Can Horibol pursue his dreams?

“I didn't think I could come this far,” said a beaming Horibol Bonarjee, a student of Moulvibazar Government High School, who passed this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC).

NURTURING DREAMS / Weaving the way to success

Entrepreneur Shafia Shama completed her second post-graduate degree from BRAC University after more than two decades of study gap. Her journey of finding herself during those years propelled her towards success and gratification.

YOUNG ACHIEVER / Faatiha’s earnest mission of combatting climate change

Faatiha Aayat is a Bangladeshi writer, child rights activist, and climate campaigner living in New York, USA.

Nurturing Dreams / Talent isn’t measured by limbs

Seventeen-year-old Tamanna Aktar Nura was born with no arms and only one leg. She earned the highest GPA in her high school graduation exams. She took the exams by holding a pen between her toes.

Bangladeshi tech wizard developing food-delivery robots in South Korea

Born and raised in Bangladesh, Labib Tazwar Rahman co-founded Neubility, a Seoul-based start-up that develops autonomous food-delivery robots using vision-based localisation and path planning technologies. The platform researches and develops camera-based self-driving solutions and robotics technology, and focuses on last-mile autonomous robot delivery service.

Embracing life as it is

After the birth of Jagannath Sheel, his parents Gopinath Sheel and Anna Rani shocked as the boy had no hands.

Daraz Bangladesh CMO recognised for humanitarian leadership

Md Tajdin Hasan, the Chief Marketing Officer of Daraz Bangladesh is one of the recipients of the 2021 JCI Top Outstanding Young Person Award, organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bangladesh.

Making strides for Bangladesh’s women in engineering

Syed Sadia Hossain is the first Bangladeshi to receive the Inspiring Women in Engineering Student Member of the Year Award by the Global Committee of Women in Engineering. 

Organisations working for minority communities encouraged to vie for Joy Bangla Youth Award

With two days left to apply for the Joy Bangla Youth Award (JBYA), youth organisations working for religious and ethnic minorities, transgenders, dalits, and other disadvantaged communities have been encouraged to apply for the award.

An Olympiad to promote the habit of newspaper reading

The National Newspaper Olympiad (NNO), a platform founded by Labby Ahsan in 2018, intends to encourage young people to develop the habit of reading printed newspapers to acquire knowledge. It strives to establish a positive journalism ecosystem by encouraging the youth to play an active role in this field. 

Shahin Alam’s selfless pursuit of knowledge

When the University of Dhaka (DU) was shut down due to the pandemic, 24 -year-old Shahin Alam, a Political Science student of the university, began computer training sessions for physically-challenged and visually-impaired students online, free of cost. Alam is visually-impaired himself. He is from Alampur village under Kotchandpur upazila.

A young doctor’s commendable feat

Urmeeta Dutta completed her SSC and HSC examinations from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. After sitting for the admission tests, she made it to both Dhaka Medical College (DMC) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). “According to my family’s choice, I decided to study in DMC. I completed my MBBS in 2015 and internship training in 2016,” she shared. She stood first in all three professional exams and for this result, she received the Prime Minister Gold Medal Award.

A beacon of hope from Pekua

The strength of youth has a universal presence of energy that can dispel any atrocity if channelled properly. Its omnipresence can be felt anywhere and Tanema Afroja from Pekua, Cox's Bazar proved this to be so.

POKA: Promoting organic vegetable production ecosystem

“Poka” is a Bangla word for insects. It is also the name of a social enterprise initiative taken by three young entrepreneurs. The lead entrepreneur, Md Mehedi Hasan, explained the reason behind choosing the name.

Project Trishna - Youth group providing clean drinking water

Project Trishna is a volunteer-driven social venture created by Footsteps Foundation, a youth-based social enterprise. Its aim is simple: to provide free access to clean drinking water for the general public, especially the low income groups.

Keeping My Language Alive

My three-year-old niece giggles when I tell her the story of the dragon, Ree Fu Zang, who rose from a lake to save the world.