Governing Body

PROSHIKA Management : How it works

A registered body as an NGO, PROSHIKA’s general body is made up of 20 members. The body is required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The general body is the highest authoriy in the hierarchy of the organization. This general body elects 7 (seven) members as governing body for 3 (three) years to oversee the governance of PROSHIKA. The seven (7) members of Governing Body elects the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasure to see that all sectors of the organization if functioning smoothly and efficiently. The governing body holds a meeting 4 times every year to evaluate the performance of programs and expenditure of the given quarter, according to the approved annual budget by the general body. The general body approves the annual audit report, appoints auditor and approves the yearly budget in the (AGM).

The governing body appoints the Chief Executive Officer of the organization who is given the power and mandate to represent and maintain all matters related to the organization. The CEO guides and directs the overall activities including administration and finance with the support of other staff who are involved in the implementation of programs, projects, policies and procedures of the organization. The Chief Executive also has to maintain liaison, fund raising, obtaining necessary approvals with donors, the government, and all level of relevant local, national and international bodies. The Chief Executive is also the appointing and discharging authority for the organization.

Ms. Rokeya Islam



She was 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 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



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 war sector no. 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 up till 2018. PROSHIKA is pleased to get his valuable advise in governance and policy making forum.

Ms. Rafiqa Aktar



Ms. Rafiqua Akter is 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 regarding 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, she was elected 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



Mr. Aslam Uddin was born on 16th August, 1975 in Khulna district. His wife Nazma Begum is an ideal house wife and affectionate mother. Aslam belongs to a respectable Muslim family. He resides permanently at Baitul Falah Crossing, Plot No. 204, Puratan Colony, Road No. 153, GPO-9000, Khalishpur, Khulna City Corporation. Khulna. His National Identification No is: 4794512161082. Mr. Aslam has passed Higher Secondary Certificate 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 IV.

Mr. Aslam was a grassroots community leader and organized number of movement for achieving 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 sincere in responding to the call of people those seek help from him. It is remarkable that Mr. Aslam is an energetic person, 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 maintains development values and interested to support community development initiatives.

Md. Yakub Miah



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 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



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 31st December, 1950. His National Identification 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 engaged himself in business and now become known as one of the successful business men.

Both his daughter 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.

Mr. Abdul Matin

Member, NGO person


Mr. Matin was born at the village Sailan, Dhamrai Upazila on 30 June, 1956. His both permanent and present address is village+p.o: Sailan, Upazila: Dhamrai, District: Dhaka. Mr. Matin is the Executive Director of an NGO named SAJAG. He is one of the most known personality in the NGO community in Bangladesh.

As one of the development leader he has made huge contribution to NGO sector and rendered necessary support to many organization to overcome their management difficulties. Mr. Matin is a well versed person and skilled in management development.

Matin the son of Mr. Abdul Latif and Ms. Latifunessa is a brilliant and well-behaved person. He has considerable knowledge in strategic management, hence he makes effective decisions at the right time. Mr. Matin is found to be a perfectionist and perform his duty in a decent fashion with applying analytical model and framework.

Mr. Matin is efficient in organizational conflict management. Moreover, he is a worker/employee friendly leader. As a leader he performs several activities related to NGO management.

Md. Abdul Khaleque Talukder



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 obtains 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 advises 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 performs all these without personal interest nor from any other intention.

Ms. Renuka Biswas

Member, NGO person


Ms. Renuka Biswas is a social worker and an NGO leader. She is head of Jagarani Sangstha working at Gopalgonj District. Her father’s name is Amendra Nath Biswas and mother’s name is Kanaklata Biswas. Her address is: Village: Chikunibari, Upazila: Kotalipara, District: Gopalgonj. Her National Identification No. is 3515171620918.

Ms. Renuka is a dedicated social development worker and working for improving the socio-economic condition of the poor community. She is working in development field for decades and become a well known women leader in development. She is involved with many social organizations, club and association in that region.

Ms. Renuka is a dynamic and capable leader. She has contact and linkage with different government, agencies, department, international NGOs and development organizations. She possesses good managerial skills. As a social development leader she has considerable analytical skills and capacity of decision making.

Moreover, she has organizing capacity and organized several right-based movements in order to ensure social, political and legal aids of the poor people.

Md. Nurul Islam (Tuhin)

Member, Businessman


Mr. Nurul Islam alias Tuhin is a businessman and at present working at Samrita Hospital as general manager. His father is Ali Akand and mother Kancha Begum. He is a father of two daughters and one son both daughters are married. His only son has passed Higher Secondary Certificate course.

At present, he resides at 39/F Green Road, Dhaka- 1205. His permanent address is: Village+P.O: Rajapur, P.S: Belkuchi, District: Sirajgonj. His National Identification No. 2611483257365. His blood group is B+.

Mr. Islam bears a service delivery mentality through which he provides medical services to the people who seek such help from him. As an attractive personality Mr. Islam shows interest to be associated with people irrespective of class, creed and religion. He understands that to serve people one should not have discriminatory values and behavior.

As an administrator Mr. Islam possesses managerial attributes and problem solving capacity. He is skilled in analyzing social conditions and decision making. Hence, Mr. Islam gained respect of people and popularity in his circle.

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