Interviewed by White House Intern, Alyssa Khan
August 2015, Washington DC
Tell us something about you that many people don’t know?
My love for poetry. I love all kind of poetry but also indulge in poetry in Bengali, Urdu and Hindi (three major languages of SE Asia and of-course Bangladesh, my birth-land).
What is the best thing you ever won?
During my undergraduate days, I used to take part in inter University poetry competition. I won an award for the best poet of the year at my university.
What person had the greatest impact on your life?
My dad. From him I learned the value of giving back to society, caring for your neighbors. He was a businessman; he used to spend most of his spare time helping others.
What would you do if you have a billion dollar today to spent?
Open School and Technology Centers in every remote areas and villages of Bangladesh
What was the best money spent?
Opening new Technology centers in remote areas to connect local to the world and teach them basic computing along with how they can subsidize household income by only spending few hours a day, we are providing vocational training.
If you could choose any other career, what would it be and why?
I like what I do. But if I have enough money that I don’t have to work day to day (i.e. Bill Gate) then I would do more advocacy work as I am passionate about Equal Opportunity and Justice for All. I find the advocacy work is intellectual, challenging, and it requires addressing prejudices and stereotypes, most importantly political strength which can only be done by BLOC VOTE.
Who is the most famous person you ever met? And who do you like to meet next?
I had the pleasure of meeting so many of them including President Bush Senior, President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, Novel Laurate Muhammad Yunus, but I was most inspired by Novel Laurate Kailash Satyarthi for his work for the deprived children’s. And next I would like to meet and work with Bill Gate and Mark Zuckerberg.
You are very active in community and social gathering, why you do it and what is your agenda?
I am active because I believe connecting with other individual is the only way to know them, networking is the only way to get your messages out and my agenda is simple, Equality and Justice of ALL. We have much needed unfinished work of Equality and Justice, We have come long way but much longer road ahead of us, and I am Dedicated to the Unfinished work of Equal Opportunity and Justice for All.
What do you hope to accomplish that you have not done yet?
Quality Education for All, most importantly 2.6 billion deprived children’s of the world. That is the only way to eradicate world poverty, that is the only way to have the Equality and Justice for All and that is the only way to eradicate world terrorism.