Details of Business Idea Competition for Visually Impaired on occasion of Rabiul Awwal 2016
On occasion of Rabi-Ul-Awwal the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) organized a Business Idea Competition for the Visually Impaired on Monday, December 12, 2016. This program aims to showcase the talents of visually impaired persons in light of the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) on establishing businesses and promoting self-dependency. H.E. Mr. Iwan Wiranata-atmadja, Dean of Diplomatic Corps & Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka graced the ceremony as the Honorable Chief Guest. H. E. Mr. Abdullah H.M. Al Mutairi, Ambassador, Embassy of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H. E. Mr. Omar Mohamed Ramadhan Al Bulushi, Representative of The Sultanate of Oman, H. E. Madam. Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib, High Commissioner, High Commission of Malaysia, H. E. Mr. Darryl Lau, Consul, Consulate of the Republic of Singapore, Hon. Md. Amiruzzaman, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Republic of Seychelles and Secretary General of Consular Corps of Bangladesh, Mr. Mohamed A. A. Abu Gila, Second Secretary, Libyan Embassy, Mr. Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, The British Council, Mr. Hasan M. Mazumdar, Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Mr. Ahmadul Hoq, President, Bangladesh Association of Call Center & Outsourcing (BACCO), Dr. Mohammad A. Momen, Professor, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka and Mr. Niaz Rahim, Chairman, Center for Zakat Management were present as Special Guests.
The Chief Guest commended the Institute for giving a platform for visually impaired persons to demonstrate their talent and encouraged the students to strive hard to realize their potential. President of the Institute Lt. General (Retd) M. Nooruddin Khan urged invited influential persons to create opportunities for education, employment and empowerment to help disabled persons lead dignified lives.
Barrister Seema Iqbal presented the key note paper from the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW. Titled “Nothing About us without us” the paper highlighted the professions where the visually impaired are capable of excelling such as telemarketing, interpretation services and tea tasting etc.
Mr. Md. Rasel Hasan presented a business idea on ICT and distance learning where he detailed on how high speed connectivity is creating new opportunities for taking and giving training for visually impaired persons on various subjects.
The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) is a research think tank founded by Mr. Ahmad Shafi Maqsood in 2003. It provides training for visually impaired on IT, Spoken English and call center. Every year it conducts a nationwide competitions for visually impaired students on occasion of holy month of Rabi-Ul-Awwal.
This year’s event was attended by eminent personalities from different professions. It was sponsored by Lake Shore Hotel, the awards were contributed by Center for Zakat Management and Society for Social & Technological Support – Bangladesh.
Below are links to published news on this event.
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Roundtable on IDPD 2016
To express its solidarity with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2016, the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW will be holding a Roundtable discussion on December 3, 2016 at the Institute’s Board Room from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. To raise the level of awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the event is titled “SDG Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.”
Mr. Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri, Former Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from Bangladesh and a visually impaired development practitioner has kindly consented to be the Honorable Chief Guest. Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration and a Human Rights Activist will discuss the Initiatives taken by the Bangladesh Government towards building a more inclusive society. Barrister Seema Iqbal, the first visually impaired Barrister in Bangladesh will highlight the Legal Rights of Persons with Disability in Bangladesh. A tentative list of participants is given below.
· Mr. Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri, Former Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from Bangladesh and a visually impaired development practitioner.
· Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration, Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW
· Ms. Farzana Taleb, a visually impaired IT trainer
· Barrister Seema Iqbal, certified IELTS Trainer and the first visually impaired Barrister in Bangladesh
· Ms. Tamanna Tithi, visually impaired Law student
· Ms. Shaila Simi, Autism Consultant
· Ms. Israt Jahan, Web Developer
· Ms. Tanjena Ahsan, Rights activist
· Ms. Nuvana Naima Haque, a visually impaired musician
· Ms. Asheka E Pir Hashmi, Early Childhood Development Specialist
· Mr. Panna Morshed, Journalist
· Barrister Reazul Karim, Legal Practitioner
· Mr. SM Fardoush Alam, Executive Member of Bangladesh Visually Impaired Peoples Society (BVIPS)
· Ms. Tanim Laila, Director Economics Division of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW· Visually Impaired students of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW. Click For Details
A discussion session entitled Empowering Women: Transforming Disabilities to Abilities.The colloquium was conducted by Ms. Rokeya Haider, Managing Editor, Bangla Service at Voice of America. Participated by visually impaired youth that consisted of students of the Institute’s English language and computer skills capacity building course and from other educational institutions it was a lively platform for exchange of views and sharing experiences. Ms. Lauren Lovelace, Director, The American Centre Dhaka and Ms. Sonia Panni, President SAARC Women’s Association were the discussants in the program. The event was organized as a precursor to the International Day for persons with Disability 2009 on the theme of: “Realizing the MDGs for All: Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Their Communities around the World”. The topic reflected upon the issue of women’s empowerment and its intensive implementation towards poverty alleviation and ensuring security of basic human rights in accordance to the Millennium Development Goals. November 3, 2009Click For Details
Mahjabeen Khaled Hossain, Director Program represented the Institute being awarded full fellowship by ITU. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and in partnerships with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NTC), the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government, and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) Thailand organized the Forum. It was hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Thailand, Government of Kingdom of Thailand. August 25, 2009 at United Nations Conference Center (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
Mahjabeen Khaled Hossain, Director Programs, participated the conference on behalf of the Institute and presented paper on 'Women with disabilities: Religion based community integrative programs'. May 4, 2009 at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Disability and Development Dialogue on Faith and Ethics Team and Indigenous People, participated by Ms. Habiba Tasneem, Chief Coordinator of the Institute. April 24, 2009 at Washington D.C.
Ms. Faatin Haque, Director of the Institute participated at the Seminar. December 3, 2008 at UN Institute for Training and research (UNITAR), UN Head Quarters, New York
Ms. Mahjabeen Khaled Hossain, Director, Programs participated in the conference. July 2, 2008 at Bangkok, Thailand
Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration attended the Conference. May 12, 2008 at United Nations Head Quarters, New York