IPDC honours 7 women for their contribution to society

Published : 28 May 2022 08:57 PM

At the 6th edition of IPDC Finance’s signature Unsung Women Nation Builders Awards, 7 women were recognized for their indomitable spirit and tireless efforts in bringing about positive change in the society by fighting inequality and adversity. 

Awards in 5 categories were handed over to the winners at an event held at the capital’s Independent University Bangladesh campus, on Friday. 

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi graced the occasion as the chief guest of the event.

 He handed over the crests and prize money to the 7 winners. 

The winners in the 5 categories– Health, Education, Social Welfare, Entrepreneurship, and Covid Hero– were selected based on their courage, spirit, and commitment to making a difference. They were each awarded a total of BDT 2 lakh as prize money.

Speaking as the chief guest, Tipu Munshi, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Commerce, said, “The efforts of IPDC Finance and The Daily Star to highlight the struggles of the resilient women of our society are commendable.

The skill, dedication and integrity of women are no less than that of men, but women have to face various social adversities to prove their worth.

By overcoming these obstacles, our women leave their mark on society, bringing about positive change.”

Mominul Islam, Managing Director & CEO of IPDC Finance said, "The economic and social development of Bangladesh has emerged in a unique way following 50 years of independence.

However, it’s undeniable that Bangladesh has had to face many adversities to get to where she is today, which would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions of innumerable people".