| Introduction

The organization was formed in 1953 as part of the Fauji Foundation. It was then registered as a charitable trust under the Charitable Institutions Act, 1890. Between 1960 and 1970, the Army Welfare Organization set up Fauji Rice Mills in Rangpur, Fauji Chatkal in Ghorashal and Fauji Flower Mills in Chittagong. The company also bought shares of East Pakistan Lamps, Electrical Industries and Pakistan Tobacco Company. After the independence of Bangladesh, on 1 July 1972, it was reorganized as Sena kalyan Sangstha.The company started working on the present structure in 1982 with assets worth BDT 2.5 crore. In 1986, it became the largest industrial and welfare organization in Bangladesh with a net worth of BDT 96.7 crore. Since then by the sincerity, dedication and hard working of all the vibrant members of Sena kalayan Sangstha it has now become a business giant of net worth BDT 1155.88 core and doing business for the greater cause of humanity.

| Overview

Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS) started its journey as Post War Services Reconstruction Fund. It was raised out of funds built up during World War-II by the Government contributing taka two for each Combatant Soldier per month. The money was to be spent on their rehabilitation in civil life when they would be demobilized after the War. After the Indo-Pak partition it was renamed as Fauji Foundation. The then East Pakistan’s share amounted to BDT. 52.22 lac. Out of this amount the Government spent BDT.3.50 lacs on a building in Motijheel Commercial Area in Dhaka and sum of BDT. 1.50 lacs was given to Headquarters 14 Division for spending on the rehabilitation of Ex-servicemen. Instead of keeping the remaining fund in banks and in Government Securities, it was decided to invest the money in industry, which promised higher returns. Fauji Foundation, East Pakistan made a modest start in the industrial field in mid sixties. In 1967-68, its industrial investment stood at BDT. 24.00 lacs and in 1969-70 it grew to BDT. 2.40 crores. In 1971, Fauji Foundation investment was limited to Fauji Chatkal at Ghorashal, Dhaka, Fauji Flour Mill at Chittagong, a three storied building on 1.3 bigas of land in Motijheel Commercial Area (where the present Sena Kalyan Bhaban has been constructed) and shares in Bangladesh Lamps Limited, Bangladesh Electric Industries (Philips) and British American Tobacco (Bangladesh) Company Limited. After the independence of Bangladesh Fauji Foundation emerged as Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS). It was officially renamed as Sena Kalyan Sangstha on 01 July 1972. It is a trust devoted to the welfare of released, retired and discharged personnel of Armed Forces and their dependents who are the citizen of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

| Organization of Sena Kalayan Sangstha

Presently Sena Kalayan sangstha is organized as 7 Business Divisions, 8 Supporting Divisions, one Real Estate and Construction Division and 29 x Factories including Sena Kalyan Insurance Company Limited (SKICL).