Sunday, 20 September 2009

জীবনের গল্প :: Doly's Delightful Dreams

জীবনের গল্প :: Doly's Delightful Dreams
লিখেছেন Shafiul Islam   
Sunday, 20 September 2009
bgd_dolyDoly Akter, 20, weaves our global social fabric with her delightful dreams in Rupnagar slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. At her teen, together, with her friends, they have touched many lives with life's little lessons. Thanks to UNICEF's generous support! Not only that, she flew to New York to address the United Nations' General Assembly to tell her tale how she can do without when we do not dare to do being so powerful and resourceful.
From her slum life, Dolly shows us life is really about helping people and uplifting our humanity. As Dolly prepares for university education, I do not know what university can teach her more than what she has already mastered to serve...! I do not know whether university education will make or break her. Will university learn any lessons from her life story - what type of social fabric are we weaving in our global village with extreme economic inequality?
A generation is in competition with growing greed to grab the lion share of our global resources and sustain slum systems. Today, 5% people controls 95% of our world's total wealth. So, building a better tomorrow, far from reality, is a shared responsibility - we and university must learn from slum life and Doly's dedicated dreams! We have given a very little to elevate global poverty, still Dolly's smile outshines and she serves in silence as our quest for greed and quality lifestyle continues.
I support UNICEF's global parents programs with hope. In the 1970's, during my childhood, passionately, I promoted UNICEF's programs. We appreciate Unicef's commitments to make a difference through Doly's dreams and drives.  Dolly has been doing her shared responsibility by serving her neighbourhood. Are we doing our part?
Please click on the links below to explore Doly's delightful dreams and drives and make a difference whatever way you can. We all can make a difference to build a better tomorrow with our shared responsibility.
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Bangladeshi slum girl stands tall in UN General Assembly: 
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Portrait Bangladesh Dolly:
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Bangladeshi slum girl stands tall in UN General Assembly:
Teenage 'saviour' of Dhaka's slums:  
UN 61st General Assembly 2006 Dec 8:
Acknowledgements: Photo: unicef; Video: OneHeartChannel, Youtube; and News source: BBC, UNICEF, UN. 
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Monday, 14 September 2009

Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO

Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO

লিখেছেন Shafiul Islam   
Monday, 14 September 2009

Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO

Dr. Amit Chakma, a dynamic and gifted academic leader, is the 10th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. “Stepping into the role of Western’s tenth president is a humbling and energizing experience”, says Amit Chakma.

Amit arrived at Western after serving the University of Waterloo since 2001 as Vice-President, Academic & Provost, and as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prior to that, he served as Dean of Engineering and then Vice-President (Research) and International Liaison Officer at the University of Regina. He resumed his academic career as a professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Calgary.
Amit is a leading expert in petroleum research and energy management with over 100 research articles. He is a graduate of the Algerian Petroleum Institute (Dip. Ing., 1982) and the University of British Columbia (Master of Applied Science, 1984 and PhD, Chemical Engineering, 1987). His research interests encompass mass transfer, gas separation, gas processing, membrane separation, petroleum waste management, greenhouse gas control technology, and energy and environmental systems modeling.
Amit also serves as a chair of the board of Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In 1998, Chakma earned Canada‘s Top 40 Under 40 Award, given annually to honour Canada's best and brightest in their fields younger than 40.
Amit, a member of the Chakma ethnic group of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, was born in beautiful South-Eastern Bangladesh in 1959. At the foot of mountains, Amit's birthplace, Chittagong Hill Tracts, is the most beautiful part of Bangladesh, where natural beauty prevails in simplicity. In the 1980’s, I had the privilege to visit Amit's village near Rangamati, nestled with nature's breathtaking beauty, where Chakmas weave their colourful cloths on handlooms in their homes and dye their cloths with natural dyes. Traditional chakma songs, dance and cultures are uniquely entertaining, insightful and delightful.
Amit has set smart ambitious goals to provide the UWO a leading edge reputation with internationally recognized excellence in education and stimulating research programs. He seeks support from every corner of our global village to build a better tomorrow. Greetings and congratulations Amit and UWO! When vision, mission and passion merge seamlessly we can expect many magical moments to turn challenges into opportunities. We wish the very best of Amit's endeavours. 
Amit lives in London, Ontario, Canada with his wife Meena. They have two sons: Justin and Hiroshi.
Amit Chakma's Articles, Speeches and News Archive: 

Selected Media links:



Selected Video links:

Prof. Amit Chakma has agreed to give us an interview. More to come. Stay tuned!
Picture: UWO Website, 2009 Sep 14,
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Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO
লিখেছেন salmaAkter, November 22, 2009
Thanks Dr. shafiul.
I dont know who are the user group of this site!If it inspires young generations then it might be fruitful.
Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO
লিখেছেন Shafiul Islam, November 22, 2009
Salma, We appreciate your comments and thoughts. Indeed, we are blessed to have talented users at like you. Thanks, Shafiul :) 
লিখেছেন Manas Mondal, April 28, 2010
Can i get the email address of Dr.Amit Chakma?
Meet the Milestone: Dr Amit Chakma, President, UWO
লিখেছেন Shafiul Islam, February 20, 2012
Greetings Manas Mondal,

Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately we cannot reveal Dr Amit's email information.

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