাদেশের সর্বকনিষ্ঠ এই দাবাড়ুকে ওয়ার্ল্ড চেজ ফেডারেশনে ফিদে মাস্টার উপাধিতে ভূষিত করেছে ফিদে। ২০১৩ সালের জুনে থাইল্যান্ডের শিয়াং মাইয়ে অনুষ্ঠিত ১৪তম এশিয়ান এইজ গ্রুপ চেজ চ্যাম্পিয়নশিপে ১৩তম বাংলাদেশি হিসেবে ফিদে মাস্টার ক্যাটাগরিতে জিতে ফিদে মাস্টার টাইটেলটি অর্জন করেন ফাহাদ। ২০১১ সালের ন্যাশনাল জুনিয়র চ্যাম্পিয়ন ফাহাদ বাংলাদেশের দ্বিতীয় গ্র্যান্ডমাস্টার জিয়াউর রহমান জিয়াকে মাত্র ৮ মিনিটের ব্যবধানে হারিয়ে প্রথম সবার নজর কেড়েছিলেন। তার বয়স যখন ৮, তখন অনুর্ধ্ব-৮ ওয়ার্ল্ড চেজ রেটিং এ তিনি সারাবিশ্বে শীর্ষ দাবাড়ু হয়েছিলেন।

 

চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর অনুষ্ঠানে আইপিডিসি ফাইন্যান্স লিমিটেডের সিইও ও ম্যানেজিং ডিরেক্টর মমিনুল ইসলাম বলেন, ‘‘আইপিডিসি সবসময় উদীয়মান ও যোগ্যদের পাশে দাঁড়াতে পছন্দ করে সেরাদের সমর্থন ঘোষণা দেওয়ার আরও একটি মুহুর্ত এটি। এই চুক্তি স্বাক্ষরের মাধ্যমে এই ক্ষুধে বিস্ময় বালকের অনাগত দিনগুলোর অগ্রগতির সাথে থাকতে পেরে আইপিডিসি ফাইন্যান্স লিমিটেড আনন্দিত।”

 

চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর অনুষ্ঠানে উপস্থিত ছিলেন, আইপিডিসি ফাইন্যান্স লিমিটেডের সিইও ও ম্যানেজিং ডিরেক্টর মমিনুল ইসলাম, ডিএমডি ও রিটেইল হেড এএফএম বরকতুল্লাহ, জিএম ও হেড অব কর্পোরেট বিজনেস রিজোয়ান শামস, হেড অব  ব্র্যান্ড এন্ড কর্পোরেট কমিউনিকেশন মাহজাবীন ফেরদৌস, ফিদে মাস্টার মোহাম্মদ ফাহাদ, নাইন স্পোর্টস এন্ড মার্কেটিং কনসালটেন্সির সিইও মোহাম্মদ ফাহাদের বাবা-মা এবং প্রতিনিধি নাফিজ আহমেদ মোমেন।

 


18 May

IPDC Finance wins ADFIAP Award

IPDC Finance becomes the first Bangladeshi institution to win the ADFIAP award for its Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.

এওয়ার্ড প্রদান অনুষ্ঠানে উপস্থিত ছিলেন এডফিয়াপের চেয়ারম্যান এবং শ্রীলঙ্কার ডিএফসিসি ব্যাংকের ডিরেক্টর ও সিইও অর্জুন রিশ্যা ফেরনান্দো, জেনারেল সেক্রেটারি অক্টাভিও বি পেরাল্টা, আইপিডিসি ফাইন্যান্সের এমডি এবং সিইও মমিনুল ইসলাম, হেড অব ব্র্যান্ড এন্ড কর্পোরেট কমিউনিকেশন মাহজাবীন ফেরদৌস


08 May

IPDC inks partnership agreement with PRAN-RFL

IPDC Finance Ltd signed a partnership agreement with PRAN-RFL Group at a city hotel recently. Managing Director & CEO of IPDC Finance Mominul Islam, Director (Finance) Ms Uzma Chowdhury and General Manager (Finance) of PRAN-RFL Group Samir Uddin were prese

IPDC Finance Ltd signed a partnership agreement with PRAN-RFL Group at a city hotel recently. Managing Director & CEO of IPDC Finance Mominul Islam, Director (Finance) Ms Uzma Chowdhury and General Manager (Finance) of PRAN-RFL Group Samir Uddin were present on the occasion.


03 May

IPDC 35th AGM takes place on 2nd May 2017

Dr Muhammad Musa, Chairperson of IPDC Finance Limited, presiding over its 35th AGM at a city auditorium recently. The AGM declared 20pc stock dividend for the year 2016 for its shareholders. Mominul Islam, Managing Director of the company, representative f


03 May

Sing for the UNSUNG-The Daily Star-IPDC initiative brings seven women change-makers under the spotlight

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, third from left, AKM Shahidul Hoque, inspector general of police, second from left, Parveen Mahmud, chairperson at the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS), left, and Mominul Islam, IPDC Finance

Sonajan Akter is not familiar with the razzle-dazzle of an award show. She looked a little surprised when she came across glittering lights, colourful decorations and loud sound at the city's Krishibid Institution Bangladesh last night.

The 68-year old midwife from Manikganj, who has selflessly been providing care to newborns and pregnant women in her locality for the last 50 years, also did not expect any reward for her work.

“I don't look for anything in return. I rush to those in need because I just can't say no to anyone,” said Sonajan, who also volunteers to wash the bodies of deceased women before burial.

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque, left, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, second from left, MIDAS Chairperson Parveen Mahmud, second from right, and MD and CEO of IPDC Finance Ltd Mominul Islam, right, hand over a cheque to Rokeya Begum during the Unsung Women Nation Builders Awards at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

Unsung heroes like her, who work tirelessly for the wellbeing of others, however, do not always go unrewarded.

IPDC Finance Limited in association with The Daily Star presented the first “Unsung Women Nation Builders Awards” to Sonajan and six other women at a packed auditorium of the Krishibid institution near Farmgate, acknowledging their unique contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.

Sonajan was awarded for her contribution to healthcare. The other awardees are: child rights activist Shahida Akhter Shorna (courageous act); Bhagya Rani Banik, director general of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (agriculture); Fatema Begum, additional inspector general of police (courageous act); Rokeya Begum, assistant teacher of Tambulkhana Government Primary School (education); Maftahul Jannat Likhon (entrepreneurship); and senior nurse Irani Baroi (health).

An independent jury panel consisting of writer and the Daily Prothom Alo Associate Editor Anisul Hoque, Mohammadi Group Managing Director Rubana Huq, and ActionAid Bangladesh Country Director Farah Kabir selected the winners.

 

 

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and Parveen Mahmud FCA, chairperson of the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS), handed over the awards -- a crest and a cheque of Tk 2 lakh -- to each of the awardees.

Addressing the ceremony as chief guest, Inu thanked The Daily Star and IPDC Finance Ltd for the initiative to find out and recognise the women who have been working silently, braving all odds, to establish social justice and empower women.

Those who play an important role in building the nation should be recognised to inspire others to follow their path, he said.

“The nation that does not recognise heroes cannot create new heroes,” Inu said and added that he would “advise the state to organise such award ceremonies as well”.

He said women still today face a lot of harassments and discrimination at their workplaces and even in families. Despite that, women were making significant contributions to the society, he added.

Inu said there were inherent practices of discriminating women over property-related issues and suggested that such discriminations should end.

“We won't be able to achieve sustainable development goals unless we eliminate gender inequality.”

Mominul Islam, managing director and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited, said, “Many are working tirelessly for the development of this country. Of them, however, women's contribution is more than the men's because they have to overcome many hurdles.”

He said he was humbled by the greatness of the awardees and added that the recognition would boost their confidence to do even better.

MIDAS Chairperson Parveen Mahmud said those who work in silence, behind the scene, should get more recognition.

The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam said the idea behind the award was to recognise the women who are silently serving their communities at the grassroots but remain unnoticed.

“Their examples in serving the community and helping fellow human beings make them superior to many of us. I hope this recognition inspires others to serve humanity in the same way,” he said.

Anam said the basic human qualities that everybody has in them should not wither in the busy urban life.

 

Singers perform at a cultural programme on the occasion, Photo: Prabir Das

On receiving her award, Irani Baroi said she worked for the people, not for any reward. “I never had imagined such recognition. I am so happy…I cannot express my feelings in words.”

Shahida Akhter Shorna said she started to work for women empowerment after noticing discrimination between men and women in her childhood.

“I want all women to be educated and protest any discrimination,” she told this correspondent.

Bhagya Rani Banik said she had been committed to agricultural research, and that the award would inspire others to work more for the public interest. She also thanked the government for its women-friendly policies in various sectors.

Fatema Begum said women's contributions to the society largely remained ignored and the initiative to award the seven women would pave the way for others to do something good for the society.

 

A section of the dignitaries present at the ceremony, Photo: Prabir Das

Rokeya Begum said the award meant a lot of inspiration for her to go forward with her goal to promote female education.

Maftahul Jannat Likhon said she was feeling encouraged to work more for the poor children who are deprived of education. “I studied up to class six. I don't want others to be like me. I want them to have education and earn dignity,” she said.

Rokia Afzal Rahman, chairperson of Mediaworld Limited; Geeti Ara Safia Choudhury, adviser to a former caretaker government; Shaheen Anam, executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation; Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque; magician Jewel Aich and representatives from several foreign missions in Dhaka, among others, were present at the ceremony.

The programme, moderated by singer and journalist Elita Karim, also featured short screening of documentaries on each of the awardees and a cultural show.

 

Bhagya Rani Banik

Woman of green

When she became the director general of BRRI in June 2016, Bhagya Rani Banik was the first woman to hold that post.

She graduated from Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University and joined Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in 1983. Ms Banik earned her PhD from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 

Agriculture University in 2003. She has significant contribution in food sufficiency and climate change research.

Under her leadership BRRI has achieved international success. She has contributed in developing better breed of corn. She has 37 research articles published in national and international scientific journals.

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Irani Baroi

An indomitable soul

Even though her legs became paralysed, Irani Baroi did not give up her mission of helping the sick. Irani is a senior nurse today at the 100-bed general hospital in Madaripur.

She earned her diploma in Nursing from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in 1986 and started her career in Madaripur General Hospital. She came down with fever in 1996 and her hands and legs became paralysed. Therapy brought back the use of her hands but her legs did not improve.

Despite being paralyzed, she is by no means inferior to any other nurse in her hospital, her patients, superiors, and coworkers testify. She believes as long as she can use her hands, she can continue to help her patients in every way possible.

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Fatema Begum

First female police officer

First woman police officer and additional inspector general of police

Fatema Begum is one of the first two women who chose to join the police service after their Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam in 1984.

The other quitted soon but she continues to serve in the police and became the first woman to become an additional inspector general of police.

“Firm in their belief that the police force was no place for women, they tried to make us leave from the very first day -- beginning with barring our entry at the orientation for new officers,” says Fatema. She was forced by her bosses to write to the home ministry asking it to give her a posting in some other cadre service.

After the training was over, the male officers were ordered to pack and go to the Police Academy. But there was no instruction for Fatema. She waited and waited, but no orders came. A couple of days later, she wrote to the Police Headquarters saying she would not give up her job and that she would rather wait further. She was allowed to go to the academy after she persisted.

FATEMA PERSISTED DESPITE CONSTANT TAUNTS http://bit.ly/2qpwBEI

 

 

 

 

Rokeya Begum

Blindness no bar to teaching

Rokeya Begum, who became blind at the age of 3, is an assistant teacher of Tambulkhana govt primary school. Her indomitable spirit has brought her to this position. She teaches like any regular teacher. Moreover, she is a popular teacher.

She had to struggle to be here today. Her father Sheikh Mujibor Rahaman died leaving five daughters and one son. Three of the sisters are also blind. When her mother also died after a few years, their elder sister Sahanaj Begum took them in.

Now Rokeya's two blind sisters are in University. Shekha Begum, 29, is a student of MA in the Department of Social Science at Eden Mohila College Dhaka. Ashia Akter, 22, is a student of BA in the Department of History at Dhaka University.

“She is a really good teacher and also a good person,” said Kakoli Saha Head master of Tambulkhana Government Primary School. “She is meritorious and she has an indomitable spirit.”

WHERE THERE IS A WILL… http://bit.ly/2p5M7BG

 

 

 

Sonajan

Selfless midwife

Sonajan Akter of Chowbaria at Manikganj has been serving as a midwife for the entire village as well as at least 15 other villages for the past 50 years. The sixty-eight-year-old does not accept any payment for her services despite her family being extremely poor.

She takes care of the mothers, and later, their babies, for up to 10 days after birth. Relatives and acquaintances testify she looks after the mothers and children just as a grandmother would-- with utmost care and affection.

SAVIOUR OF EXPECTING MOTHERS http://bit.ly/2p2Eb3q

 

 

Maftahul Jannat Likhon

The light of  Joypurhat

Because Maftahul Jannat Likhon decided to install solar panels free of charge in three villages two years back, students from the poorest families can now study at night in these villages of Joypurhat's Panchbibi upazila.

When many people would leave empty handed from her solar power sales center because of the high price, she started to feel the problems children faced in those families. She felt children from the poorest of families should have a fair chance to go to school and having bright lights to study at night could boost their morale.

Nowadays, the three villages are collectively called “Solargram” and 148 families have solar lights because Likhan felt that she had to do something to help.

But bright lights are not enough. One also needs books. In March this year, Likhan visited her Solargram with bundles of children's books to be distributed for free. From solar lights to light of knowledge, Likhan has them all.

THE LIGHT OF JOYPURHAT http://bit.ly/2pFb1v2

 

 

 

 

 

Shahida Akhter Shorna

Malala of Bangla

For her work against child marriage, Shahida Akhter Shorna was dubbed the 'Malala of Bangla' by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at an international conference of Plan International, an organisation that works for children's rights worldwide.

Shorna endured pressure for early marriage like all the other girls in her village. Her elder sisters, all four of them, had given in without a protest when their time came. But Shorna did not. She was adamant that completing her education was her first priority.

It was her wholehearted campaign for girls' education in her village that put her on par with Malala Yousafzai. Although there were no gun-toting Taliban insurgents patrolling her village, hers was no less challenging a task than Malala's.

President of Gazipur's Mawna Union Shishu Forum of Plan Bangladesh, where she joined in 2006, Shorna is now a marriage-buster in her community and also an icon.  She has stopped six child marriages in her union so far.

Shorna always took it upon herself to organise students for different events. She showed her leadership quality during those programmes. Shorna, who once wanted to be a doctor, now wants to serve the society by becoming a university or college teacher.

'MALALA OF BANGLA' BLAZES THE TRAIL http://bit.ly/2p2DtmM

 


25 Apr

IPDC to hold Board Meeting on May 2, 2017

As per Regulation 16(1) of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (Listing) Regulations, 2015, the Company has informed that a meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on May 02, 2017

at 3:00 PM to consider, among others, un-audited financial statements of the Company for the First Quarter (Q1) period ended on March 31, 2017.

 


16 Apr

Celebrities stand by kids with special needs

A number of celebrities of the country’s cultural arena inspired the children with special needs by observing their Pahela Baishakh with them on Friday.

A number of celebrities of the country’s cultural arena inspired the children with special needs by observing their Pahela Baishakh with them on Friday.As part of its New Year celebrations, the Youth Bangla Cultural Forum arranged the programme at Dhanmondi in the capital.A total of 40 special need children from across the city participated in the celebration programme.The children spent their time by participating in different events like drawing competition, sports and rendering songs during the celebration.Celebrities including Saberi Alam, Tanvin Sweety, Shabnaz, Maznun Mizan, Mona Chowdhury, Sharmin Shila, Dipa Khondokar, Noushin, Hillol, Said Babu, Kalyan, Rashed Mamun Apu, Obid Rehan, Tanvir, Samia, Akhi Afroz, Rose, Priya Aman, Amrita Khan, Aman Reza, Mohan Khan, Kobir Bakul, Dinat Jahan Munni, Swagata, Sabyata and Sondhi attended the event.

 

Talking to daily sun, Saberi Alam, president of the forum said, “Our forum will work for human being and we would like to imbue the youth with patriotism.”
Komol Chowdhury, General Secretary of the forum said “We tried to give some special things to the challenged children on the first day of Bengali calendar and that we arranged the programme for them.”

 


13 Apr

IPDC brings Free Tickets to Bali and Thailand

On account of Boishakh 1424, IPDC brings incredible offer to travel Bali and Thailand absolutely free for lucky individual customers

Three tickets fo Thailand and one mega prize which gives a chance to fly Bali. The offer starts from April 4, 2017 to 31st May 2017. The amound of  Auto Loan, Home Loan, Personal Loan or deposit should be of worth BDT 5 lac or more. Any applicant who crosses the disbursement within this period is eligibel for this raffle draw. 


06 Apr

IPDC brings Lady Unbound for all female customers

Established in 1981, IPDC Finance brings breakthrough offer for its female customers under the name "Lady Unbound" . This features are heading towards the women empowerment in the country.

The three offer under "Lady Unbound" is a dedicated relationship manager on any service, free Brac driving school on Auto Loan customers and on deposit worth BDT 10 Lac or above, women get to enjoy an exquisite dinner in Radisson Blu with a companion. 

MD and CEO of the company, Mr. Mominul Islam says "True essence of freedom comes from financial freedom and that is possble with more and more entitlements in private properties for women and Lady Unbound is one such initiative towards this motive."

 


31 Mar

IPDC in association with Daily to honour unsung women nation builders

The Daily Star in cooperation with IPDC Finance Limited has taken up an initiative to honour the unsung women nation builders for their outstanding contributions to building a better Bangladesh. “To honour these women heroes for their silent and unrelenti

The Daily Star and IPDC Finance Limited will bring the lives of these change makers to the forefront and share their stories with the world.
People can nominate women nation builders from their surroundings and share their success stories at unsungwomen@gmail.com or on +8801785444111.
The selection of the awardees will be done by an independent panel of judges. 


23 Mar

IPDC Finance signs agreement with Edison Group

IPDC Finance Managing Director and CEO Mominul Islam and Edison Group

 Director Ahmed Pasha sign an agreement in the capital recently.


22 Feb

IPDC to give 20pc stock dividend

The Board of Directors of IPDC Finance Limited (IPDC) has recommended 20 per cent stock dividend for its shareholders for the year that concluded on December 31, 2016.

 

The annual general meeting (AGM) of IPDC will be held at 9:00am on May 2, 2017. Venue of the AGM will be notified later.

The company’s record date for AGM is on March 13, 2017.

The company has also reported EPS of Tk 2.00 NAV per share of Tk 18.32 and NOCFPS of Tk 7.48 for the same year as against Tk 1.59 (restated), Tk 16.33 (restated) and Tk 2.13 (restated) respectively for the same period of the previous year.

Published Date: February 22, 2017

Source: thefinancetoday.net

 


15 Feb

IPDC Finance Limited’s Valentine’s Day offer winners’ parents enjoyed Romantic Dinner

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has recently announced the winners of their Valentine’s Day offer. The winners of this offer get the chance to surprise their parents on a Romantic Dinner at the Radis

The lucky winners of this Valentine’s Day offer were Nabila Esha, Promi Faria, Mashroor Faiyaz Khan, Adiba Samantha Parvez and Tazrian Binte Zaman. The winners got the chance to surprise their parents with a Romantic Dinner on 14 February 2017 at the Radisson Blue Dhaka Water Garden by sharing a picture of their parents in love along with a short story of their coming together in the messages or comments in IPDC’s Facebook page. The last day of submission was 11:59 PM, 10th February, 2017. Each winner brought their parents at Radisson Blu Dhaka water garden. The surprise was revealed with a nice flower bouquet. The parents then enjoyed a lovely dinner in a romantic setup. Later, the winners along with their parents cut a cake written “Let This Love Flow Unbound”.

Published Date: February 15,2017


09 Feb

IPDC Finance Limited & Navana brings unbelievable offer.

IPDC Finance Limited has recently signed an agreement with Navana Limited.

As per this agreement, consumers can avail unique offers on selective models of Toyota taking auto loans from IPDC Finance Limited. DMD, IPDC Finance Limited, AFM Barkatullah and Head of Operations, Navana Limited, Hamdur Rahaman Simon with other high officials of IPDC Finance Limited and Navana Limited were present.

Source : thefinancialexpress-bd.com

Publish Date : Feb 9, 2017


07 Feb

Prime Ins inks MoU with IPDC Finance

Mohammodi Khanam, CEO of Prime Insurance Company and Mr. Mominul Islam, CEO of IPDC Finance Limited exchanged a signing agreement of Home Loan Protection Insurance policy recently at the head office of IPDC Finance Limited.

Home loan protection Insurance policy is one of the latest business policies of Prime Insurance Company Ltd. By taking this policy financial institution & their clients both will be benefited. This policy ensures the clients home protection.

On the agreement signing period Mr. AFM Barkatullah (DMD) & other top level personnel of IPDC Finance Ltd.; Syed Monirul Huq (DMD & Head of Operations), Mr. Sujit Kumar Bhowmik (AMD & Head of SBMD & Health Insurance), Ms. Tithia Rahman (Deputy Manager & Head of PR & CA) of Prime Insurance Company were also presented there.

Source: http://www.bdreports24.com

Published Date : Feb 7, 2017


25 Jan

Concert for underprivileged children organised by DCI enlightened by IPDC Finance Ltd

With the aim to help improve the lives for the underprivileged children, a fundraising concert will be held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) in the capital’s Farmgate area on February 3.

The concert has been arranged by Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), in collaboration with IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh. To make a formal announcement centring the upcoming concert, a press conference was organised yesterday at the Meghna Hall, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.  
DCI has taken an initiative to organise the fund raising concert featuring some of the most prominent figures. The base value of the ticket price is set to BDT 1200 only. This amount is equivalent to the amount of money needed to fulfill the basic need of a child per month. IPDC Finance Limited has come forward to enlighten this noble cause of DCI. Tickets will be available for audience in the following link- https://www.facebook.com/events/210284926078141/
The top artistes including Sabina Yasmin, Babita Akhtar (Actress), Ayub Bachchu, Syed Abdul Hadi, Haider Hussain, Benuka Institute of Arts, Lora Chowdhury (Keynote Celebrity Speaker from University of Vanderbilt) and a ten member musician team are also enlightening their presence for this cause and agreed to perform in the concert voluntarily.
Present at this press conference were two of the top legendary musicians of music industry of Bangladesh-- Haider Hussain and Ayub Bachchu, top officials of IPDC, including Mominul Islam, MD and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited, AFM Barkatullah, Deputy Managing Director, IPDC Finance Limited and Dr Ehsan Hoque, MBBS, PhD, Executive Director and founder of DCI and Dr Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Advisor, DCI; Chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange. 

Source : theindependentbd.com

Publish Date : January 25, 2017


20 Jan

IPDC Finance brings offers for customers

IPDC Finance Limited launched its new offers for home loan, auto loan, personal loan and deposits partnering with Prime Insurance, Banglalink, Radisson Blu, Dhaka, Motor Diagnostic and Treatment, BRAC and Hafele.

IPDC Finance Limited launched its new offers for home loan, auto loan, personal loan and deposits. This includes offers for Prime Insurance, Banglalink, Radisson Blu, Dhaka, Motor Diagnostic and Treatment, BRAC and Hafele, said a statement.

The home loans offer customers free home insurance from Prime Insurance and discounts of 15 per cent in Hafele's showrooms.

With the auto loans, customers will get three free servicing from Motor Diagnostic and Treatment and free vehicle tracker with six months' subscription from BDcom.  Besides, the female customers of auto loan will be getting a wonderful opportunity of free driving lessons from BRAC.

With every personal loan and the deposit of Tk 1.0 million or more, customers can enjoy free dinner for two at Radisson Blu, Dhaka.

"IPDC has continuously been the major driving force behind the industrial development of Bangladesh since 1981. In 2017, we have plans to provide our valued customers with the best offers.'' At IPDC Finance Limited, we value our customers' interests and thus introduced all these offers" says Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited.


16 Jan

Concito PR and IPDC Finance Agreement Signing Ceremony

Concito PR Managing Director Moeen Tariq exchange documents after signing an agreement at the IPDC head office at Gulshan in the capital recently.

Source : Daily sun

Publish Date : January 16, 2017


07 Jan

IPDC Finance opens branch in Bogra

IPDC Finance steers the next phase of growth by opening branch in Bogra

IPDC Finance Limited has recently opened its branch in northern district of Bogra to serve the people of Bogra and adjacent areas with financial solutions at an opening ceremony at the Bogra Convention Centre, DC Banglo Road, Malotinogor, Bogra. The new branch is located at Amicus Center, 416-417 Sherpur Road in Bogra Sador, Bogra

 


02 Jan

IPDC rebrands itself featured by The Daily Star

The Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh yesterday re-launched itself as IPDC Finance.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith attended the event as the chief guest at Radisson Hotel in Dhaka.Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of Brac, and Mominul Islam, CEO of IPDC Finance Ltd, were also present along with the high officials of Bangladesh Bank."IPDC has made some major changes to ensure efficient organisational management and maximum risk management in its operations," the company said in a statement yesterday.

IPDC has continuously been the major driving force behind the industrial development of Bangladesh since the establishment of the company in 1981, said Islam.

“We believe that the revamp of IPDC in Bangladesh as IPDC Finance Ltd will be embarked as an effort to take Bangladesh ahead in its leap towards becoming a middle-income country in the coming years,” he said.“ We believe our vision and goals are in clear alignment with the mandate of our current government and we are proud to be part of this journey of Bangladesh toward a better future.”

In 2015, Brac, the world's top non-governmental organisation; Ayesha Abed Foundation, RSA Capital, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, RSA Capital, general public and the Bangladesh government became the major stakeholders of IPDC.

IPDC Finance has created a long-term work plan to create a positive socio economic development, the company said.

Source : The Daily Star

Publish Date : December 21, 2016


02 Jan

Well spent 2016 claimed FM at IPDC Relaunch event featured in bhorerkagoj.net

IPDC Finance sets it new journey by unveiling its new logo

বছরটা ভালোই কেটেছে: অর্থমন্ত্রী

কাগজ অনলাইন প্রতিবেদক :  নতুন করে পুনঃযাত্রা শুরু করলো দেশের আর্থিক খাতের প্রথম প্রতিষ্ঠান ইন্ডাস্ট্রিয়াল প্রমোশন অ্যান্ড ডেভেলপমেন্ট কোম্পানি (আইপিডিসি)। উন্মোচন করা হয়েছে নতুন লোগো।

মঙ্গলবার (২০ ডিসেম্বর) সন্ধ্যায় হোটেল রেডিসনে কোম্পানির পুনঃযাত্রা অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথির বক্তব্য রাখেন অর্থমন্ত্রী আবুল মাল আবদুল মুহিত।

এ সময় তিনি বলেন, এ বছরটা অর্থনীতির জন্য ভালোই কেটেছে। অনিশ্চিয়তা ও অন্য যেসব প্রতিবন্ধকতা বিনিয়োগকে বাধাগ্রস্ত করে সেগুলো এবার ছিলো না। এর প্রতিফল আমরা নতুন বছরে পাবো। এর একটা ভালো প্রভাব পড়বে প্রবৃদ্ধিতে।

আইপিডিসির পুনঃযাত্রা বিনিয়োগে আরও সুফল বয়ে আনবে এমন আশা প্রকাশ করে অথমন্ত্রী বলেন, বিনিয়োগ প্রসারের যে উদ্দেশ্যে নিয়ে এটি প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছিলো তা সফল হয়েছে। যদিও আমরা বিনিয়োগে সেই রকম প্রসারতা পাচ্ছি না। আরও পাওয়া উচিত।

এ প্রতিষ্ঠানের সঙ্গে ফজলে হাসান আবেদের উপস্থিতির প্রশংসা করে তিনি বলেন, আবেদ হওয়ায় এ প্রতিষ্ঠানকে আরও এগিয়ে নিতে পারবেন।

অনুষ্ঠানে আইপিডিসির চেয়ারম্যান ড. মো. মুসা ও ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক মমিনুল ইসলাম বক্তব্য রাখেন। আরও উপস্থিত ছিলেন ব্র্যাকের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ফজলে হাসান আবেদ, ইমেরিটাস অধ্যাপক আনিসুজ্জামানসহ বিভিন্ন আথিক খাত সংশ্লিষ্ট ব্যাক্তিরা।

বেসরকারি খাতের শিল্পোন্নয়নে অর্থায়নের উদ্দেশ্যে ১৯৮১ সালে প্রতিষ্ঠানটির যাত্রা শুরু । দীর্ঘ পথ পরিক্রমার পর নতুন করে রি-ব্র্যান্ডিং শুরু করলো আইপিডিসি ফিন্যান্স লিমিটেড। নতুন লক্ষ্য ও কার্যক্রম শুরু করতে আইপিডিসি ফিন্যান্স লিমিটেড নামে পরিবর্তিত হয়েছে আইপিডিসি।

আইপিডিসি শুরু থেকে উদ্ভাবনী আর্থিক পণ্য ও সেবাস দিয়ে যাচ্ছে। বিভিন্ন ধরণের পণ্য ও সেবা নিয়ে বৈচিত্রময় এ আর্থিক প্রতিষ্ঠানটি কর্পোরেট ফিন্যান্স এবং অ্যাডভাইজারি সার্ভিস, মিডল মার্কেট সাপ্লাই চেইন ফিন্যান্স, রিটেইল ওয়েলথ ম্যানেজমেন্ট এবং রিটেইল ফিন্যান্স খাতে কার্যক্রম পরিচালনা করছে।

Source : bhorerkagoj.com
Published Date : December 21, 2016