|16 Jan, 2017||Visit from the High Commissioner of Malaysia||H. E. Madam Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib, High Commissioner of Malaysia paid a visit to the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW on January 16, 2017. She was accompanied by Mr. Idham Zuhri Mohamed Yunus, First Secretary and Mr. Mohd Fadzle Ismail, Third Secretary, of the High Commission of Malaysia.
Lt. General (Retd) M. Nooruddin Khan, PSC, President, Major General Muhammed Firdaus Mian, PSC (Retd), Advisor, Ms. Tanim Laila, Director, Economics Division and Ms. Israt Jahan, Member of the Institute were present. The High Commissioner was apprised about the programs and activities of the Institute. In appreciation of the Institute’s activities towards voluntary social work, the High Commission of Malaysia donated an IT equipment towards enhancing the training facilities of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW. The President of the Institute expressed his deep gratitude to Her Excellency for this generous gesture observing that this recognition from the High Commission will be a source immense inspiration for the Institute. The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW has been conducting free-of-charge training for visually impaired persons since 2006. Till date over 350 visually impaired persons have received training from the Institute on PABX, IT and Spoken English.
||Library room of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW|
|12 Dec, 2016||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.
||Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka|
|03 Dec, 2016||Roundtable on occasion of UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2016||To express its solidarity with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2016, the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW organized a Roundtable on December 3, 2016 at the Institute’s Board Room. The discussion examined the legal rights of persons with disability and the initiatives taken by the Government of Bangladesh towards promoting a more inclusive society. Mr. Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri, Former Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from Bangladesh chaired the discussion and Mr. Md. Amiruzzaman, Secretary General of Consular Corps and Honorary Consul of Republic of Seychelles in Bangladesh attended as Honorable Special Guest.
In his speech Mr. Choudhuri stressed the importance of hard work and determination and encouraged the participants to focus on their strengths and the opportunities that come their way. Barrister Seema Iqbal, the first visually impaired Barrister in Bangladesh highlighted the legal rights of persons with disability in Bangladesh. Hon. Mr. Md. Amiruzzaman reflected on the employment initiatives taken by the country’s corporates. Ms. Nuvana Haque, a visually impaired musician and student of the Institute of Hazrat Mohmmad SAW stressed on the urgency to dispelling prejudice on disabled persons through awareness and information exchange. Barrister Reazul Karim, Director Legal Affairs of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW mentioned that the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW is dedicated towards empowering persons with disability through information technology - the training services, advocacy and legal support are the modalities of the Institute’s work. Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW discussed the various initiatives by the Government of Bangladesh in employment, education, transports that helps persons with disabilities to lead lives of independence and dignity.
The roundtable was attended by visually impaired practitioners, human rights activists, autism consultant, childhood development specialist, IT specialist, journalist and visually impaired students of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW. Till date, over 350 visually impaired persons have received training from the Institute.
||Board Room of Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW, Banani, Dhaka|
|12 Nov, 2013||Expansion of IT lab for Visually Impaired with the assistance of Embassy of Germany, Dhaka in 2013||With the assistance of the Embassy of Germany in Dhaka the Institute completed expansion of its IT Lab facilities for Visually Impaired Students. The expansion includes an 'Index' braille printer, laptop and desktop computers. The expansion work completed in November 2013 and the new IT facilities is now equipped with training capacity for 20 students in every batch.
||Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW)|
|17 Mar, 2012||Essay Competition for Visually Impaired Students on Occasion of Holy Rabiul Awal||On the occasion of Holy Rabiul Awal an Essay Competition for the visually impaired students was organized by the Institute. The Prize distribution ceremony was held on 3rd February, 2012 at the Lake Shore Hotel, Gulshan.
||Lake Shore Hotel, Gulshan|
|06 Aug, 2011||Program for the Visually Impaired on the Occasion of Holy Ramadan ||On the auspicious occasion of Holy Ramadan, the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW organized a program for the visually impaired students on August 6, 2011. The program aimed to generate awareness about the principles of equality, charity and sacrifice of Holy Ramadan. The program was sponsored by the Westin Hotel, Dhaka. Visually Impaired students from various schools, colleges and universities throughout the country participated in this event as a means to raise awareness within our society of the abilities and potential of visually impaired persons.
Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission graced the program as the Chief Guest. H.E. Ali Ahmad Aldafiri, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, H.E. Dasho Bap Kesang, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bhutan, HE W. A. Sarath K. Weragoda, High Commissioner, High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, First Secretary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, HE Mr. MIN Lwin, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Union of Myanmar, HE Mr. Afzal Mahmood, Acting High Commissioner, High Commission of Pakistan, Ms. Sarah Longbrake, Third Secretary, American Embassy Dhaka, Counselor of the Embassy of Palestine, Mr. Monsur Ahmed Chowdhury, Member, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations and Major General Firdaus Mian, Chairman, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) were present as Special Guests.
The program started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Hafiz Abdul Rahim. A short lecture on the significance of Holy Ramadan was delivered by Sheema Iqbal, a law student. Hamd and Nat-e-Rasool were rendered by Ali Hossain from Dhaka University, Shahabuddin Dolon from Music University, Ananna Sharmin, Employee at the Family Planning Department, Bangladesh Government, Shari Ahmed from Dhaka University and students from Mirpur School. M Saiful Islam Shahen, Employee of Sight Savers International donated a Holy Quran in Braille to the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW.
The select gathering was attended by eminent personalities from diplomatic missions, philanthropists, educationists, the Government, the private sector and people from various other disciplines.
||Westin Hotel, Dhaka|
|16 Feb, 2011||Essay Competition for Visually Impaired Students ||On the auspicious occasion of Eid-E-Miladun-Nabi the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) organized an essay competition for visually impaired students from schools, colleges and universities throughout the country. The competition aimed to generate awareness and understanding among its participants on Prophet Hazrat Mohammad SAW as Peace & Blessings for Humanity. The competition culminated with a prize distribution ceremony on the 12th of Rabiul Awal (February 16, 2011) to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid-E-Miladun-Nabi. Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, H.E. Ahmed A. H. Eliman, Ambassador of the Great Socialist Peoples’ Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, H. E. Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. W. A. Sarath K. Weragoda, High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, H.E., Mr . Afzaal Mahmood, Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Major Gen. (Retd.) M Firdaus Mian, Chairman, Bangladesh Institute for International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and Mr. Hasan M. Mazumdar, Country Representative, The Asia Foundation were among the distinguished speakers.
The event commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Mr. Khairul Azam, Project Coordinator and Teacher of the Institute’s Program for Visually Impaired, followed by Naat-e-Rasool rendition from Ms. Tahmina Shahid, Ms. Ananya Sharmin, Mr. Ali Hossain and Mr. Abdur Rahim. The winners of the competition were Rina Aktar, Muradnogor Government Blind School, Chittagong, Jannatul Firdous, Muradnogor Government Blind School , Chittagong, Shariful Islam Sohag, Government Blind school, Khulna and Yasmin Aktar, ABC Complex, Gazipur in Group A (Class I-V)). Md. Rubel Miah, Brahman Baria High School, Miftahul Jannat, ABC Complex, Gazipur, Zahidul Islam Barkat, Brahman Baria high school and Mir Azizul Haque Apan, Brahman Baria high school won in Group B (Class VI-X). The winners of Group C (College & University) were Mahmuda Khatun, Chittagong University, Masuda Aktar Mukta, Chittagong University, Jahanara Dewan, Dhaka University and Shahida Afroz Mim, Dhaka University.
The vote of thanks was given by the President of the Institute Lt. General (Retd) M. Nooruddin Khan who congratulated the visually impaired students for their sincere efforts.
The evening program concluded by distribution of prizes that were sponsored by Sony Rangs Ltd. The select gathering was participated by eminent personalities from foreign missions, the government and various other disciplines.
||Ball Room, Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka|
|02 Oct, 2010||Visibly Hidden Population of Women and Children in Squatters – the Case for Multi-Sector Intervention||The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) organized a seminar entitled ‘Visibly Hidden Population of Women and Children in Squatters – the Case for Multi-Sector Intervention’. Dr. Kamaluddin Ahmed, Joint Secretary (Political), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the event as the Chief Guest. Dr. Salil Panakadan, UNAIDS Country Coordinator, and Ms. Margarita Clark, Deputy Country Director, Save the Children – USA (BD Country Office) were the special guest discussants at the seminar.
Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Admin and Member Legal Affairs of the Institute, presented the keynote paper entitled ‘Policy Thrusts Needed to Address the Vulnerability and Marginalization of the Internally Dislocated Women and Children in Distressed Urban Settings’. The other paper presentations were by Dr. Munir Ahmed, Social Mobilization & Partnership Advisor UNAIDS on ‘Vulnerability of Women and Children in Urban Squatters to Violence and HIV/AIDS’; Mr. Ashekur Rahman, Program Analyst Urban Local Poverty Cluster UNDP, on ‘Extreme Urban Poverty in Slums’; Mr. Mohammed Shafiqul Islam, Social Policy Specialist Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Section UNICEF, on ‘Child Poverty and Disparities in Bangladesh’; Professor A. Q. M. Mahbub, Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka on Housing For The Urban Poor: Policy Failure or Denied Justice, Mr. Syed Tamjidur Rahman, CEO, ChangeMaker on Social and Economic Challenges and a Public Private Partnership Approach to Address Them and Ms. Tanim Laila, Director Economic Division, Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW spoke on ‘Exploring Zakat for improving lives of Internally Dislocated Women and Children’.
The special guests and distinguished participants were engaged in a lively discussion towards generating a universal conceptualization of public-private partnership, exploring avenues for effectively utilizing Zakat as a means of reducing income disparity and generating socio-economic emancipation and the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders especially the leadership of the government. The vote of thanks was delivered by Lt. General (Retd.) M. Nooruddin Khan, Honorable President of the Institute. And the presentation and discussions were moderated by Ms. Habiba Tasneem Chowdhury, Chief Coordinator of the Institute.
||Lake Shore Hotel, Dhaka|
|20 Aug, 2010||Program on Ramadan for the Visually Impaired||The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) organized a Quran recitation, Hamd and Naat competition for the visually impaired students to flourish latent talent of the students.
The Institute organised the competition marking the holy month of Ramadan. The visually impaired students from different schools, colleges and universities in the country participated in the competition.
Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, and Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Philippines to Bangladesh Bahnarim Abu Guinomla, attended the program as the special Guests. The ceremony was attended by officials from diplomatic missions, different government and non- government organizations and the directors and members of the Institute.
||Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW), House 22, Road 27, Block K, Banani, Dhaka|
|27 Feb, 2010||Essay Competition for the Visually Impaired- 2010||On the occasion of the Holy Rabi-ul-Awal, the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) organized an essay competition for visually impaired students from schools, colleges and universities in the country.
The competition an annual event of the Institute aims to generate awareness and understanding amongst its participants on the exemplary role of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) as the Educator of Mankind. A month long program it culminated with a prize distribution ceremony held in collaboration with the Westin Dhaka Hotels on February 27, 2010.
Honorable Deputy Speaker of Parliament, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Col. (Retd.) Shawkat Ali M.P. graced the event as the Chief Guest. Ms. Shahin Monowara Haque, Honorable Member of the Parliament, H.E Mr. Ahmed A. H. Elimam, Ambassador of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, H.E Mr. Ashraf Qureshi, High Commissioner of the Pakistan High Commission, H.E Mr. U Phae Thann Oo, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, H.E Mr. Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia,H.E Mr. Hassan Farazandeh, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E Mr Nguyen Van That, Ambassador of Vietnam, Mr. H M.T. D Herath, Minister Counselor and Deputy Head of High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ms. Lauren Lovelace, Director, The American Center were present as Special Guests.
The vote of thanks was given by the President of the Institute Lt. General (Retd) M. Nooruddin Khan who congratulated the visually impaired students for their sincere efforts. He thanked the management of Westin Dhaka Hotels, especially Mr. Noor Ali, the owner for the generous contribution towards this program and making it a successful event.
The evening’s program concluded through handing of the prizes that were sponsored by Sony Rangs Ltd. It was followed by presentation of the Holy Quran in Braille by H.E. Mr. Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Ambassador of Indonesia to the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW). The winners of the essay competition were also presented with prizes from the Embassy of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The august gathering consisted of eminent personalities from diplomatic missions, the government and various other disciplines and persons with disability.
||Hotel Westin, Dhaka|
|03 Nov, 2009||Empowering Women: Transforming Disabilities to Abilities||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.
||Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW), House 22, Road 27, Banani, Dhaka |
|31 Aug, 2009||Ramadan: Between Folklore and Contemplation||Barrister Cynthia Farid, Researcher of Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) presented a lecture on ‘Ramadan: Between Folklore and Contemplation’ at a lecture series titled ‘Ramadan in Reflection’, jointly organized by the Institute and Goethe Institut- Bangladesh. Angela Grunert, Director Goethe Institut, delivered speech on the occasion.
||Goethe- Institut Bangladesh|
|01 Aug, 2009||Youth Ambassador for Social Change||The Institute and the East West University launched a joint and collaborative workshop titled ‘Youth Ambassador for Social Change’ with the objective of engaging the youth in conscientious participation in community concerns as citizens of tomorrow. The members of the Environment and Social Club of the East West University consisting of students from different faculties took part in a day long introductory workshop initiating the concept of youth leadership for diminishing socio-economic and cultural issues that impacts individuals and the community. Vice Chancellor, East west University presided over the closing session. Amongst the other dignitaries, Christopher Hardaway, country director, American Bar Association attended the workshop as special guest.
||East west University, Mohakhali, Dhaka|
|11 Apr, 2009||Culture Sensitive HIV/AIDS Prevention Communication for Behaviour Change||The Institute in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Dhaka organized a seminar on ‘Culture Sensitive HIV/AIDS Prevention Communication for Behaviour Change’. Dr. Saima Khan presented a keynote paper on behalf of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW). Project Management Specialist Population, Health and Nutrition of USAID Dr Sukumar Sarker, Frank Paulin of Public Health Administration of World Health Organization (WHO), Dirik Gehl of KfW Kreditanstalt for Wiederaufbau of GTZ, National Consultant of UNAIDS Tony Michael Gomes, Head HIV/Consultant Physician of ICDDRB Brian Cobb and Executive Director of Bandhu Social Welfare Saleh Ahmed, among others addressed the seminar. Chief Coordinator of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) Habiba Tasneem conducted the seminar.
||Goethe- Institut Bangladesh|
|30 Mar, 2009||Non-profit Leadership- Maximising Impact||A two day international workshop on ‘Non-profit Leadership- Maximising Impact’ was jointly organized by United Nations mandated University for Peace and Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW). Director of the UPEACE Center for Executive Education, University for Peace in Costa Rica, Mohit Mukherjee conducted the training course. A total of thirty participants from Save the Children, Eskayef Bangladesh, Warid Telecom, GrameenPhone, Avant Grade, Wincom International, Khayal & Barakat, Nation Bond, UNYSAB, American Bar Association, British American Tobacco Bangladesh, ChangeMaker, HASAB, JAAGORON and Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) took part in the training course. UNDP (Bangladesh) Assistant Country Director Ms. Young Hong handed over certificates among the participants at the concluding session of the course.
||BRAC Center Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka|
|10 Mar, 2009||Essay competition for the visually impaired||On the occasion of the Holy and auspicious month of Rabi Ul Awal the Institute as part of its regular annual programs organized an essay competition on the topic ‘Universal message of Prophet Mohammad (SAW)’ for the visually impaired students of its English Language and computer skills training class and various other schools and colleges in Dhaka City. Mr. Golam Quader, Honorable Minister for Civil Aviation & Tourism, Govt of Bangladesh was the chief guest. Among the special guests were H.E. Mr. Ahmed AH Eliman, Ambassador, Embassy of the Great Socialist Peoples’ Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, H.E. Mr. Hassan Farazanhed, Ambassador, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Mr. U Phae Thann Oo, Ambassador, Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Mr Van That Nugen, Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam, Mr. Torsten Oertel, Director- Goethe Institut Dhaka, Mr. Neil Bentzen, Country Representative, save the Children Sweden, Brig (Retd) Abdul Malek, National Professor, secretary General National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Mr. Mansur Ahmed Chowdhury, Managing Director, Jatiyo Protibondhi Unnayan foundation and Mr, Mostafa Zaman Abbasi, prominent and celebrity singer. The august gathering included eminent personalities from diplomatic missions, the government and various other disciplines.
||Grand Ball Room, Westin Hotel, Dhaka |
|03 Dec, 2008||Dignity and Justice for all of us||The Institute organized a seminar titled ‘Dignity and Justice for all of us’ to mark the International Day of persons with Disabilities. Brig. General (retd) Abdul Malik, national professor and secretary general of the National Heart foundation Hospital and research institute was present as the chief guest on the occasion. Said Ghurumullah Al-Ghamdi, Charge de’ Affairs, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Mrs Rokeya Afzal Rahman, former adviser to the caretaker government, Rajiv Chaudhary, first secretary for education, High Commission of India and Torsten Oertel, director, Goethe institute Dhaka were present as special guests.
||La-Vita Conference Hall, Lake Shore Hotel, Dhaka|
|31 Jul, 2008||Consensus Building and Good Governance: A Framework For Democratic Transition||Shaila Simi, Research Fellow, presented paper at the Seminar jointly organized by Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, Embassy of Germany, and Institute for International & Security Affairs (SWP) and Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW).
||The Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, Dhaka |
|21 Mar, 2008||Essay competition for the visually impaired||The Institute organized an essay competition for the visually impaired on the topic of ‘Prophet Mohammad (SAW) as role model for global peace’ and ‘Universal message of Prophet Mohammad (SAW)’. Professor Dr. S M A Faiz, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University attended the program as chief guest. Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor, Bangladesh Bank, Dato Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner of Brunei in Bangladesh, Ilyas Kanchon, a film and media personality and representatives from Indonesia and Pakistan were present.
||La-Vita Conference Hall, Lake Shore Hotel, Dhaka|
|01 Apr, 2007||Essay competition for the visually impaired||To provide a unique opportunity to research and study the life of prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his teachings on equality, equity, justice and peace the Ins6titute organized an essay competition for the visually impaired on the occasion of Holy Rabi Ul Awal. Barrister Amir Ul Islam, President Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association and Senior Advocate Bangladesh Supreme Court graced the program as chief guest. H.E. Dato Haji Abdur Rahman bin Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner, High Commission of Brunei, Faik Hamza, Counselor, Embassy of the State of Palestine, Driss Hachaq, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ayaz Muhammad Khan, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia were present as special guests.
||La-Vita Conference Hall, Lake Shore Hotel, Dhaka|