SKS Celebrated the Bangla Nababarsho 1426
SKS Foundation and its Social Enterprises celebrated Pahela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1426 with due significance. On 14 April 2019, the celebration started with the participation in the Mongal Shobhajatra led by Whip of the Bangladesh Parliament Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, MP at the arrangement of district administration which was brought out from the Independence Square, Gaibandha and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the town.
SKS Foundation was judged as the best organized participant in the rally and won the first prize ‘Crest’ from the organizer.
The attraction of SKS Foundation’s observance of the Day was the Panta-Ilish (fermented rich & Hilsha fish) breakfast offered by the SKS Inn in the morning of Pahela Baishakh. Being an attractive & fascinating Resort, the SKS Inn opened the Day and covered all other events organized from SKS part in a recreative manner.
The Community Radio Sarabela 98.8 fm, patronized by SKS Foundation, celebrated its 3rd anniversary alongside the observance of the Bangla Nababarsho. In the afternoon, the grand finale of the competition program “Konthe Chhorao Shekorer Gaan 2019” was held at SKS Inn. The top 10 artists performed Baul Songs.
Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, MP, was enjoyed the Competition as distributed the prizes as the Chief Guest. Abdul Matin, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police Engineer Abdul Mannan Miah, Gaibandha, Civil Surgeon, ABM Abu Hanif, and Emdadul Haque Pramanik, Dy. Director, Social Welfare Department, Gaibandha were also present as the Special Guests while Rasel Ahmed Liton, Chief Executive of SKS Foundation presided over the function.
In the singing competition Asaduzzaman Sajib, Rezaul Karim and Subrata Kumar Das stood 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively. In this competition, BDT 30,000 was awarded to the 1st place holder, BDT 20,000 to the 2nd place holder and BDT 10,000 to the 3rd place holder along with the Crests & Certificates for all the 10 contestants.
SKS Foundation’s staff members; teachers, students & employees of SKS School & College; the staff, volunteers & listeners’ club members of Radio Sarabela; Staff of the Dainik Madhukar; SKS Hospital and the SKS Printers participated in all the events alongside other guests & dignitaries covering the Pohela Boishakh.
Safe drinking water distribution among flood victims by SKS Foundation
During the current flood it was found that, about 90% of the water points of the flood affected areas are inundated. So the inhabitants have been suffering from severe scarcity of safe water.
Considering the situation, SKS Foundation has decided to distribute safe water among families those have taken shelter on embankments and other high lands for use in drinking and other household purpose.
With the overall management of District and Upazila administration, SKS Foundation has been distributing safe water in the remote areas of Fulchari and Sagahta Upazila by its own water treatment plant and boats. At the same time, the organization has been installing temporary tube-wells in the remote areas with the direct support of Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE) in order to fulfill existing demand of safe water. Local government institutes and other elites are providing necessary assistance and solidarity supports.
In the singing competition Asaduzzaman Sajib, Rezaul Karim and Subrata Kumar Das stood 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively. In this competition, BDT 30,000 was awarded to the 1st place holder, BDT 20,000 to the 2nd place holder and BDT 10,000 to the 3rd place holder along with the Crests & Certificates for all the 10 contestants..
The final game of "SKS Gold Cup Football Tournament 2017" was held yesterday at the Bhartakkhali School ground in Saghata upazila. Bharatkhali High School and West Kachua High School were participating in the match. Bharatkhali High School defeated Poshchim Kachua High School by 4-1 goals.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jatiya Sangsad Advocate Fazle Rabbi Mia was present as the chief guest in the match and the Chief Executive of SKS Foundation Rasel Ahmmed Liton presided over the program. The more invited guest is Saghata Upazila Parishad Chairman AHM Golam Shaheed Ranju, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ujjal Kumar Ghosh, Deputy General Manager (Program) of Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) AHM Abdul Qayum, Upazila Secondary Education Officer Md. Ahsan Habib, Bharatkhali Union Council Chairman Md. Samsul Azad Shitol, Upazila Secondary Teachers Association President Anowar Hosen Saju and so on.
The chief guest said in his speech "Participation in the game is a big thing". He thanked SKS and PKSF for that type of tournament.
An agriculture Technology Fair was arranged by SKS Foundation funded by PKSF held on 6-8 April. There were 10 stalls of different projects especially POWER, REE-CALL, SHOUHARDO -III of SKS Foundation and other NGOs.
SKS Foundation initiated community radio ‘Radio Sarabela’ in Gaibandha. Radio Sarabela is broadcasting the program strives to contribute to a society in which all forms of poverty, discrimination and injustice have been eradicated, and the marginalized rural community is empowered and mobilized to engage in their own development.
Radio Sarabela works together with rural and char communities of Gaibandha district people to develop, produce and broadcast quality, sustainable programming with sound values to educate, empower, mobilize and uplift the social, economic and cultural lives of individuals, families and communities. Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant and energetic tool for positive change, leading by example as a flourishing, sustainable and professional community radio station.
Radio Sarabela has well equipped of station of production and broadcasting room with modern facilities. A total of 10 staffs and more than 40 volunteers are directly working in Radio Sarabela.