How much Mrs. Khodeza Begum is emotionally involved with the whole family of Denim Expert Limited (DEL) became starkly vivid after her sad demise. The Mother of the Managing Director of Denim Expert Limited Mr. Mostafiz Uddin after inaugurating the denim plant in 2009 did rarely visited the factory except some occasions organized for all employees; but Mrs. Khodeza Begum truly belonged as the Guardian of the DEL family since its inception. As Mr. Mostafiz Uddin used to share every bits of the business to his mother and always seek blessings from Mrs. Khodeza Begum also knew almost every member of the Denim Expert who undertake and overcome every challenge with their Managing Director. As she knew the employees of Denim Expert are like life of his son, she always cared about them. On occasions like Ramadan or Eid, she used to invite all the DEL employees at home to have food and feast together and to speak with them.
So the sad demise of Mrs. Khodeza Begum on this 13th December came as shell shock to the Denim Expert family. A cloud of deep sorrow covered the whole factory. All the staffs and workers prayed for the eternal peace of the soul at her funeral ceremony “Milad Mahfil & Mezban” arranged on the factory premises on 20th December.
The program started in the evening after all the staffs performed their evening “Magrib” prayer with their Managing Director at Denim Expert prayer house. In his brief speech to all the employees Mr. Mostafiz Uddin shared some of the memories with his mother. “Mother is the most precious asset for every child. My mother was the source of inspiration and strength for me. Words cannot be sufficed to express how badly I am feeling her absence. Everybody should take care of their mother and fulfil the wishes of her”, he said.
With eyes full of tears Mr. Mostafiz Uddin read some of the letters written to him by Mrs. Khodeza Begum during the time of his graduation in India. The staffs and workers of Denim Expert could not hold their tears at that time. The letters also contain a lot of valuable notes; for example one note says “It’s not a shame to accept that you are poor, it’s an act of bravery”.
Some staffs and workers also shared their feelings for Mrs. Khodeza Begum on the occasion. They said the care of Mr. Mostafiz Uddin for his mother was exemplary and they were also praying so that he could bear this loss.
Then Mr. Mostafiz Uddin by his own hands served the dinner among all the staffs and workers. The food which he prepared under his own supervision was also sent to the houses of the employees who could not attend the ceremony as well as to all the former employees of Denim Expert.
While leaving the factory premises that day all badly felt that Mrs. Khodeza Begum was not only the source of inspiration for their Managing Director, but also for almost all the members of the Denim Expert family. They prayed for her from their hearts.