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Singapore confers presidential awards to 2 Prime Exchange clients for standing beside migrant workers amid pandemic

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Published: 16:14, 26 October 2020  
Singapore confers presidential awards to 2 Prime Exchange clients for standing beside migrant workers amid pandemic

Singapore confers presidential awards to 2 clients of Prime Exchange for standing beside migrants

The Singapore government has awarded two clients of Prime Exchange Co Pte Ltd for standing beside migrant workers during the pandemic. 

Omar Faruque Shipon, the safety coordinator at a shipyard, won People of Good, who helped the Bangladeshi migrant workers with important information on COVID-19. 

Kabir Hossain, a Bangladeshi origin Singaporean, won People of Good - Special Commendations Award for developing an app to mobilize fund to help migrant workers with food and essentials. 

President of Republic of Singapore Halimah Yacob handed over the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards to the COVID–19 heroes in recognition of their extraordinary efforts in helping the migrant workers during the pandemic. They have long been remittance customers of Prime Exchange. 

The President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) is the pinnacle award and platform to recognise individuals, organisations and leaders that have achieved excellence in giving. These annual awards represent the highest honour for giving to the community and are conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Award 2020 Special Edition seeks to recognise individuals, organisations and leaders who are exceptional relational and multiplier givers amid COVID-19 and have voluntarily devoted their time, talent, treasure and/or voice to create a positive impact in the community in the first half of 2020. 

“Through the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2020 Special Edition awards, we hope to honour the efforts by these astounding individuals, organisations and leaders for their contribution during these unprecedented times, and to inspire the wider public to be more other-centred in giving their best for others to build a City of Good,” the award citation reads.

Prime Exchange Co Pte Ltd is the first fully-owned overseas exchange company of Prime Bank Limited which is also the first-ever fully owned Exchange Company in Singapore established by any private commercial bank of Bangladesh. 

Since 2006, the exchange has emerged as the most trusted remittance house of expatriate Bangladeshis and Indians in Singapore. 

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