Dr Ehsan Hoque honoured with humanitarian award by Rajshahi Government College
Dr Ehsan Hoque, founder and executive director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), was recently honoured with a Humanitarian Award by Rajshahi Government College in recognition of his outstanding contributions to humanity through his extraordinary dedication, leadership, and commitment to underprivileged people throughout the world.
The principal of Rajshahi Government College, Professor Md Habibur Rahman, announced the award on October 10, according to a press release.
During the award announcement, Rahman said, "it is our pleasure to announce that Rajshahi College is honoring Dr Ehsan Hoque, a Rajshahi College alumnus, with a Humanitarian Award for his lifelong endeavors as a child rights activist and humanitarian leader working for underprivileged people around the world. Through DCI, he has established a stable and transparent support system and is helping thousands of underprivileged children on the path to a better life through quality education, health care, and vision care. We at Rajshahi College, the students and the faculty, are very proud of these great achievements made by one of the school's own students. We hope the students of our college will be inspired by Dr Hoque's incredible work, selfless dedication, and passion for helping the underprivileged."
An award giving ceremony will be held on January 16, 2021. DCI Goodwill Ambassadors actress Babita Akhtar and singer Sabina Yasmin will both be part of the ceremony.
Babita Akhtar congratulated Dr Hoque saying "Thank you, Rajshahi College, for this award. Dr Ehsan Hoque is a truly amazing humanitarian. Volunteerism and community service have been an integral part of his life for the past three decades. I have personally witnessed his incredible commitment, compassion and leadership. I am constantly inspired by him to work for the underprivileged, and I hope all of you will be inspired as well."
In a separate message, Sabina Yasmin also congratulated him, saying, "A very well-deserved award indeed. We are so proud of his achievements and grateful for his gifts to humanity. He has consistently demonstrated extraordinary acts of selflessness. Because of him, thousands of Bangladeshi children are able to go to school, have healthcare, and have hope for a better future. Thanks to Rajshahi College for taking this initiative."
After the announcement, Dr Ehsan Hoque said, "I am truly humbled and proud to receive this honor. Certainly, this recognition will motivate and inspire our whole team and will give us the power and inspiration to continue our difficult and challenging mission to make even greater strides in this very challenging work. I will not stop working for children until I know that all children are safe, healthy, and have a bright future ahead of them. DCI is grateful to the many donors, sponsors, volunteers, and leaders who have supported our mission over the years and made DCI's work in Bangladesh possible. I dedicate this award to all the children for whom we are working and to DCI's donors and volunteers."
Dr Ehsan Hoque founded DCI in 2003 at Yale University in the United States with a mission to fight poverty, hunger, child labor and preventable blindness. The organisation is dedicated to promoting child rights and improving the health and welfare of underprivileged children. DCI has two goals: first, to work for the rights of underprivileged children; and second, to involve youth in the United States, Bangladesh, and India as volunteers in the organisation's activities. Under Dr Hoque's outstanding leadership, DCI has expanded significantly during the past seventeen years and currently supports development initiatives for thousands of children in partnership with organisations in four countries-- Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Nicaragua.