Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited (BPBL) continues to extend its support for the welfare of the children with special needs every year since 2009. On March 11, 2020, an event was organized at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts, where Berger Paints Bangladesh handed over financial grants to multiple organizations working for the welfare of special children in Bangladesh.
Apart from that, a ceremony was held to award the winners of the art competition organized for specially-abled children. An exhibition of the participating artworks was also inaugurated at the event.
SEID (Society for Education and Inclusion of the Disabled), Autism Welfare Foundation, Society For The Welfare of Autistic Children, Scholars Special School, Proyash Bisheshayito Shikkha Protistahn, Alokito Shishu, Tauri Foundation- School For Gifted Children, and Community Development Center are among the organizations those received grants from Berger Paints Bangladesh. This financial aid will be used for centre operations, house rent, training centre expenses, equipment for the disabled, appliances for special education, education expenses, calendar, etc. according to the need of the organizations.
Since 2011, Berger Paints has been organizing annual art competition for children with special needs. In the competition, awards are given to six winners in two groups, Group A (6-10 years) and Group B (11-15 years). On the occasion, Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, Berger Paints Bangladesh, handed over the crests, and Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, Senior General Manager- Sales and Marketing, handed over the prize money and certificates to the winners of the competition.
The winners of the competition are Bappy Tripura (1st), Mashrur Ahmed Aayaz (2nd), Fahim Faisal (3rd) in Group A, and Rehin Al Shahib (1st), Munni (2nd), and Santa Akter (3rd) in Group B. The judges of the competition were also present in the prize-giving ceremony. They handed over gifts to the winners.
Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh, inaugurated the exhibition – showcasing all the 117 participating paintings. The exhibition will be open for all till March 13, 2020, every day 11 am to 7 pm at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka.