On 17th February 2019, a fire swept through the Bhera Market slum in Chittagong’s Chaktai area.
Nine people, including four members of the same family, died and several others were injured in the devastating fire that started around 3:30am – when the slum dwellers were sleeping.
The Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. Mr. Mostafiz Uddin was deeply touched by the human tragedy of the disaster and took it upon himself to pioneer a relief programme, under the banner of ‘STAND TOGETHER FOR HUMANITY’, in collaboration with the Radisson Blu, Chattogram Bay View Hotel.
The programme began with a visit at 10:00am to the Bhera Market slum by members of the Denim Expert Ltd. and Radisson Blu management teams so that they could see, first-hand the suffering of the fire victims and their families.
Following the visit to the slum area, the residents gathered to receive clothes and blankets distributed by the Denim Expert Ltd. and Radisson Blu representatives.
200 families from the slum area attended the relief programme, all of whom warmly received the clothes and blankets being distributed.
In organizing the ‘STAND TOGETHER FOR HUMANITY programme, MD Mostafiz Uddin and the teams at Denim Expert Ltd. and Radisson Blu hoped to show to the unfortunate slum dwellers that they were not forgotten and offer them some small relief following the tragedy they had suffered.