SKS Celebrated the Bangla Nababarsho 1425
SKS Foundation organized different events centering the celebration of the Bangla Nababarsho (Bengali New Year) on the Pahela Baishakh 1425 with due significance. The Day was started at 8 a.m. with a colorful Rally organized by the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Gaibandha with contribution & significant participation from SKS Foundation. The Rally marched through the Gaibandha town in a festive mode.
Being an attractive & fascinating center, the SKS Inn opened the Day and covered all the events organized from SKS part in a recreative manner. The first & foremost attraction was the Panta-Ilish (fermented rich & Hilsha fish) breakfast offered by the SKS Inn in the early morning of Pahela Baishakh.
Marking the anniversary of the SKS Foundation-run Community Radio Sarabela FM 98.8 alongside the observance of the Bangla Nababarsho, another Rally was organized at 10:30 a.m. with participation from SKS Foundation’s staff members; teachers, students & employees of SKS School & College; and the staff, volunteers & listeners’ club members of Radio Sarabela in the procession. Inaugurated by Mr. Gautam Chandra Pal, the Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha district, the Rally covered the central part of Gaibandha town.
In the afternoon, the grand finale of the competition program “Sarabela Sera Lokoshilpi 2018” was held at SKS Inn. The top 20 artists performed Baul Song and Folk-Dance. Mr. Gautam Chandra Pal, Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha was present as the chief guest with Mr. Rasel Ahmed Liton, Chief Executive of SKS Foundation in the chair. In the Baul Song competition Jyoti Sarkar, Limon Kumar Roy and Tasnia Binta Ferdous stood 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively while Urbashi Urmi Vaggosree, Onurag Akanda Fahim and Mimta Islam captured the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place respectively in the Folk-Dance competition. In this competition, BDT 20 thousand was awarded to the first place holders, BDT 15 thousand to the 2nd place holders and BDT 10 thousand to the 3rd place holders along with the Crests & Certificates for all the contestants.
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.
The Honorable Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah and the Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha Mr. Goutam Chandra Paul visited the flood affected areas on 17th August. Suffering of the people forced them to advice Mr. Rasel Ahmed LIton the Chief Executive of SKS Foundation to support the flood victims in respect to water supply and install sanitation facilities. In response to the advice of the Honorable Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Commissioner, SKS Foundation initiated these endeavor to ease flood victims lives with its own fund. Being influenced by SKS Foundation’s activities, Water Aid Bangladesh agreed to provide supports to ensure water supply by more four boats in the said Unions.
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.