Home Finance 2,500 Women Received BD PM’s Gifts Through Upay 

2,500 Women Received BD PM’s Gifts Through Upay 

2,500 Women Received BD PM's Gifts Through Upay 
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On August 10, 2022, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina transmitted gifts to 2,500 financially insolvent females amounting Tk. 2,000 each via mobile financial service provider Upay on the occasion of the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged a program at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined virtually as the Chief Guest from Ganabhaban. The article contains 2,500 Women Received PM’s Gifts Through Upay.

The event was supervised by Fazilatun Nessa Indira MP, state minister for women and children affairs. At the ceremony, the Honorable Prime Minister declared delivering Tk. 2000 to each recipients’ Upay accounts. The recipients have access to cash out the money from any Upay points free as the Upay would bear the cash-out charge. Jatiyo Mohila Sangstha, a national women’s organization under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, chosen the distressed women for the gifts.

Mr. Rezaul Hossain, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Upay said, “We are proud to be a part of this noble initiative. Upay is grateful to honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Ministry of Women and Children Welfare, and the Jatiya Mohila Sangstha for selecting Upay to disburse the gifts.” 

Upay, a subsidiary of United Commercial Bank, launched its operation in March 2021. Its customers relish a range of services, including fund transfer, utility bill payment, merchant payment, airtime recharge, traffic-fine payment, Indian visa fee payment, receiving inward remittances, salary and government social safety net, and additional value-added financial benefits.

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