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There is no alternative of the participation of women in the decision-making of political parties to make sure gender sensitive democracy

There is no alternative of the participation of women in the decision-making of political parties to make sure gender sensitive democracy
From all corner of thinking this is almost established that there is no alternative of the participation of women in political process so as to make the democratic process stable. This is noteworthy that the mainstream political parties of Bangladesh are agreed upon the principle that the participation of women in the decision making level will be increased in number. In the latest election held in the year 2008, Bangladesh experiences a noteworthy number of women candidates in the candidature of different political parties. But the ratio of the women participation as the winner is not at all in the satisfactory level. Lots of work has to be done to make the equal partcipation of women in the political parties of Bangladesh.  As a district of Bangladesh, Chuadanga is SAME, no exception yet. The national strategy is present in this district too. For some extent, the ratio of the women participation of chuadanga is in frustrating level.  The picture of the women participation in the rural areas of chuadanga is very miserable compare to city areas.

Women Participation in Latest Elections of Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Election Name

Post
Name

Seat

 

 

Candidate
(Female-F)

Candidate

(Male-M)

Victory
(M)

Victory
(F)

Reserved (R)

General (G)

R

G

R

G

R

G

UP

Chairman

28

0

132

28

0

General Member

252

1

1105

252

0

Member(Reserve women)

84

317

84

Upazila

Chairman

4

0

16

4

0

Vice Chairman (M)

4

18

4

Vice Chairman (F)

4

11

4

Pouro Sova

Meyor

4

1

17

4

0

Councellor (General)

36

0

171

36

0

Councellor (Reserve women)

12

51

12

National Parliament Election

Member of Parliament (MP)

2

0

11

2

0

Note:
*There are 32 Unions in Chuadanga, but election was held in 28 Unions, remaining election of the 4 unions was stopped.
* UP means Union Parishad
* In UP Election, for male Participant: 28 Union x 9 wards => 252, For Female Participant: 28 Union x 3 wards x 1 seat per 3 wards=>84
* Percentage = 60% current Male Winner and 10-15% female winners are from the previous election winner

From the above data available in our hand shows clear demonstration of poor presence of women in the district election of Chuadanga. Women get a chance of contesting in reserved seat for different positions of UP election, even one of them contested against their male counterpart, but was not able to win. Because they did not have the political support from the political parties. And there is no participation of women against male candidate in Upazila election. This is a vital statistics that in absence of reserve seat, No women candidature found to contest against male counterpart as they don’t get the support from political parties. Even no Strong women candidature came out against male candidature as the skill level of the women candidate was not strong as expected both politically and technically.

This is very surprising but true that the women candidates of the reserved seat were contested for 3 wards. So their political importance and power should be greater than the male winner winning in just 1 ward. But in practice, this is observed that the women winner is not able to get their lawful rights. Even they are not capable of implementing their pre-election commitment due to the non-cooperation from the male counterpart. As a result, if we mark the women winner of election as the advance women, the advanced women of the society lost the spirit of protesting in the next election with a fear of facing the truth of the failure to fulfill the pre-election commitment in the last election. Even they are loosing their will-power to contest in the next election with the fear of repeating of the past of failure to fulfill the pre-election commitment again. The participation of the women became a trap for them.  Thus the advanced woman of the society either lost from the mainstream political activities or goes backward.  So, there is no alternative of the skill development of the women participant both politically and technically.

Another important thing to note is the women participants of the election comes-up with the continuous work of women awareness programme by the local NGOs, citizen groups etc. over the years. And this is a continuous work to sustain the progress. When the women winner of the election did not get the legislative right and subsequent power of authority, she gets frustrated and the dignity of that women winner gets lower in front of the voters of her area.

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Jahid Sobur, a Bangladeshi engineer acted as the team leader of project of Google Plus.

Jahid Sobur (Bengali: জাহিদ সবুর), a Bangladeshi engineer acted as the team leader of project of Google Plus.
He has been working in Google, largest search engine of the world since 2007. He was the student of AIUB (American International University, Bangladesh) from where he had finished his masters in 2007. He has achieved CGPA-4 in graduation that is first Ever highest CGPA achievement by a student of the university history. He had joined in Google, Bangalore, India just after completion of his studies. At present Jahid is working in Google Zürich, Switzerland.

The first project of Jahid in Google is Machine Database, then Uniform data processing, then a project on visualization where he became the tech lead. Then he had started working in Google Plus project. Various teams are working in Google. He is working as the team lead of one of such team.

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The first Unicode based typing software -Har Katha and website for Sautal speaking people by Michael Soren and Firoj Ahmed

The first Unicode based typing software -Har Katha and website for Sautal speaking people by Michael Soren and Firoj Ahmed
The first Unicode based typing software –Har Katha (Bengali:হরকথা) is made for Sautal (Santal) speaking people with the effort of two young chaps-Michael Soren (Bengali:মাইকেল সোরেন) and Firoj Ahmed (Bengali:ফিরোজ আহমেদ), Student of the department of Computer science and engineering of Rajshahi University of information technology and science (RUITS). This software is made using the programming language C#, Java and VB.net. Now this is made possible to write in sautali language in any application like Microsoft Word, excel, Powerpoint etc, even this can be used in internet or blog as the typing is based on Unicode. The meaning of Har Katha is Language of Sawtal. This software has the option of mouse-click-typing in Sautal language as well.

Samar is writing blog regarding the problem and the prospect of sautal people. He is the main architect of the Odhibashi Bangla Blog. His blog got the recogniton of Deutch Valley as the best blog site in Human rights category. He has taken the initiative to make an archieve and a website. Moreover, He has started of making a Adhibashi knowledge base like Wikipedia.

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Osman Gani knew no border during his walking of 11 thousand miles

Osman Gani knew no border during his walking of 11 thousand miles
This is the year of 1962 when Osman Gani (Bengali: ওসমান গণি) was a student of just class eight in Chilmari High School. Two of The citizen of united Pakistan came to his area to travel the world with Cycle. With the inspiration of this incident, Osman Gani made his mind-up to travel the world on foot and gone to Dhaka to learn English in an English medium school of old Dhaka. After learning English, he had started off by 27th April 1964 from Tecnaf with just twenty Taka, Haversack, Shirt, pant lungi in hand. He had gone to West Pakistan after roaming upto Tecnaf. Later he had gone to 22 countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Vietnam, Hong kong, Philippine, Indonesia, Nepal, and Afghanistan, India on foot. During his walk he had been traveling for 11 thousand miles on foot.

He belongs to the Chilmari upazila, Kurigram district. Now he is passing his days in the village Tobokpur of Ulipur Upzila, Kurigram.

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Victory is not seen, heard the story of the victory…By Mir Mahfuj Alam


Victory is not seen, heard the story of the victory…

This article can be started with the word of ‘i’. I have not seen the victory, but heard the story of victory. A thought came into the mind that i am not the only one. Many of us like me, residing in this part of bangle or in the other part of bangle, had not seen the victory. They have heard the saying of the victory, seen the history of the victory, realized the victory as the victorious. The victory is the victory. Why does so much of rampage  with this victory? The Alexander had conquered the world, so did Toimur, or the mighty powers empowered with the blessing of the technologies of the world are doing so at present. They don’t have the rampage. Why does we?

Our victory is not the victory of the people of a small region alone-Nor the first victory of the world. The winner of the decades came with the vehicle of victory. That victory or the present victory is sharpening with the arms. Literally our victory may not be an exception too. What is not there in this victory like the war for 9 months, arms fight, sacrifice of millions of people, probably more sacrifice of the dignity of women in number? All the ingredient of the victory remains in this victory. What is the difference in this victory then?

The war pron nation fights the battle for the shake of keeping commercial interest at present. The small soul of the nation fights to preserve its existence. This was done so as to overrun the world, to keep the world under own foot. Or the crusade was fought with the difference from religion to religion. But was there anyone who fought his fight to preserve the dignity of own mum like language? Those who fought to establish the first state in world map for the people of a certain language? The answer is known to all. No, there is no nation in the world history who fought his battle for the shake of his own language! Those who fought against the people of same faith of religion to establish the right of talking in own mother tongue. We are that brave nation who fought for the language. Since we know to preserve the dignity of own language, we know to preserve the dignity of other language as well. So people of other languages can speak in their own language, can write in their own language, and even can read in their own language. Even they can peep straight into the technology in technological evaluation. No matter, whether s/he is speaking sawtal (Santal) or other language. The hand of this nation is extended to them with utmost affection.

They have started realizing the justification of the war at present against whom we fought, so does the UNESCO, organization of the souls of the nations. So, the acknowledgement was delivered. The 21st February of our nation became for all-for the world humanity. It is enlightened as the symbol of freedom for all the people of different language speaking people.

The technology that tightened the people with strong roof, Our Bangla did not stumble even in that. Some brave of this part of bangle and that part of other bangle keeps the sound walking of bangla. Let it be the windows of Microsoft, or the Latest Mobile of the present, Where is not bangla? Even the Bangla language fixes his spot in the website, URL or in Unicode. This is heard that this language is gone into the space too. My mum like Bangla is not tired of walking for thousand years, forward yet to the space. The day may not be so distant when the signal of the space will be broadcasted in bangla; Even will be received in bangla. Probably any signal send in bangla may reach to the intelligent alien of other planet. Any Bangladeshi or Bengali young chap may reach to the space. S/he will step on the chest of the moon and sing, Oh! My soil of own country, put my head on you. (Oh Amar Desh’r mati, Tomar porE thekai Matha- Rabindranath Tagore)

The walking started by Rabindranath, or Najrul, or Our Jibananda Dus, or the bangla enrich by Lalon to various unknown poets; that bangla never stopped its walk. Probably it stands stopped, or any incident of the history departed itself. But it is stopped anymore. It runs its usual speed. This journey may flow in two tides. Let it be for few more days. This will turned into unique way after reaching in the estuary of the Sea.

A thing can not leave to make anyone excited. That is our national anthem. The country is divided into various parts. Even though the formula of the unification is still remain intact. Oh my bangle of gold, i love you, written by Rabindranath Tagore (Amar Sonar Bangla, Ami tomai valobashi) is sung by the people of this part of bangle everyday as national anthem, the people of the other bangle still sings, The people and the mind..(Jono Gono Mon O). This is a matter of thought that Hundred crore people along with the crores of other part of bangle sing this song. Moreover, this is heard in the recent days that the national anthem of Sree Lanka is also written by Rabindranath Tagore. The song was reached to Sri lanka, land of Raban (Character of Hindu religion myth) with the hand of his any followers.

Or The Ever valiant head (Chiro unnoto momo shir) Kazi Najrul Islam still remain the symbol as the voice of all the deprived and fighting spirit. The protesting people of both the bangle raise their voice with the saying – Break down the iron made door of the jail (Karar oi Louho Kopat, Venge felo-Kazi Najrul Islam). Fresh and New research has been started in the world arena too about him. Probably his saying is true that though he born in this country (sub-continent), he is for the entire nation, for the entire world.

The main secrete behind the stability of a country is its economical power. Everything seems to be useless if there is no economical freedom. The country becomes freedom with the war struggle of 7 crore bangalis. The number of the population reaches to 15 crore and still there is no famine here. The brave farmers of this small country have been making the arrangement of providing food to the mouth of all with their hard labor. In greater expect this is said that there is no famine even with the presence of huge population of the country. An international organization like Goldman Sackman also predicted the economic development of this country is comparable with the rapid forwarded economy like India and Brazil. This bangalis do not know to stop, even with the stumble. The food less  7 core bangalis turned into 15 crores and still no feminine got the dream of making nuclear power plant, or sending space shuttle to the space. Or once dreamed Laptop has been manufactured in this country itself. The bangalis did not stop by making Motor cycle, Fridge, Air Conditioner etc, but they move forward to making vehicle side by side ship building. The bottomless nation did not stop by repairing its bottom-Moves far forward. A country of cyclone and flood, Bangladesh is leading the world in Micro-Credit or Small Loan. Dr. Yunus of this part of Bangle side by side Omarta Sen of the other part of bangle gives the world the signal that we too can! Or few more personalities or organizations from here are also knocking the door of Noble from this Bangladesh too. The example of We also Can is our Garments Industry. The garment girls become the master of new dream by weaving thread after threads in the mean time. If we speak about development, we ought to say regarding pharmaceuticals and ceramic industry. And the word that is noteworthy is the victory of our sports person. The country whose national sport is Kabadi, they achieved the capability of playing the war of Cricket. And think that the women of the second largest Muslim country of the world beat America to get one Day status in recent past. If the male Musa Ibrahim can touch the mile stone by waving the flag of bangles in the highest peak of Everest, the female Wasfia did not move less at all. She is moving with the challenge of winning the highest 7 peaks of 7 continents.

This writing was started with the Victory. To write-up the victory memorials of the victory that i have not seen. The new generation whose birth is after the liberation of freedom is puzzled. Every one is claiming the achievement of the freedom as own by the shrewd tricks of politics. The so-called demanders of the right history are also divided into various parties and opinions. Sometimes certain persons or certain parties want to hijack the freedom that we got with the sacrifice of millions of people and with the sacrifice of thousands of women’s dignity. As the declaration of Freedom is the utmost truth of the history, the truth is the tactical organizational capability of taking the demand of the deprived people of one region to War as well. This is a matter of sorrow that we are move less with the conception that ALL CREDIT IS OURS. There is no prediction of moving backward or movement. We, who did not see the liberation war are still optimistic, but holding the spirit of the liberation war in vessel-Every Single day.

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Bijoy dekhini Bijoy ar kotha sunechi by Mir Mahfuj Alam_24 November 2011_Final

Bijoy dekhini Bijoy ar kotha sunechi by Mir Mahfuj Alam_24 November 2011_Final

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Subol Dutta rescued the life of passengers with the cost of his own life even after realising his sickness while driving.

Subol Dutta rescued the life of passengers with the cost of his own life even after realising his sickness while driving…

The incident is very small. We have been passing such activities out of site everyday. Even we are overlooking such sacrifice in our rush hour with huge work load on our head. But have we ever gone into deep of our thought that such noble activities should not be unnoticed. This incident will be depicted here without painting any color or any extra words.

Subol Dutta is a professional bus driver riding commercial transport bus in the road of Faridpur. He was riding bus as usual in a day of this week. He felt seek and suffered from heart attack suddenly. But he was dedicated to his responsibility even in the very last moment of his life. He stopped the bus in the region of Modhukhali of Faridpur District by ignoring his heart attack and saved the life of 50+ passengers of his bus and laid-down on the engine cover and embarrassed death. Subol rescued the life of 50+ passengers with the cost of his own life even after realizing his sickness.

He left his widowed wife Rina Dutta, Elder daughter Susoma Dutta (18), Older daughter Srabony Dutta (8) and one son Sajib Dutta (13).

The only earning person of the family had gone by leaving the whole family into the sea of sorrow. The state and the society has something to do for this tragic hero.

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Cheers! To Victory Day. Tribute! to Freedom Fighters.

Cheers! To Victory Day (Bengali: বিজয় দিবস). Tribute! to Freedom Fighters.
The twin-words Literature and freedom is the two side of a coin. The Literature sings the song of freedom. And the freedom explores itself in the mirror of literature. At present such a transitional time came into the life of our nation when the literature and the freedom bring more flavors to the life. And the term became more subjective. The people, even divided into various opinions and paths, progress forward with the symbol of victory yet.The warrior of the literature with pen is not backyard at all. This litterateur class makes forward the spirit of independent Bangladesh still as like as the war fight in the battle field of the independence. As this class present in every phase of well thought, the litterateur holds the spirit of free thoughts as well. So, the world in the light of literature is more bright and enlightened.

The stand of the literature based organization of Bangladesh is still enlightened as like before as a fertile place of progressive thoughts. As the well thoughts were victorious here before and so will be expected in the future too. As a keen worker of literature practice, the members of Literature based organization hold the spirit of freedom in its own blood vessel along with the dedication toward literature practice. So, various literature based organizations throughout Bangladesh arranged special arrangement on the eve of the victory day like before.

Few enlightened person lives behind all arrangement. These persons enlighten all other people by kindling silently. Behind the arrangement of such activities, few people are there to contribute money, labor or thought silently. The contribution of this people should be remembered with gratitude as usual.

At the length, a neutral tribute to each of the contribution dedicated toward the making of the existence of independent Bangladesh.

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Making a Hospital, a school and a Moktab by a Bangladeshi rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin

Making a Hospital, a school and a Moktab by a Bangladeshi rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin
Actually any exceptional entrepreneurship should not be unnoticed. Either this effort comes from a billion dollar company owner or from a person whose daily livelihood comes from the earning of driving Rickshaw*, the effort should be acclaimed heart-fully.

Here is the story of Rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin (Bengali: জয়নাল আবেদীন). He belongs to the village of Tanhasadia, Poranganj union, Mymensingh Sadar Upazila, Mymensingh district, a northern district of Bangladesh. His father Md. Abdul Gani was a landless farmer. He is the eldest one among the 10 offspring of his father where 4 of them were sons and 6 of them were daughters.

He is at the age of 60+. Still this aged person has to lead his live through rickshaw pulling in the severe cold of the winter, in the rain of the monsoon, or even in the hot sun of the summer. When this person is suffering from the pain of living with poverty in Dhaka, his entrepreneurship of setting a school, a hospital, and a Moktob by his own initiative going on in his native village of Mymensingh. The person who is not capable of reading due to illiteracy and the person who is not even in a position to bear the expenses of his own treatment due to poverty, he runs a school up to standard III and a hospital with VI beds.

The success of this person originated from the determination of setting a hospital as his father deprived from the treatment that leaded him to death. His savings over the 20 years of just BDT 1 lack 84 thousand (USD 2500) by hard labor of rickshaw pulling was the only money for his dream to make true in the year 2001.

Later A leading national newspaper of Bangladesh like Prothom Alo along with other kind hearted person of the society extended their hand to this initiative by making a fund as the Prothom Alo Trust/Momtaj Hospital, Account No. 2071007959, Dhaka Bank, Karwan bazar branch, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*Info about Rickshaw: a man driven 3 whiller local made vehicles that carries passenger on rent for short distance. This vehicle is popular throughout Bangladesh except Rangamati. As this is the lone district of Bangladesh where there is no rickshaw due to the hilly area. This vehicle is the only living source of millions of poor people of Bangladesh. Though at present some vehicle like 3 whiller auto rickshaw with electricity charge came into the road of Bangladesh, there is no real substitute of Rickshaw yet. As this vehicle is only the low cost, less maintenance, and environment friendly vehicle in the road of Bangladesh.

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