Walton MD sets generous example recruiting disabled persons

Golam Murshed

Setting-up a generous example towards society, Golam Murshed, managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Walton Hi-Tech Industries, recruited six physically challenged persons. They have been recruited under the initiative of ‘Better Bangladesh Tomorrow’ launched by the Walton MD. Walton will gradually employ more physically challenged people to the organization.

On Monday, the newly appointed differently abled employees were received with offering them appointment letters at a program titled ‘People Matter More : Financial Emancipation For Everyone’ held at the Walton corporate office in Dhaka. Golam Murshed welcomed them to the Walton family.The six physically challenged employees are- Sabina Khatun, Sobita Rani Dash, Susan Dey, Arbindu Chakma, Lutfar Rahman and Abu Bakar Siddique. The new employees were recruited through the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) at Saver and posted at various departments including Walton’s corporate office and service centers.

Welcoming them to Walton, Golam Murshed at the reception program said: ‘Don’t think of yourself as weak. There are many talents and possibilities among you. We are lucky to have you in the Walton family. All of you joined with over 30,000 members of Walton family. Our country will be changed and it is possible by us,’ he said addressing the disadvantaged employees.

He thanked the social service organization CRP’s authorities in this move and said that Walton alone will not be able to work in this segment. But we have started with six people now and I hope it will cross 6 thousand one day. I believe in change and Bangladesh is doing well in all sectors now. Walton is one of the examples of those development in this country.

Mentioning that the newly employed are far better than others in many sectors, Golam Murshed said: If we can’t fulfill our responsibilities towards the society, then we are disabled. The biggest disability is to neglect our own responsibilities. The people who are not thinking about protecting the environment are also disabled in some way with those who do not treat others well are disabled as well. If we cannot create a livable world for future generations, we are mentally handicapped, so we all need to think positively.

The six physically challenged people expressed their commitment to fulfill the highest responsibility towards the organization and the country as they are seen very happy to get the opportunity to work at Walton. Among them, Lutfar Rahman said, ‘I am very happy to be involved in the Walton family. We are overwhelmed and impressed by the respect Walton has given us.’

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited’s Deputy Managing Directors Nazrul Islam Sarker and Eva Rezwana, Plaza Trade‚Äôs CEO Mohammad Rayhan, Senior Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan, Amin Khan, Emdadul Karim, Executive Directors Muzahedin Islam, Tanvir Anjum and Chief Human Resource Officer Mohammad Kamruzzaman were present among others on the occasion.