Since the independence of Bangladesh, various non-governmental organizations have been working for socio-economic development along with the government. Especially the role of these organizations in rural socio-economic development is not less. After the completion of 50 years of independence, there has been a great change in the socio-economic sector of the country. Presently Bangladesh as a middle income country, Uddipan started ‘Microcredit Program’ in 1991 with a total of 4 branch offices including 54 manpower with head office in Dhaka. At present, 945 branch offices including the head office of Uddipan are managing the ‘Microcredit Programme’ with 5678 manpower. 3337 unions in 477 upazilas of 64 districts across Bangladesh are working directly with 1208893 people in 24,344 villages to stimulate socio-economic development through ‘small credit programme’.
According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the per capita income of Bangladeshis in the fiscal year 2021-22 is more than 2700 USD. Various government agencies as well as private development agencies have contributed a lot to make Bangladesh a middle income country. And among those private development organizations is one of the incentives. Uddipan started its journey in 1984. However, in 1991 the stimulus was added to the ‘Microcredit Programme’.
The programs undertaken by the stimulus include health and nutrition development, education development, nature and environment development, agriculture and technology development, livestock development, fisheries development, socio-social development and gender equality, improvement of quality of life of minorities.
Chairman Emeritus Shahid Hossain Talukder inaugurated the 39th Annual General Meeting of Uddipan at Uddipan Convention Center at 11 am on Thursday (May 25). Uddipan Chairman Dr. Mihir Kanti Majumder. The 39th Annual General Meeting started with the welcome address by the President. A condolence resolution was accepted at the beginning of the meeting which was chaired by Executive Director and CEO Vidyut Kumar Basu.
The budget for the last two financial years was presented and approved.
Treasurer of stimulation at the annual general meeting. Director (Finance & Accounts), Mostafizur Rahman and Sagir Hossain Director (MFP) presented the budget for the financial year 2022-23 with the permission of Golam Ahad. After presenting the budget of Tk 7682 crore in two financial years, it was approved in the meeting. The meeting presented and approved the audit report 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 audit firm recruitment and fees.
Total 5 financial years from 2022-2023 to 2026-2027 respectively 7682 Crores in 2022-2023 Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Fiscal Year 9864 Crores in 2024-2025 Fiscal Year 11952 Crores in 2025-2026 Fiscal Year 14304 Crores in 2026-2027 Fiscal Year 17041 Crores of Taka (Target) Budget Presented by Executive Director and CEO Vidyut Kumar Bose.
The board members and general members present in the meeting gave various opinions and shed light on the details of how Uddipan will move forward in the future. Board member NI Khan expressed his opinion through Zoom. Chairman Dr. Uddipan reviewed all discussions. Mihir Kanti Majumder all gave opinions on various projects based on their opinion.
Chairman of the meeting. Mihir Kantimjumdar said Udpian new project Beauty Parlor, Donation due to death due to lightning, Naming of Udpian branch after famous person and celebration of birth anniversary, floating agriculture project sunflower cultivation removal of obstacles for disabled, senior citizen project sand fodder agriculture project, brick kiln project emphasized to work together. Emphasizes on. He also said that Uddipan works with microcredit and gives ideas to work more with entrepreneurs. 01/Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Medal for public health and social development, 02/Jamal Nazrul Islam Medal for science and technology, 03/Shah Abdul Karim Medal for fine arts 04/Sahitya Kavi Chandravati Medal 05/Kangal Harinath Medal for journalism and public awareness are five. The decision to award the medal in the name of a public person is taken.
Detailed discussion on Uddipan dairy project and Uddipan-probe health care and social activities as well as all new programs including health care specially considering the present time to take Uddipan forward and called upon everyone to work shoulder to shoulder.
The 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Uddipan was also attended by Vice Chairman Zakia K Hasan, Board of Directors Member Mahbubur Rahman, Nahid Sultana, Dr. Abu Jamil Faisal, Shaukat Hossain, Bhavatosh Nath, General Council member Rehana Begum, Rokeya Khatun, Meena Sarkar and other members.