Sultana Parvin Shimul: January 3 is Fauzia J. Chaudhary’s birthday. In addition to serving as vice president and CEO of the non-profit organization Shah Foundation in New York, she serves on the board of editors of The Generation, an English-language, weekly published in the city.
Her birthday was observed normally without any special planning. Fauzia Chowdhury, along with her mother Hosneara Chowdhury, father Shah J. Chowdhury, brother Salman J. Chowdhury, sister Sadia, and a few others, celebrated the day with loved ones at their home in New York.
On Fauzia’s birthday, her father, Shah J. Chowdhury, organized a unique present for her dear daughter. He wished to provide some children with warm clothes.
Warm clothes distribution was decided to take place in Daudpur village, which is located in Rupganj union of Narayanganj district. Lunch and warm clothes are given to the local kids.
Mr Chowdhury says, ‘I found it much more humanitarian and sensible to provide a little warmth to the poor kids this winter than to spend money on a birthday party.’ he also said, ‘These kids are also someone’s child. As today is my daughter’s birthday, I’m giving this to my daughter as a birthday present.’
Mubin Khan, executive editor of Ruposi Bangla and The Generation, Shanta Islam, a member of the editorial board of New York-based English-language weekly The Generation, Abdul Baset Russel, a businessman, Shakhawat Hossain Khan Liton, Ratna Khan, Hamidullah, Shyamal Khan, on behalf of Daudpur village, were in charge of the overall management and supervision of the gift distribution.