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Bangladeshis on Forbes list

Two Bangladeshi youths have made the list of "Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Social Entrepreneurs".

Shougat Nazbin Khan, 27, and Mizanur Rahman, 29, were named respectively for their works aimed at providing education for the rural poor and helping youths with disabilities in Bangladesh.

The list was published on the US-based business magazine's website on Wednesday, featuring a total 300 young entrepreneurs in 10 categories.

Shougat established HA Digital School and College on her ancestral land in Mymensingh, with the goal of providing education for the rural poor through digital tools, read her bio published on Forbes website.

"The school charges a minimal tuition while offering free textbooks, school uniforms and transport," it said, adding that she helped 600 children so far, received the Commonwealth Youth Award for Asia in 2016.

She also developed a low-cost solar irrigation system for which she was awarded the Green Talent award in 2015, it added.

Mizanur, on the other hand, founded Physically-Challenged Development Foundation (PDF) in 2008 with the aim of helping young people with disabilities, according to Forbes.

The non-profit organisation provides young people with disabilities with work skill trainings and raise awareness on disability issues, it added.

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