Member of General Body



Ms. Rokeya Islam

Chairman

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Born on 4th February, 1959 at Tangail District of Bangladesh, Ms. Rokeya Islam is the life partner of the brave freedom fighter Md. Asaduzzaman. She started her career as a teacher and she has established a school to make education available to the children of the poverty stricken families. Ms. Islam is a poet, a novelist, drama and short story writer. She won a number of awards including Nazrul Sommanona Award, Dr. Ashraf Siddiki Award, Aroni story competition award, Poet Suvash Mukhaphadhai Award (West Bengal), India and Aparajto Award for her remarkable contribution to Bengali literature.

Several of her books were published among them- Sorger Kachakachi (novel, 1995), Akash Amar Akash (poem, 2004), Chue Jai Megher Akash (novel, 2006), Tumi Ami Tepantar (novel, 2008), Tabuo Tumei Simanto (novel 2010), Josna Jole Snan Sondha (poem 2011, published from Kolkata), Dipro Tajri O Apujaner Golpo (children novel, 2011), Ekbar Dako Samubro Bole (novel), Keno Dako Barebar (novel), Surje Fere Din (novel, 2016), Atoppor Dhruba Tara (novel, 2018) are mention-worthy. These works became popular and widely appreciated by the readers of all walks of society.

About 35 dramas were staged and cinemas were made based on her popular novels and story. Those were telecast through several different television channels and shown in the cinema halls of Bangladesh.

As a mark of recognition for her achievements; different organizations honored her by giving membership in their organization. Bangladesh Awami League made her its honorable member, life time membership was given by Tangail Public Library and she is an executive member of DORP, a renowned NGO in Bangladesh.

Ms. Islam has been elected as Chairman of PROSHIK’s Governing Body (GB) on June 09, 2020. Before the date, she was vice-chairman of the Governing Body since 2012. Her dynamic leadership quality and understanding of social development perspectives helped PROSHIKA to achieve its organizational vision and objectives.



Great Freedom Fighter Md. Zahirul Islam

Vice-Chairman

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Mr. Zahirul Islam was born at village named Biswas Betka, Dhaka road, in the district of Tangail, in 1950. Mr. Islam was a freedom fighter and joined sector 11 under company No. 2 and his freedom fighter No. is 0118100828. Upon the call of freedom of the motherland in 1971, Mr. Islam left the country for India where he was trained in Guerilla warfare. He is being honored in the society for his immemorial contribution to the war of independence.

Mr. Islam has completed his Primary Teacher Training Course from Primary Teachers Training Institute (PTI), Tangail. After completion of the course successfully he started his career as a primary school teacher. Being a teacher, he became well known as “Zahir Master” in the locality. Mr. Islam is a veteran politician and also takes part in different social works and different initiative to help the disadvantaged people of the society.

Mr. Islam is a well wisher and good friend of PROSHIKA. Mr. Islam has been elected as Vice-Chairman of PROSHIKA Governing Body on June 09, 2020. Earlier, he was the treasurer of the body since 2018. PROSHIKA is pleased to get his valuable contribution to PROSHIKA’s governance and policy making forum.



Ms. Rafiqa Aktar

Treasurer

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Ms. Rafiqua Akter-a well-known women activist and development practitioner in Bangladesh. She came from a highly regarded family of Comilla District. Ms. Akter possess a brilliant career as a development thinker, especially on women empowerment strategy. At one time, she was working with ‘Rangpur-Dinajpur Rural Services (RDRS) as “Project Administrator”. Ms. Rafiqua Akter has been graduated from Jahangirnagar University in Economics. Having practical and conceptual knowledge in women empowerment, Ms. Akter has written an article which is full of information with regard to balancing process and strategies between man and women. The article bears tittle is “Creating a Balance between Men and Women”. As recognition of her conceptual capacity regarding women development this article was circulated in the Beijing Conference that held in 1995.

Earlier considering her capacity and experience, PROSHIKA had elected her as a member of PROSHIKA Governing Body. Upon reshuffling the structure of Governing body Ms. Rafiqua Akter has been elected as “Treasurer” in the Governing Body’s meeting no. 142 that held in the month of June 2020.



Md. Aslam Uddin

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Mr. Aslam Uddin was born on 16th August, 1975 in Khulna district. His wife Rokey Begum (Laxmi) is an ideal house wife and affectionte mother. Aslam belongs to a respectable Muslim family. He resides permanently at Baitul Fala Crossing, Plot No. 204, Puratan Colony, Road No. 153. P.0: GPO-900, Khalishpur, Khulna City Corporation. Khulna. His National Identitification No is: 4794512161082. Mr. Aslam has passed Highter Secondary Certicalte course. He is a father of one son and two daughters. Among them elder son has been graduated in Masters in Business Administration (MBA), elder daughter has pass out Higher Secondary Course and younger daughter is a student of class x.

Mr. Aslam was a grassroots community leader and organized number of movement for acheiving rights of the poor people of his locality. He also had organized number of right-based movements and fought for ensuring socio-economic development of the poor people in Khulna region. At present, he is running a business.

As a grassroots community leader Mr. Aslam is very much popular in his community. He is very helpful and he is sincere in responding to the call of people those seek help from him. It is remarkable that Mr. Aslam is energetic, having social and communication skills through which he plays role of leadership. He is a reliable and amicable personality. Mr. Aslam is a rational person and maintain development values and interested to support community development initiatives.



Md. Yakub Miah

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Mr. Yakub Miah is the son of Haji Noor Ahmed and Bilkish Begum. His wife’s name is Jahanara Begum. Mr. Yakub Miah is a Higher Secondary Certificate holder. He was born on January 3, 1955 in the village: Demsha, P.O: Keranihat, District: Chattagram. He bears the National Identification Card numbering 1518326115130.

Mr. Yakub is is grassroots peoples of organization leader and work hard for bringing positive change in the life of poor people of his area. Till date Mr. Miah is engaged with various social and cultural organizations that operating their function in his area.

He is a good leader whom all rank and file of his area respect him. Mr. Yakub is a religious person and deeply devoted to Allah. He takes interest in development work and engage himself in development activities are operating by different social and cultural associations and local club.

He is respected by all people of the community.

Besides, he serves poor people on his own initiatives within his personal capacity.



Md. Abul Basher

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Mr. Abul Basher is the son of Mr. Ali Ahmed and Jinnatunnesa. Both his present and permanent addresses is: 460/4 West Sheorapara, Mirpur,Dhaka-1216. He was born in 311st December, 1950. His National Identitification No. is 19502694814924164. He is a former teacher and member of Bangladesh National Scout Committee. He holds the position of Vice President of Bangladesh Prabin Hitoushi Sangha. Earlier he worked there as treasurer, and was a member of executive committee.

He is a father of one son and a daughter. His son had studied in Australia and after completion of study he endgaged himself in business and now become known as one of the successful business men.

Both is daugher and son-in-law are also doctor. Another daughter is a banker and working as a principal officer of Pubali Bank Limited. Mr. Basher is an experienced person and has considerable knowledge in socio-economic and administrative areas. His analytical skills is very sharp and can arrive at a decision in a smarter manner. As one of the senior persons of the society he is highly regarded and plays role in maintaining community harmony.



Advocate Md. Nurul Islam Matabbar

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Md. Abdul Khaleque Talukder

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Mr. Talukder the son of parents Al-haj Hasen Ali Talukder and Jinnatunessa. He was born on 22 February in 1951. Both parmanent and present address of Mr Talukder is Baitul Aman Housing, Adabar, Mohammadpur, Flat- 104/a, House No. 7266/4, Road No. 10. Mr. Talukder has obtain his Master Degree in Mathematics. His National Identification No. is 0117738542411.

Mr. Talukder is a respected person in his community. As a senior person he usually advise to the youth to work for social and community development. People of his locality is being benefited from his advise and tries to keep social integration strong in order to maintain discipline and living a peaceful life.

Many individuals, club, senior’s group approach to him for consultation when they face any troubles and difficulties. His social service commitments is remarkable as he does all these without personal interest nor from any other intention.



Prof: Dr. Md Abul Kashem

Member, Educationalist

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Ms. Hamida Begum

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Ms. Bela Bhakta

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Md. Abul Kalam Azad

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Md. Mizanur Rahman

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Ms. Manjuara Begum

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Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed

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Mr. Bikash Kumar Das

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Mr. Md. Sultan Jahangiree

Member, Former Banker

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Mr. Sultan Jahangiri is one of the renowned former high official of Pubali Bank Limited. His parents are Mr. Monir Hossain Jahangiri and Ms. Zobeda Khanom. Mr. Jahangiri was born in 1954 in a respectable family at village Puran Bausia, Gazaria Ppazila under Munshingonj District.

He has obtained both B.A (Hons) and Master Degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University. He was the Diplomaed Associate of Institute of Bangladesh (DAIBB). Mr Jahangiri has 34 years' Banking experience especially in the field of Foreign Exchange. Besides, he is the member of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) and a Registered Graduate of Jahangirnagar University. He was awarded by the Pubali Bank Authority for his excellent performance during his professional life. He as awarded five times for his brilliant performance.

During his service period Mr. Jahangiri received several training. To name some of them are:- Training course on "Foreign Exchange & International Trade" and course on "Introduction of Computer & Branch Banking Computerization".

At present, Mr. Jahangiri resides at Shyamoli, Shar-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207. His postal address is Heritage Shyamon Lodge, House # 8/6/A, Road # 01, Shyamoli, Sere-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207.



Ms. Sabina Islam (Swapna)

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Ms. Sabrina Islam (Sapna) is the daughter of Mr. Mir Nurul Islam and Ms. Rizia Islam. She has born in Tangail in 1964. Presently, she resides at Bashani Road, Akur Takur para, Tangail. She has been graduated from Kumudini Government College of Tangail District. Ms. Islam acts as Director of Shapnodhara Collection that situated in Tangail and she is the owner of this enterprise.

Along with this she also performs tasks in several organizations. For instance, she is the General Secretary of IDEB women and Family Welfare Association, Tangail and holds the position of education and cultural secretary of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, branch of Tangail District and member of Arto Sarothi (an online based voluntary organization).

Ms. Islam received training on "Building Awareness and Skills for Women's Empowerment" that was organized and conducted by Bangladesh Mohala Parishad, in December, 2020.



Mr. Md. Shamsul Islam

Member, Development worker

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Mr. Shamsul Islam, the son of Mr. Moulana Mohammad Nurul Islam and Ms. Hezera Khatun. Ms Firoza Begum is his wife. Mr. Islam presently living in 426/2, West Shaorapara, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216. He was born in the village named Sailan, Upazila-Dhamrai of Dhaka District 1954. His father was a highly respected religious leader of that locality. Mr. Islam has obtained his Higher Secondary Certificate from Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Dhaka under Gaforgaon College, Mymensingh. He has started as a development worker of PROSHIKA at field level in 1976. With the time passes he has been working as coordinator, Principal Coordinator, Senior Principal Coordinator, Deputy Director and Director.

During his job he was entitled to several programs and accomplished the responsibility charge over him and completed successfully. More importantly, Mr. Islam has developed very good communication and presentation skills. During his job period Mr. Islam played role as an anchor and presenter in PROSHIKA's workshop, seminar and cultural program. He found to be very friendly and amicable and untiring personality. Mr. Islam has been retired from PROSHIKA in 2019. His experience of Development Program management will enrich the activity of both General Body and Governing Body.



Md. Solaiman

Member, NGO person

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Masrurul Islam

Member, NGO person

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