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On the day of Fauzia J. Choudhury’s birthday, the children of Daudpur village received winter garments

January 3 is Fauzia J. Chaudhary’s birthday. In addition to serving as vice president and CEO of the non-profit organization Shah Foundation in New York, she serves on the board of editors of The Generation, an English-language, weekly published in the city.

Her birthday was observed normally without any special planning. Fauzia Chowdhury, along with her mother Hosneara Chowdhury, father Shah J. Chowdhury, brother Salman J. Chowdhury, sister Sadia, and a few others, celebrated the day with loved ones at their home in New York.

On Fauzia’s birthday, her father, Shah J. Chowdhury, organized a unique present for her dear daughter. He wished to provide some children with warm clothes.

Warm clothes distribution was decided to take place in Daudpur village, which is located in Rupganj union of Narayanganj district. Lunch and warm clothes are given to the local kids.

Mr Chowdhury says, ‘I found it much more humanitarian and sensible to provide a little warmth to the poor kids this winter than to spend money on a birthday party.’ he also said, ‘These kids are also someone’s child. As today is my daughter’s birthday, I’m giving this to my daughter as a birthday present.’

Mubin Khan, executive editor of Ruposi Bangla and The Generation, Shanta Islam, a member of the editorial board of New York-based English-language weekly The Generation, Abdul Baset Russel, a businessman, Shakhawat Hossain Khan Liton, Ratna Khan, Hamidullah, Shyamal Khan, on behalf of Daudpur village, were in charge of the overall management and supervision of the gift distribution.

Source: The Generation

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Blankets distributed to destitutes on the occasion of Hosneara Choudhury’s birthday

December 31, 2023, was the last day of the year. It was also the birthday of Hosneara Chowdhury, co-founder and vice president of the Shah Foundation, a New York-based non-profit organization, and a member of the editorial board of The Generation, a New York-based English-language weekly.

Hosneara Chowdhury didn’t make any special plans for her birthday, she just spent it with her family.

However, it wasn’t an event without a noteworthy arrangement.

Shah J. Chowdhury, the husband of Hosneara Chowdhury, is the executive editor of The Generation as well as the founder and president of the Shah Foundation. He planned a different surprise for his spouse. He plans to provide blankets to some destitutes in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

“My wife is my greatest asset. And this is a gift for her on this special day.”

The distribution of blankets started at the west gate of the National Press Club in the capital on December 31 afternoon. Journalists from various national and international media were present on the occasion. Later, after 12: 00 pm, 50 people sleeping on footpaths in Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar and Kakrail areas of Dhaka were given blankets.

Mubin Khan, the executive editor of Ruposi Bangla and The Generation, was in charge of the overall management and supervision of the blanket distribution. He was accompanied by businessmen Abdul Baset Rasel, Nayan Khalid and journalist Makhdoom Sami Kallol.

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Shah Foundation donated BDT 1 Lac Bank cheque for the treatment of a student

The New York based organization, Shah Foundation has donated 1 Lac Taka bank cheque for the treatment of Ripon Kumar Saha. Ripon Kumar Saha is a meritorious student of Rangabali, Patuakhali.

Ripon Kumar Saha, a BA first year student of Rangabali Degree College, is suffering from Neurofibromatosis.

Mr Shah J Chowdhury, founder and trustee of the Shah Foundation of New York, told Ruposhi Bangla that it is better not to call it a donation. Ripon has been suffering from Neurofibroma tumor. We tried our best to help him. That’s all.

The chief guest of the event, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamal Hossain handed over the bank cheque of the donation. The event was held in the Patuakhali Press Club auditorium on September 20.

Civil Surgeon Dr Md Jahangir Alam Shipon, Press Club President Swapan Banerjee and former President freedom fighter Nirmal Kumar Rakshit were present on the occasion presided over by Bangla Channel District Representative Zakir Mahmud Selim. Kazi Iqbal, General Secretary Jalal Ahmed, former General Secretary Zafar Khan and journalists from various print and electronic media were also present on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamal Hossain lauded the Shah Foundation for donation for the operation of Ripon Saha’s Neurofibroma tumor. He promised to pay another Bdt 50,000 for Ripon Saha’s treatment.

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation with food and medical assistance to the waterlogged people in Rajshahi

The New York based organization, Shah Foundation has provided food and medical assistance to Rajshahi, the education city of Bangladesh.

The Chairman of Shah Foundation, Shah J Chowdhury, spoke to Ruposhi Bangla from New York. He said that the recent rains and downpours inundated various parts of the Rajshahi metropolis. The houses adjacent to the river Padma have been flooded. There has been a crisis of clean water and food. Human suffering has increased. The Shah Foundation has come forward with food and medicine assistance to alleviate the suffering of these people.

On Saturday, September 4, food and medicine were distributed among the waterlogged people in the Talaimari Shaheed Minar and Baje Kajla river bank areas of the city. The Foods and medicines were distributed by, Chief Guest of the event, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) of Rajshahi, Muhammad Shariful Haque.

Rajshahi City Corporation Panel Mayor-1 Shariful Islam Babu, RTJA General Secretary Mainul Hasan Jony, Rasik Ward Councilor(24) Arman Ali were present on the occasion.

Mamun Reza, Divisional Representative of Bangla Channel was in charge of the overall management and the presidency of the event.

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation’s food aid to 50 families in railway slums

The New York based Shah Foundation has come forward with food aid in the Khilgaon-Malibagh railway slum.

The food aid was given to the destitute, refugees and uprooted people living on the Khilgaon-Malibagh railway line on August 23 with the initiative and cooperation of Shah J Chowdhury, the founder and trustee of the Shah Foundation.

Fifty families were given rice, pulses, soybean oil, potatoes and onions as food aid, funded by the Shah Foundation.

The chief guest at the food aid event was the editor of the New York based newspaper Deshkantha, poet, writer and New York correspondent of ATN Bangla, Darpan Kabir. Arif Sohel, spokesperson of Bangladesh Awami League and joint news editor of Uttaran was present there as a guest.

Shah J Chowdhury told Ruposhi Bangla that the food aid has been given as a gift to the needy, refugees and uprooted people. This initiative will be successful only if they can spend a day without any worries.

At the beginning, the chief guest Darpan Kabir handed over these food items to the uprooted people. Later, he delivered the bags of food items in the slums near the railway line.

Mr Wakil Ahmed, worker of NGO Care Bangladesh, Mohammad Selim Reza, Eteshamul Haque Pintu and Akhter Hossain have come forward with overall cooperation in this event.

Businessmen Mohammad Abdul Baset, Saiduzzaman Pikul and locals also came forward to cooperate.

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation’s winter clothes distribution program ended in Nakaihat

The New York based voluntary organization Shah Foundation donated clothes among children in Nakaihat.

The event was held on February 19 in collaboration with the local youth union Gobindaganj branch. The founder and president of Shah Foundation, Shah J Chowdhury said that their ongoing program of distributing winter clothes ended with this Nakaihat event.

The program was successfully completed among the children and disabled students in 6 places of the district within 20 days in collaboration with Mahila Parishad, CPB, Student Union, Farm Workers Association and Youth Union. Bachik artist Debashish Das Debu, politician Nirupam Kumar Sarkar, Gaibandha district branch of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, General Secretary and Journalist Rikta Prasad, Youth Union Gaibandha District Committee President Professor Pratibha Sarkar Bobby distributed winter clothes to the children in Nakaihat village on behalf of Shah Foundation.

President of the district branch of the environment movement and sports organizer Wajiur Rahman Raffel was in charge of overall management and coordination. Leaders of Gobindaganj upazila were present on the occasion. The organizers sincerely thanked Shah Foundation for providing winter clothes to helpless and poor children in Gaibandha.

The guests hoped that the Shah Foundation would continue such programs in the future as well. Shah J Chowdhury said that they’ve distributed winter clothes among 100 orphans at Gaibandha Shishu Sadan Women’s Section on January 28, the very first day of the event. He thanked Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Gaibandha district branch for their cooperation.

Later, on February 1, the second day of distribution of winter clothes event, they’ve donated aid for the mentally handicapped in Gaibandha, on the third day of the event February 7, Shah Foundation supported 160 orphans from the Santal tribe of Gaibandha, And on the fourth day, winter clothes were distributed among the Dalit, Ravidass children in Kalir Bazar, Fulchhari, Gaibandha.❐

 

 

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation distributed winter clothes among the Dalit children in Gaibandha

New York based organization Shah Foundation donated winter clothes to Dalit children in Gaibandha. Winter clothes handed over to more than half a hundred children at the event.

Shah J Chowdhury, founder and president of Shah Foundation said that, it was a sudden plan to distribute winter clothes to disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The implementation of this plan took place on 28 January in Gaibandha with the distribution of winter clothes among poor and orphaned children.

Shah J Chowdhury said that, They have already implemented the program in three areas of Gaibandha district. February 13 was the implementation of the fourth phase of the program. This time, winter clothes were distributed among the children of the Dalit Ravidass community at Kalir Bazar in Fulchhari upazila of Gaibandha district.

The Ravidass community was once engaged in carrying palanquins to the royal court. The people of this community are the neglected, underdeveloped, Deprived of mainstream and backward ethnic groups of Bangladesh. Although the Ravidass community is a self contained ethnic group governed by distinct languages, cultures, religions, beliefs, and social systems. During the British rule, the Ravidass came to this country for work and spread to different parts of Bangladesh. It is estimated that there are Ravidass in all the districts, upazilas and even at the union level in this country.

Poet Saroj Dev, one of the leading figure of Gaibandha culture movement, Bachik artist Debashish Das Debu and Prabir Chakraborty, the head of the voluntary organization ‘Abalamban’ distributed winter clothes on behalf of Shah Foundation. Politician and president of the district branch of the environmental movement Wajiur Rahman Rafel, was in charge of overall management and coordination. Leaders of the Ravidass community were present at the event.

Shah J Chowdhury said that, first day of the event was 28 January 2021. In collaboration with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Gaibandha branch, Shah Foundation donated sweaters to 100 orphans.

Later, on February 1, the second event of distributing winter clothes to the mentally handicapped in Gaibandha were held. The Third day of the event held on February 7. Shah Foundation distributed winter clothes to 160 orphaned Santal children.❐

 

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation Distributes winter clothes to Santal child in Gaibandha, Bangladesh

The New York based organization Shah Foundation donated winter clothes to 160 Santal orphans in Gaibandha, Bangladesh.

Founder Shah J Chowdhury said, Shah Foundation has been established to serve the distressed. The organization is moving forward with the vow of serving people. To maintain the vow, they are distributing winter clothes in Gaibandha in phases.

The third day of the Shah Foundation’s Winter Clothing Distribution Program was completed on February 7, 2021. District Communist Party Committee of Bangladesh in Gobindaganj Upazila organized the event.

Earlier, 28 January 2021, in collaboration with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Gaibandha branch, Shah Foundation donated sweaters to 100 orphans. Later, on February 1, the second event of distributing winter clothes to the mentally handicapped in Gaibandha were held.

Mihir Ghosh, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bangladesh and President of Gaibandha District Committee, President of Sahebganj Bagda Farm Bhumi Uddhar Sangram Committee and Tribal Leader Filimon Baske, President of CPB Gobindganj Upazila Committee Tajul Islam, Pratibha Bobby and cultural personality and Bachik Shilpi Debashish Das Debu were present at the distribution event.

Politician and President of the district branch of the environmental movement, Wajiur Rahman Rafel was in charge of managing and coordinating the event.

Leaders of CPB, Adivasi and Youth Unions were present during the distribution of winter clothes at Shyamal Mangal Ramesh Smriti Vidyaniketan.

Founder Shah J Chowdhury told ‘Ruposhi Bangla’ that, the fourth program of the organization will be completed by distributing winter clothes among children at Nakai Hat in Gobindaganj, Gaibandha.❐

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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Shah Foundation Distributes winter clothes to Intellectually disabled in Gaibandha.

Founder Shah J Chowdhury said, Shah Foundation has been established to serve the distressed. The organization is moving forward with the vow of serving the people. To maintain the vow, they are distributing winter clothes to orphans in Gaibandha.

On the first day of February, winter clothes were distributed to the mentally handicapped.

Earlier, 28 January 2021, in collaboration with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Gaibandha branch, Shah Foundation donated sweaters to 100 orphans.

At the beginning of the event, in a video conference from the United States, the founder of Shah Foundation, Shah J Chowdhury congratulates the collaborators and expressed best wishes for the mentally handicapped and promised to be by their side.

Gaibandha District Parliament President Prof. Zahurul Qayyum, the organizer of Udichi, Gaibandha Social Service Officer Mizanur Rahman Mallick, Environment Branch District Convener and Politician Wajiur Rahman Raphael, Prabir Chakraborty, Executive Chief of the Voluntary Association, Mahila Parishad Central Committee Member and District Secretary, DBC District Representative Riktu Prasad handed over winter clothes to the handicapped on behalf of Shah Foundation.

The Gaibandha district branch of Bangladesh Students Union has provided overall cooperation in the entire event. The guests said in their speeches that, the moral responsibility of every human being is to stand by the helpless. Poor people are the part of the society. Therefore, the responsibility of the rich of the society is to stand by the devastated people. The Shah Foundation came forward to fulfill its duty by distributing winter clothes to these intellectually disabled. They thanked Shah Foundation for such great activities.

Shah J Chowdhury said to ‘RuposhiBangla’, winter clothes will be distributed among the disabled, tribal and dalit children in phases this winter.❐

 

 

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan

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NY based Shah Foundation Distributes Winter Clothes to Orphans in Gaibandha, Bangladesh

New York based organization Shah Foundation distributes new winter clothes to orphans in Gaibandha.

28 January 2021, in collaboration with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Gaibandha branch, Shah Foundation donated sweaters to 100 orphans.

District Social Service Officer Emdadul Haque Pramanik handed over the winter clothes to the children on behalf of Shah Foundation.

In the speech they said, the moral responsibility of human being is to stand by the helpless. Poor peoples are part of the society. Therefore, everyone including the rich of the society should stand by the poor and disadvantaged people. The ‘Shah Foundation’ is working for that moral responsibility by distributing winter clothes. They thanked Shah Foundation for coming forward with such a great work.

Earlier, in a video conference from the United States, the founder of Shah Foundation, Shah J Chowdhury expressed his love and affection to the orphans and promised to be by their side.

Convener of the district branch of environment movement, sports organizer and politician Wajiur Rahman Raffel, Prabir Chakraborty, executive head of the voluntary organization Ablamban, former president of Mahila Parishad and former municipal commissioner Amatur Nur Chhara, newly elected municipal councilors and women councilors , Mahila Parishad Central Committee Member and District Secretary, Journalist Riktu Prasad, gave a short speech at the event.

Shah Foundation said, winter clothes will be distributed among the disabled, tribal and Dalit children in phases this winter.❐

 

 

 

 

Source: Hindustan Surkhiyan