Country’s largest old age home awaiting inauguration
Published: 03:52 PM, 22 November 2021
Henry Bhuban, one of largest old age homes in the country
One of the largest old age homes ‘Henry Bhuban’, built on 16 bighas of land at Gazaria village of Ratankandi UP in Sirajganj Sadar upazila, is awaiting inauguration.
The country’s largest old age home has 56 rooms where 112 elders will get shelter. Each room will have a separate bathroom with a refrigerator, TV, air conditioning system. There will be a large dining hall for 100 people sitting together, a prayer room, a library, a gym and a large field and flower garden to roam in the beautiful surroundings.
Prominent politician, social worker and educationist Dr. Jannat Ara Henry and her husband Shamim Talukder Labu, a prominent businessman, built ‘Henry Bhuban’. The social worker couple is the son and daughter-in-law of posthumous Ekushey Medal-winning veteran politician Motahar Hossain Talukdar.
Other educational institutions they have set up include Motahar Hossain Talukder Pathshala, Henry Scholastica School and College, Motahar Hossain Talukder Homeopathy Medical College, Jannat Ara Henry Science and Technology College, Henry Institute of Bioscience – which is constantly spreading the light of education across the country.
Jannat Ara Henry, the founding chairman of the old age home, said The old age home will be opened with our inauguration in a few days. We are building this home thinking of the helpless parents in today’s society. Here the elderly parents will feel the beautiful natural environment. All in all, they can live well to the end of their lives - that’s our expectation.
In order to manage the old age home well, 4 institutions have been set up around the old age home which will be run with the money earned from there.