Bangladeshi volunteer honored in Nepal
04 November 2015,Nirapad News: The Nepal government awarded Bangladeshi businessman Tanvirul Arafin Lincoln with a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts to help the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake.
Tanvirul was among the first group of volunteers from Bangladesh, and around the world, helping victims after April 26 Nepal earthquakes.
He organized and coordinated medical supplies and services in the region of Sindhupalchok that was sponsored by Professor Haroun Ur Rashid of Independent University, Dhaka.
“Without the help and support of my Nepalese team of medical friends, nothing would have been accomplished. They share this honor with me,” he said.
“From the moment the earthquake struck, their daily lives came to an abrupt halt and were put on hold. They left their families, rushed to the area to join with me in giving help without a second thought.”
“I’m very proud of the Bangladesh embassy in Katmandu for the admirable roll it played in our mercy mission. Among other valuable assistance, it provided sound, practical advice and a huge tent that became the headquarters, clinic, and sleeping quarters for my team of ten.”
“It maintained regular contact throughout for updates and to see if other assistance was needed,” he said.
Tanvirul is MD and CEO of Your Bangla Tour, a company that specializes in taking foreign tourists to the Sundarbans and Chittagong Hill Tracts districts where he has built schools for underprivileged children. He also gave a special thank to Professor Haroun Ur Rashid, who was the sole financial sponsor of the mission.
Pramod Dahal, a local Nepalese businessman and CEO of Columbus Travel & Tours, who gave practical support to the mission, said he was proud of the Nepal government for quick recognition of the valuable contribution that Bangladeshi volunteers had made in rebuilding the quake-hit Nepal.
“Through compassionate, hard-working volunteers like Tanvirul helping in our time of crisis and devastation, Bangladesh has shown a lot of love for its sister neighbor and not only do we appreciate this, but we will never forget it,” he said.