Ten Bangladeshi youths on Top 100 Young Talent of Asia 2022 list
This year, ten Bangladeshi youngsters have been included in the Top 100 Young Talents in Asia list. This award intends to recognise young individuals, aged between 18 and 30 years, who inspire, influence, and encourage others through their talent, narrative, or work for people and communities.
Monsta Asia, Malaysia's largest talent development and engagement platform that designs, develops, and identifies talents in both personal and professional abilities, is this event's organiser. This year, the top 100 talents were chosen from more than 1000 nominees, for their impactful stories, and outstanding contributions to their communities.
Among them, the ten Bangladeshi youths are – Sadi Muhammad Tamim (Founder, Singra Students Welfare Association), Md. Moktar Hossen (Head of Operation, Jahanara Foundation), Israt Sharmin Keya (Founder and President, Briddhi Foundation), Ahshanul Mahbub Labby (Founder, Newspaper Olympiad), Mohaimenul Solaiman Nicholas (Content Team Lead, Reverse School), Murshidul Alam Bhuiyan (Team Bertho), Sajid Ur Rashid (Content Writer, Reverse School), Talha Zubair (Founder, Bacto Crop), Tahmina Akter Supti (Founder of Light For Life and Project Fortune) and Raju Ahmed ( Founder, Awareness Army Youth Organisation). Talha Zubair is the youngest one to make it to the list this year.
SHOUT caught up with three of the winners to find out their reaction.
Labby Ahsan, who was recognised for his work with Newspaper Olympiad, said, "We have been working for the development of the media sector of Bangladesh since 2018. Through our efforts, we are training youth journalists by organising media workshops and our learning hub is sharing knowledge with thousands of people every day."
Talha Zubair's startup, Bacto Crop, aims to accelerate sustainable agriculture by producing healthy crops in a shorter period of time. This is achieved by shortening the germination period and increasing rate of germination using microorganisms.
"Innovations like these can help us become a more prosperous nation, considering the fact that we are still dependent on agriculture," he shared.
Murshidul Alam Bhuiyan, founder of Team Bertho, said, "Team Bertho has always inspired people by presenting other's life stories. To see our work being recognised not only makes us proud but also gives us hope that our stories will continue to reach and impact more individuals."