Khatib Abdul Zahid Mukul, Founder Chairman of Old Rehabilitation Centre, in conversation with Mother Terresa the Noble laureate Entrance of the Centre Main office building

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As a part of discharging social responsibilities, the founder Chairman and Managing Director of Givensee Group of Industries Ltd. Khatib Abdul Zahid Mukul established Old Rehabilitation Centre in 1987 in rented premise in own initiative and with own finance with a view to mitigate painful sufferings of helpless old people of 60 years and above, who have no support other than the Almighty Allah. In 1994 the center was shifted to its own land of 72 bighas located at a calm and quite place with natural beauty of Bishia, Kuribari, Monipur, Gazipur. The distance of the centre from Dhaka city is near about 55 KM. In April 21, 1995 Nobel peace prize winner, Mother Teressa founded the stone of the expansion project of the centre.

One rehabilitation centre of same nature has also been established at Katapahar (Bat- Tala), Tabalchari, Rangamati to rehabilitate old helpless people of 60 years and above of tribal area having different mode of life , culture, religion from rest part of the country who hesitate to move other place from their own.

The centre is being run with own finance. The center does not obtain any sort of financial aid/assistance from outside either public, private or govt., local or foreign. The centre has its own fish, rice and vegetable cultivation scheme. Major portion of expenses of the center are met out of income of these schemes. The rest expenses are borne out of income of business of Givensee Group of Industries Ltd.

The centre is managed by two committees – an advisory committee and an executive committee. In addition, there is sufficient staff to take care of the elderly residing in the centre.

Helpless people of above 60 years irrespective of race, cast and creed are rehabilitated in the centre with the full responsibility. All basic amenities like accommodation, foods, cloths, medicines and other facilities are provided free of cost to the neglected, unable to earn livelihood and helpless old peoples of above 60 years till their death in the centre. Necessary medical facilities are also provided. There is required number of nurses to look after the elderly. The centre also has its own health care centre, named ‘Old Rehabilitation Centre Medical Services’, where there are an MBBS doctor and several compounder for treatment of the elderly. Necessary medicines are prescribed and provided free of cost and ambulances are also available in case patients need to be transported to other medical centres/hospitals. It has a pathological laboratory and Ex-Ray machine for medical diagnosis. The elderly receive free medical check-up regularly at the medical centre.

The centre has a library with more than thousand books. There is a common room, wherein wide varieties of newspapers are available and the elderly may also watch television. There are also facilities to play indoor games like ludo and carom. The centre publishes a yearly magazine named ‘Bopuk Bichitra.’

National festivals are celebrated with special food. Competitions are held at many events round the year. Senior Citizen Day (1st October) and National Day are observed at the centre. The centre facilitates performance of religious activities as well. There is a mosque and a graveyard for the Muslims. Facilities are also available for people of other religion to perform their own rituals. Deceased people are buried as per their own norms of religion.

Public awareness regarding the facilities provided by the centre is created and enhanced through advertising programs over different forms of media. The facilities provided by the centre and the thoughts of the residing elderly are made known to the public by different TV channels either talk shows or by direct video telecast. Leaflets summarizing all of the centre’s features and facilities are often distributed at different mosques and social functions. As and when the centre is informed of any helpless elderly over the age of sixty, it brings that person at centre’s own cost for giving shelter in the centre. At present there are accommodation facilities for about 1200 old people in the centre.

Corridor of Female dormitory



Outside view of dormitory

Male dormitory

Photo session of the inmates of Old Home in Rangamati Branch

Bed room view

Dining facility for Male

Dining facility for Female

Iftar time during Ramadan

Reception of the Medical Centre

Routine medical check-up

X-ray facilities

Meeting place

Playing indoor games

Evening walk

Play ground

Walkway

Lake view

Way to hope

Contact Us

Mr. Khatib Abdul Zahid Mukul
Founding Chairman
Cell: +88 01730020287

Old Rehabilitation Center
( Gazipur )

Main Coordination Center
Old Rehabilitation Center
( Rangamati )

Md. Abu Sharif
Caretaker
Bishia-Kuribari, Monipur, Bangladesh
Cell: +88 01714096325

Md. Rabiul Islam
Central Co-Ordinator
House # 06, Road # 13,
Sector # 03, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cell: +88 01714096272
Mr. Khokon Kanti Borua
Project Manager, Rangamati
Katapahar, Tabalchari ( Bot Tola )
Rangamati, Bangladesh
Cell: +88 01714096293
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