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These Are The 2015 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh

The 2015 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh (JCI TOYP) Awards ceremony was held on Friday, August 28, 2015, recognizing young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI aims to promote the idea of socially responsible leadership in Bangladesh. The JCI Bangladesh hosted the ceremony, presenting high nods to young people who are serving the nation at their best.

Here is the complete list of The 2015 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh[TOYP]. 

Minhaz Anwar
Minhaz Anwar is the founder of Better Stories-an ideas agency based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Minhaz calls himself a startup activist, opportunity broker for less advantaged, and he is one of the pioneers of Bangladesh startup movement which has been abuzz across the country of late.

Read our interview of Minhaz Anwar here.

Korvi Rakshand
Korvi Rakshand is the Founder of JAAGO Foundation. He started Jaago in 2007 with a carpet, a black board, one box of chalks and a handful of local students. After years of hardships and struggles, today, JAAGO is a well known youth-based organization with over 300 students, two branches and thousands of volunteers.

Read our interview of Korvi Rakshand here.

Samira Zuberi Himika
Samira Zuberi Himika, is the founder & Managing Director of ‘team engine'-a social good company based in Dhaka. Today 'team engine' has a national entrepreneurship program and various other initiatives under its umbrella.

Read our interview of Samira Zuberi Himika here.

Ivy Huq Russell
Ivy Huq Russell is a former investment banker, Founded Maya with a vision to empower women through giving them access to information and a shared community. Today Maya is a home to a large number of Bangladeshi women to know about themselves, there health, and get support. 

Read our interview of Ivy Huq Russell here.

ABM Hamidul Mishbah
ABM Hamidul Mishbah is an Intellectual Property lawyer, practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the Project Director at IP Plus Law Clinic a Legal Aid Centre run and managed by The Bangladesh Copyright & IP Forum.

Nahim Razzaq
Nahim Razzaq has been elected as a member of Parliament for twice from Shariatpur-3. He is the son of late Awami League leader Abdur Razzaq. Nahim studied Business and Marketing at Middlesex University, UK and came back to country to serve the nation. He is also a convener at Young Bangla.

Rahsheq Rahman
About 4 years back Rashek and his two best friends (Mahmudur Rahman Sasha and Bayzid Ghani) embarked on an exciting journey to establish the intellectual property rights/ copyrights for the music industry of Bangladesh.

Akhi Alamgir
Akhi Alamgir is one of the most popular Bangaldeshi singers. She started career as a playback singer and her first album titled 'Prothom Koli' released in 1997 when she was in class twelve.

Qantara K Khan
Qantara K Khan is a faculty at The School of Business, Independent University Bangladesh. She is the daughter of Faruk Khan, former Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism of Bangladesh Government.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi international cricketer. In January 2015, he became the only cricketer in the history to attain the #1 All-Rounder ranking in all three forms of the cricket (Test, ODI and T20) He is the World Number 7 Popular Cricket Player and currently one of the best cricketers of the world [source: wiki].

[su_note radius="4"]Note: This story is not complete. Future Startup has reached out to JCI Bangladesh, we’ll update this story once we get more information.[/su_note]

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at [email protected]

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