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Ataul Karim, a Bangladeshi scientist, one among the best 100 scientists of the world, invented train which will not touch the line

The conventional idea of a train is that a train requires a line to touch to move forward. Dr. Ataul Karim (Bengali: ড. আতাউল করিম), a Bangladeshi origin scientist who stood in the list of the best 100 scientists of the world, invented train which will not touch the line. Train will run forward through magnets and reach to the destination within the blink of an eye. He is one of the world’s top 100 scientists.

Mr. Ataul Karim has been working in Dominion University at norophoke of Virginia adjacent to Washington DC as Vice President (Research) Washington DC.

However, the researchers of Old Dominion University had spent lot of money behind the research to invent this type of train past 7 years. But the real success came when Mr. Karim took the leadership of the research in 2004. Within just one and a half years, he was able to succeed in his research to invent the train which waits commercial launching.

China, Germany and Japan have discovered this type of train running over 150 miles per hour. But the average cost of the track of this train lines per mile is about $ 110 million. But the invention of Mr. Karim would cost only US$ 12 / 13 million. His design is pleasant. The main characteristic of the train is that it will not touch the line once after it is getting start.

Dr. Karim moved to United States (US) 30 years back with higher degree in Physics from the Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He had completed his MS in physics in 1978, and MS in Electrical engineering in 1979 and his PHD in 1981 in Electrical engineering from the University of Alabama. He is currently leading 5000 talented researchers-students of the World or US with his own talent and skill.

Dr. Karim is leading 6 college, at least 20 research centre, 600 faculties and more than 5000 graduate and under graduate students.

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Uching Loyen, the first Rakhain teacher of any public university in Bangladesh

Uching Loyen (Bengali: উচিং লয়েন) became the first ever teacher of any public university from the Rakhain community in Bangladesh. He is from chatanaparaya of Taltoli sub-district in Barguna.

Uching developed the tendency to rank ‘first’ from the first standard and so he was able to study without any education fee from the 1st standard to Higher Secondary (HSC). He passed Secondary School (SSC) from Taltoli high school in 2005 and after two years, he passed Highser Secondary (HSC) from Taltoli Degree College with GPA-5 in both the exams. He received a scholarship from the Barisal board based on the results of HSC.

He was admitted in the newly opened ‘Tourism and Hospitality Management’ in 2007-2008 education year with the help of a distant uncle. Initially the address of the first batch student was in Jagannath Hall.He ranked 4th with first class in the under-graduation level. Consequently he ranked 2nd with the first class in the Master’s level.He has also been recently qualified for 34th BCS.

This brilliant student of the Faculty of Business Studies received ‘Deans Award’, ‘Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust education scholarship’.

On July 1st, 2015, he added his name in the history of Bangladesh when he got appointment as the lecturer of Dhaka University. He became the first ever ethnic Rakhain man who is the first ever Rakhain teacher in any public university in Bangladesh. He started his class on August, 2nd as lecturer.

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Sebastian Rema, the first deputy secretary from Garo community

Sebastian Rema (Bengali: সেবাস্টিন রেমা) became the first ever Deputy Secretary of the Garo community in Bangladesh. Before being promoted to the post of Deputy Secretary, he was the Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration. Earlier he served as the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue)in Gazipur district. He once served as Chief Executive Officer (Upazila Nirbahi Officer) in Austagram sub-district in Kishoreganj district.

On April 6th, 873 officials were promoted in three-tier of the administration. Among them 343 officers were promoted to the post of Deputy Secretary. Sebastian Rema was also included in the list.

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Arc Das, A Bangladeshi keeps his foot-print in the path of theater, television and movie in Australia

Citizens from Bangladesh tried their luck in different sectors and got success and recognitions for their work. Not so many people are engaged in film sector internationally. Very few Bangladeshi citizens made this exception.

Arc Das (Bengali: অর্ক দাশ) is one among the very few who made such examples. He acted in ‘Unindian’, a film by Anupom Sharma which was released in 15th October 2015. He acted among the famous Bollywood artists like Tanbistha Chatterjee, Stephen Halter, Gulshan Grover, Supriya Pathak, Salman Khan with guest appearance, world cricket legend Brett Lee etc. Arc Das acted in this movie as the character of Tick, a friend of Will (Bret Lee).

Arc Das was born in Chittagong in 1988. His father is the renowned Columnist and Poet Ajay Das Gupta. And his mother, Dipa Dasgupta is the teacher of Summer Field Tutorial. Mr. Ajay moved to Australia in 1996 when Arc was a student of just 2nd standard.

The acting life Arc started in 2003 in a regional Shakespeare Festival. Arc became the first in the ‘dialogue’ category of the festival in 2004. He also acted in some plays like ‘Reference to Salvadr Dali’, ‘Make Me Hot’. He joined in Ensemble theater of Sydney in 2010. His first short film was ‘Jagodi Ji’. He acted in a play, ‘Animals out of paper’ as the member of this group for which he was selected for the best new face for prize of Sydney theater award. He acted in a play, ‘Beached’ in 2013. He also acted in a TV series, ‘The code’. He also acted as a side role in a movie, ‘Good Morning’. After this he got chance in the movie, ‘Unindian’ where he got a lead supporting role. He also got the opportunity in acting in a Hollywood movie, ‘The Lion’ where he acted with Deb Patel and Nikole Kidman.
Beside this, he was also a co-producer of a joint comedy series, ’The Casuals’. He acted in this series along with directing.

He was acted in Bangladesh in a play, ‘Juta Abiskar” at the time of studying in Summer Field School of Chittagong. This was the very beginning in the path of acting for this ideal of Bangladesh.

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Mizanur Rahman, a Bangladeshi youth blooms flower and produce fruits in the heart of desert

There is a saying that a talented person can produce flower even in the desert. Yes, this is done by a Bangladeshi Bengali youth, Mizanur Rahman.

Mizanur Rahman (Bengali: মিজানুর রহমান) is a man of Mekhal village of Hathazari upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong. Like the examples of other hundreds of people working in UAE, Mizan moved to United Arab Emirates to change his fate. He observed that some people were cultivating vegetables in the desert of UAE. Then he thought why we couldn’t produce flowers and fruits side by side flower.

In fact, to give his idea blooming into reality, he started the production and marketing of flowers and fruits. With this thought in mind, he started a nursery with just 200 square meters of land at Baoyadi Al Ain Central Market area in UAE. He cultivated mango, olive, grape, guava, lemon, rose and seedlings of various species of flowers.

Mizan is the eldest son of traders Kazi Md. Edris and Jannatul Ferdous. He went to Dubai in 2005 for first time with just taka 2.5 lacks in hand. He started his job in a shop, Habib recording, of Al-Aine area with just a salary of 300 Dirham. To increase his income, he started doing different small businesses.

With trying his luck in different businesses, he thought of doing something different. So, he started his idea to start a nursery in 2013 with a hope that this business will bring more fortune for him. He showed that idea can become reality with sincere effort and hard labor.

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Salma Khatun, the first ever female train driver or locomotive master of Bangladesh

Locomotive master is the profession which is not considered as so worthy profession for women in Bangladesh. Not only that, except few exceptions, women are not seen much in driving profession for any type of vehicles in Bangladesh though all the few exceptions of women are doing quite well.

Salma Khatun (Bengali: সালমা খাতুন) is the first female train driver or locomotive master in Bangladesh. This was the story of the year, 2004 when Salma Khatun was joined as ‘Assistant Train Driver’ in Bangladesh Railway as first ever female train driver in Bangladesh.

Salma is the daughter of her late father Belayet Hossain Khan. She is 4th of his parent’s 3 daughters and two sons. She was born in Arjuna village of Bhuapur sub-district in Tangail. His father was died in 2005 which forced her to take the responsibility of their family. So, she decided to apply for the Assistant Locomotive Master (A.L.M) and M.S post in 2006 after completing her honors degree in Zoology from Jagannath University in 2006. Most interestingly, Salma was selected for this A.L.M post though two of her brother also applied for the same position.

Salma started her preliminary training on 8th, March, 2004 as an ‘Assistant Train Driver’ in Dhaka and Chittagong. After completing her training on 15th, February, 2006, she started to work from the Laksham railway junction in Comilla.

The dream day comes on 18th, February, 2006 when Salma started her career by assisting the ‘Train Driver’, Shafiqur Rahman in a passenger train on the journey from Laksham station to Noakhali. However, she had traveled for two days from Dhaka to Joydebpur and from Akhaura to Bhairob during her training in Dhaka as an assistant train driver even before that.

She completed her departmental exams, training and proficiency tests to become an independent driver in 2011. At the first day when her call came to drive a train from Laksham Station to Noakhali, Salma drove a local train with 150 passengers for the first time, from Laksham Station to Noakhali town by driving more than 25 KM. This was a new record for a Bangladeshi woman in the history of her country, Bangladesh.

As part of recognition, she got the award from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as part of observing International Women’s Day on March, 8th, 2015 for her courage in her field in 2015.

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Mohammad Golam Kibria, a proud Bangladeshi is creating necessary framework and research for Namibia Government on fish farming

Let’s starts with a saying that let anyone teach fishing, he will eat for a day. Let anyone teach fish farming, he will eat forever.

Mohammad Golam Kibria (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ গোলাম কিবরিয়া) a proud Bangladeshi is doing the second-teaching others how to cultivate fish. But this is not in Bangladesh, but in a country like Namibia. He is working as a ‘Special Advisor’ to the Ministry of Fisheries and Sea Resources since 2008.

Namibia Govt realized that big social change can be possible through ‘Small-scale fishery’. Fishes are cultivated throughout Namibia. Golam Kibria got responsibility to create the necessary framework and research for this. Normally fishes are cultivated in Northern Namibia. In the southern part, fishes are cultivated in concrete cistern. The two species of African Catfish and Tilapia fishes are cultivated here. The Pangas, Shrimps, fishes like Curps can be produced here. And the Government of Namibia is also interested to increase the diversity of fish species by bringing fishes from Bangladesh.

Once upon a time, Namibia was producing 200 to 300 metric tons of fish per year. The figure rose to over one thousand metric tons after he was joined there. Government is trying to export fishes to the market of Europe by fulfilling the demand of the country.

He is trying so that skilled fishermen can come from Bangladesh to work or invest in Namibia. He is also trying to promote Bangladeshi model micro-credit in Namibia. He is also trying so that the traders of Bangladesh, the fishermen and the investors can get special privilege for tax exemption in Namibia.

Before coming to Namibia, Golam Kibria used to work in Vietnam for the Commonwealth. Before this, he worked in Thailand.
In 1994, he had completed his Master’s degree from the Bangladesh Agriculture University. He also worked for DANIDA and DFID for some time in Bangladesh. In 1999, He had completed his Masters from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

In 2010, Golam Kibria was selected as the ‘Best Commonwealth advisor’. In the same year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) nominated him as the Global Panel members. During his tenure in 2009, Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries has given him different awards. Awards were given from FAO, the Swedish Sea Food Award and Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa.

Golam Kibria was born in Wari in 1968. The ancestral home is in Sandwip, Chittagong. He was studied in Comilla Cadet College and Barisal Cadet College. His father, Mohammad Golam Maula was a professor. He has been working outside the country for nearly 15 years.

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Dr. Humayun Kabir, A Bangladeshi serves as the Chief Executive of a world renowned charity organization, CASA REHA in Germany

Dr. Humayun Kabir (Bengali:হুমায়ুন কবীর) moved from Bangladesh to Germany after completing his Higher Secondary(HSC)in Rajshahi Cadet College in 1975. He had completed his education in Economics in renowned Humboldt University and completed PHD in economics in Freie university of Berlin.

While doing his PHD, he had worked as translator and other jobs. Afterwards, he had worked in different German and US owned agencies. He had joined in a German health based organization, ‘CASA REHA’ in 2000. This organization is providing health care to the aged person in Germany. This organization has 71 old aged home with 10,000 seats.

An estimate says that the population of Germany is 8 crores 17 lacks which will be reduced by 2 crores nearly 45 years later by 2060. About 70% of the senior citizens of this country still reside with the family. For the remaining 30%, old homes are the solutions. An estimate says that 12 thousand old homes are available in Germany. Different organizations like Red Cross and Caritas and individual owned old homes serve the need.

CASA REHA was a small organization when Mr. Humayun Kabir joined in 15 years back and the sales values of the organization was 2 crores of Euros which now turned to 89 cores. Under his leadership, CASA REHA already got the award as one of best 10 work places in Germany.

Considering the huge demand for this type of organizations in Germany, he began to think for five thousand more beds in the next three years in Germanay which requires more than 45 billion Euros.

A visionary, Mr. Kabir was born in Comilla in 1957. Now he is working as the ‘Chief Executive’ of the organization.

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Mor Thengari , The name of the first movie in Chakma language in Bangladesh

There is a saying that let a hundred flowers bloom! Once upon a time, people of this country had to fight with Pakistan which was originated when the right of mother language was being denied by the state. The country whose independence had inspired or influenced by Language movement is susceptible to the right of other language. Hundred of flowers let bloom in this country. One of the examples is the making of the movie, Mor Thengari.

Mor Thengari (Bengali: মর থেংগারি), is the first movie of Bangladesh which used Chakma as the language. In English, Mor Thengari means my bi-cycle. The director of the movie is Aung Rakhain (Bengali: অং রাখাইন).

This movie was first shown in February, 2015. This movie was shown in different countries as well. Even it was shown in ‘16th Rainbow Film Festival’ in London on 25th, May, 2015. The one hour and four minutes long film portrays the life and struggle of Chakma society. 10 Chakma persons including a woman were the debutant actors in this legendary movie.

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