The Daily Star celebrated its annual Staff Day 2018 amid festivity and various programmes at The Daily Star Centre in the capital yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam and Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman pledged to uphold the standard of journalism.
Rokia Afzal Rahman, chairperson of the board of directors of Mediaworld Ltd, the owning company of The Daily Star; Shamsur Rahman, one of the directors; and Latifur Rahman, chairman of Transcom Group, also spoke.
Twenty-four staff members, including journalists and officials of the newspaper, were awarded for their outstanding performance towards the newspaper.
Mohammad Al-Masum Molla received the “Reporter of the Year-2017” award while Meer Taneem Hasan got the “Sub-Editor of the Year-2017” award.
Anwar Ali Sarker, received the “District Reporter of the Year-2017” award while Mintu Deshwara was awarded with the “District All-round Performer of the Year-2017” for the second consecutive year. The “Photographer of the Year-2017” award went to Anisur Rahman.
On the other hand, Nahela Nowshin from Editorial, Zaid-Bin-Kalam from Digital Media, Sharif Ahmed from Multimedia, Sohel Parvez from Business, Anisur Rahman from Sports, Abul Fatah Md Niaz Makhdum from Graphics, Sazzad Ibne Sayed from Lifestyle, Abu Shaer Reaz from Bytes, Shift and Next Step, Shah Alam Shazu from Arts & Entertainment, Shahnawaz Khan Chandan from STAR Weekend, Kazi Akib Bin Asad from SHOUT, Shawkat Ul Islam from Business Development, Mohammad Ziaur Rahman from Admin & HR, ASM Nazrul Islam from Accounts & Finance, Athir Rahman from Production, Rupok Kumar Roy from IT, Shahjahan Ali Miah from Circulation, Mohammad Arafat Hossain from Digital & Event Marketing and Abdullah Al Amin from Star Showbiz received the “Employee of the Year-2017” award.