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Each room of the house is expressed as a distinct block paired with a corresponding exterior space (two entry alcoves and a balcony overlooking the courtyard) carved from the buildable footprint. Even though the program is articulated as separate volumes, the interior and exterior spaces are woven together into a single, visually continuous living space. Transitions and thresholds are emphasized by an alternating arrangement of material surfaces, creating a series of dramatically different spaces that are integrated into a single environment.

Floor materials such as tight-veined grey limestone and white stained knotty pine suggest distinctions between interior and exterior. The interior stairs are painted bright red and orange, with the colors leaking into adjacent bedrooms and living spaces depending upon light intensity and time of day. Light cascades down into the interior from high windows, providing views to the sky and hills.

The exterior is clad with custom-patterned cement board panels and can be read as a monolithic mass. The orthogonal surfaces have a slightly darker tone than those at a diagonal, producing an ambiguous reading between a single rectangular block and three aligned wedges. In contrast to the differentiated-but-open ground floor, the master bedroom and guest room at the second level are isolated volumes, each contained in a separate wedge.

The house strikes a balance between volumetric distinction and spatial continuity and creates an environment in constant modulation; whether by natural and artificial light, the opening of doors and windows, or the configuration of furniture.

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Common Forum / National and International Days
« on: May 18, 2012, 07:17:50 PM »
Month /Date                Days
        2   International Population Controlled Day
   15   International Childreen Cancer Controlled Day
   19   national teachers day
   21   Martin Luther King Day
   26   international taxation day
   27   International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
   29   world kushtha day
         2   bishaw jolabhumi dibosh
   14   bishaw valobasha dibosh
   21   International Mother Language Day
   22   bishaw chinta dibosh
        1   International Death Penalty Abolition Day
   8   International Women's Day and United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
   15   world byer & consumer day
   20   Earth Day
   21   International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
   3/28/2021   Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
   22   World Water(dorittri) Day
   23   World Meteorological Day
   31   national durjog mokabela dibosh
        2   international chi;ldren books day
   4   International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
   7   World Health Day
   18   world cultural heritage day
   21   world jubo shomaj sheba dibosh
   4/26/2021   Secretaries Week
   23   World Book and Copyright Day
   26   bishaw medha shampod dibosh
   27   world map day
May   1   May day
   3   World Press Freedom Day
   8   World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day (Non-UN)
   12   International Nurses Day (Non-UN)
   15   International Day of Families
   17   World Information Society Day (formerly World Telecommunication Day)
   21   World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
   22   International Day for Biological Diversity (formerly December 29, changed in 2001)
   25May-1June   Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
   25   Africa Liberation Day
   29   International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
   31   World No-Tobacco Day
June   4   International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
   5   World Environment Day
   10   world lands rights day
   12   World Day Against Child Labour
   14   world blood donors day
   16   International Day of the African Child/International Day of Solidarity with the Struggling People of South Africa
   17   World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought/ international women health day
   20   World Refugee Day
   23   United Nations Public Service Day
   26   International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and
   26   International Day in Support of Victims of Torture/UN Charter Day / United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
   27   World Diabetes Day (WHO)
July   2   world sports journalist day
   1st Saturday   International Day of Cooperatives
   11   World Population Day
   17   international justice day
        1   World Breastfeeding Day (WHO)
   6   hiroshima day
   9   International Day of the World's Indigenous People/International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa and Namibia
   12   International Youth Day
   19   world photo picture day
   23   International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
   26   Namibia Day
         6   Women in Industry Day (UNIDO)
   8   International Literacy Day
   16   International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
   21   International Day of Peace (formerly the opening day of the UN General Assembly, changed to a set date as of 2002)
   3rd Tuesday/20   International Day of Peace
   21   World Gratitude Day
   24   world heart disease day
   27   World Tourism Day (WTO)
   29   world shishu odhikar dibosh
   Last Week   World Maritime Day
        1   International Day for Older Persons
   4th-10th Oct   World Space Week
   1/3/2009   bishaw shishu dibosh
   5   World Teacher's Day
   6   Universal Postal Union Day (UPU)
   1st Monday   World Habitat Day
   2nd wednes day   International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
   9   World Post Day
   10   World Day Against the Death Penalty
   10   World Mental Health Day
   11   Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners
   14   World Standards Day
   16   World Food Day
   17   United Nations Day and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
   24   World Development Information Day/United Nations Day
   24-30   Disarmament Week
   31   bishaw mitobayita dibosh
        4   unesco day
   6   International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
   12   world architecture day
   14   World Diabetes Day
   16   International Day of Tolerance
   Third Sunday    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
   20   Universal Children's Day
      Africa Industrialization Day
   21   World Television Day
   25   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
   29   International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
        1   World AIDS Day
   2   International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
   3   International Day of Disabled Persons
   5   International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
   7   International Civil Aviation Day
   9   International Anti-Corruption Day
   10   Human Rights Day
   11   International Mountain Day/UNICEF Anniversary/ international broadcasting day
   on/around 13   International Children's Day of Broadcasting (UNICEF)
   14   Anniversary of the 1960 Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
   18   International Migrants Day
   19   United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
   20   International Human Solidarity Day
   29   International Day for Biological Diversity

Brand Image of DIU / How to bring vibrancy to DIU Advertisement
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:06:03 PM »
Dear All
We all are trying our level best to enhance Brand Image of our beloved DIU from our individual standpoint. We are striving hard to see our university is number 1. You must agree, we have to ensure the following things for uplifting our image:

Quality education, Quality students, Brilliant Result, Presentable students to the job market, Ensuring Job placement, CSR Activities, Experienced and Skilled Teachers, Career Development Training, Organizing National and International Programs, Internationally facilitated Campus and last but not the least, Advertisement in Print and Electronic Media

We are trying to make effective and target oriented advertisement, what you frequently see in print and electronic media. You also see our work in different banner, festoon, brochure, flyer and what not! Our team is restlessly endeavoring to satisfy you with updated, creative products time to time.

We, on behalf of the Brand Development Dept. and PR Dept. request you to Share any Innovative Idea/Concept, Slogan/Headline, Copy writing, Script, Image, Key point of DIU, Message, Design, reference, Suggestions  for bringing more glamor to our output.

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On March 26, the government of Pakistan should apologise to the people of Bangladesh for the genocide of March 1971, says the wellknown Pakistan television anchor Hamid Mir.

Some people hate me a lot in Pakistan. They hate me because I said sorry to Bangladeshis two years ago at the Islamabad  Press Club for the atrocities committed by the Pakistan army  in 1971.

They hate me because I also demanded an official apology from the government of Pakistan to the people of Bangladesh for the genocide of March 1971. They say I don't know anything. They say I am not a good Pakistani.

They say I was very young in 1971 and I am not aware of the truth. Yes, I was only a young school-going boy in 1971, but I heard and read a lot about the genocide. How can I deny my late father Professor Waris Mir who visited Dhaka in October 1971 with a delegation of Punjab  University students?

My father was a teacher of journalism at the Punjab University in Lahore . He was asked by the university administration to organise a visit of the student union's office bearers to Turkey, but my father took the boys to Dhaka with their consent. They wanted to know what was actually going on in Dhaka.

I still remember that after my father came back from Dhaka, he wept for many days. He told us stories of bloodshed. These stories were similar to the story of my mother.

My mother lost her whole family during the migration from Jammu to Pakistan in 1947. Her brothers were killed by Hindus and Sikhs in front of her eyes. Her mother was kidnapped.

She saved her life by hiding under the bodies of her relatives. I remember that my mother cried a lot when my father told her that Pakistan army officers raped many Bengali women. My mother said, "We sacrificed for the safety of our honour, but why we are dishonouring each other today?"

My father always said that Bengalis made Pakistan and we Punjabis broke Pakistan. Once he said that March 23 is Pakistan Day, March 26 should be the apology day and December 16 should be the accountability day. I started understanding the thoughts of my late father when I became a journalist in 1987.

When I first read the Hamoodur Rehman Commission Report I felt ashamed. This Pakistani commission inquiry report admitted to murder and rapes, but despite this documentary evidence, many people still live in a state of denial.

They say Sheikh Mujibur Rehman was a traitor who created the Mukti Bahini with India's [ Images ] help and killed many innocent Punjabis and Biharis. I say Sheikh Mujib was a worker of the Pakistan movement; he was a supporter of Fatima Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister, till 1966. He only demanded some provincial autonomy, but the military rulers declared him a traitor. In fact, these military rulers were traitors because their troops raped their own mothers and sisters.

They say I am a liar and I am an enemy of Pakistan.

How could I be an enemy of Pakistan? My mother sacrificed her whole family for Pakistan. My problem is that I cannot deny the truth.

A senior colleague of mine is still alive. His name is Afzal Khan. He is 73 years old. He worked with the Associated Press of Pakistan. He was secretary general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists between 1980 and 1985.

Afzal Khan was sent to Dhaka on March 28, 1971 for coverage of the army operations. He told me many times that yes, the Mukti Bahini killed a lot of innocent people, but what the Pakistan army did was not the job of a national army.

Once he was staying at Isphahani House in Khulna, then East Pakistan. An army major offered him the chance to spend the night with a girl. When Afzal Khan asked who the girl was, the major informed him that she was the daughter of a local police officer and she could come to Isphahani House at gun point. After this incident, Afzal Khan returned to Lahore.

Afzal Khan says that all those who were responsible for the rapes and genocide of Bangladeshis never enjoyed any respect in Pakistan. The name of General Yahya Khan is still like an abuse in Pakistan. His son Ali Yahya always tries to hide from people. General Tikka Khan is still remembered as the 'butcher of Bengal'. General A A K Niazi wanted to become the 'tiger of Bengal', but he is remembered as the 'jackal of Bengal'.

A majority of Pakistanis hate all those who were responsible for the genocide of their Bangladeshi brothers. That is the reason the family members of these army officers don't even mention publicly who their fathers were. Still there are people who are not ready to admit their blunders.

These people are in a minority, but they are powerful. I consider them enemies of the Pakistan for which my mother sacrificed her family.

Why should we defend these enemies? Why doesn't our democratic government officially apologise to Bengalis? This apology will not weaken Pakistan. It will strengthen Pakistan.

I am sure that Pakistan is changing fast. A day will come very soon when the government of Pakistan will officially say sorry to Bangladeshis and March 26 will become an apology day for patriotic Pakistanis.

I want this apology because Bengalis created Pakistan.

I want this apology because Bengalis supported Jinnah's sister against General Ayub Khan till her last breath.

I want this apology because I want to forge a new relationship with the people of Bangladesh.

I don't want to live in my dirty past. I want to live in a neat and clean future. I want a bright future not only for Pakistan but also for Bangladesh.

I want this apology because I love Pakistan and I love Bangladesh.

Happy Independence Day to my Bangladeshi brothers and sisters.

Hamid Mir, Executive Editor, Geo TV, receives the SAARC Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAARC Writers Conference on Friday.


Liberation of Bangladesh / A chronology of key events
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:09:16 AM »
1947 - British colonial rule over India ends. A largely Muslim state comprising East and West Pakistan is established, either side of India. The two provinces are separated from each other by more than 1,500 km of Indian territory.

1949 - The Awami League is established to campaign for East Pakistan's autonomy from West Pakistan.

1970 - The Awami League, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, wins an overwhelming election victory in East Pakistan. The government in West Pakistan refuses to recognise the results, leading to rioting. Cyclone hits East Pakistan - up to 500,000 people are killed.

1971 - Sheikh Mujib arrested and taken to West Pakistan. In exile, Awami League leaders proclaim the independence of the province of East Pakistan on 26th March. The new country is called Bangladesh. Just under 10 million Bangladeshis flee to India as troops from West Pakistan are defeated with Indian assistance.

1972 - Sheikh Mujib returns, becomes prime minister. He begins a programme of nationalising key industries in an attempt to improve living standards, but with little success.

1974 - Severe floods devastate much of the grain crop, leading to an estimated 28,000 deaths. A national state of emergency is declared as political unrest grows.

1975 - Sheikh Mujib becomes president of Bangladesh. The political situation worsens. He is assassinated in a military coup in August. Martial law is imposed.

1976 - The military ban trade unions.

1977 - General Zia Rahman assumes the presidency. Islam is adopted in the constitution.

1979 - Martial law is lifted following elections, which Zia's Bangladesh National Party (BNP) wins.

1981 - Zia is assassinated during abortive military coup. He is succeeded by Abdus Sattar.
The Ershad era

1982 - General Ershad assumes power in army coup. He suspends the constitution and political parties.

1983 - Limited political activity is permitted. Ershad becomes president.

1986 - Parliamentary and presidential elections. Ershad elected to a five-year term. He lifts martial law and reinstates the constitution.

1987 - State of emergency declared after opposition demonstrations and strikes.

1988 - Islam becomes state religion. Floods cover up to three-quarters of the country. Tens of millions are made homeless.

1990 - Ershad steps down following mass protests.

1991 - Ershad convicted and jailed for corruption and illegal possession of weapons. Begum Khaleda Zia, widow of President Zia Rahman, becomes prime minister. Constitution is changed to render the position of president ceremonial. The prime minister now has primary executive power. Cyclonic tidal wave kills up to 138,000.
Awami League returns

1996 - Two sets of elections eventually see the Awami League win power, with Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, becoming prime minister.

1997 - Ershad is released from prison. The opposition BNP begins campaign of strikes against the government.

1998 - Two-thirds of the country devastated by the worst floods ever. Fifteen former army officers sentenced to death for involvement in assassination of President Mujib in 1975.

2000 September - Sheikh Hasina criticises military regimes in a UN speech, prompting Pakistani leader General Musharraf to cancel talks with her. Relations strained further by row over leaked Pakistani report on 1971 war of independence.

2000 December - Bangladesh expels Pakistani diplomat for comments on the 1971 war. The diplomat had put the number of dead at 26,000, whereas Bangladesh says nearly three million were killed. Bangladesh wants Pakistan to apologise for alleged genocide it says Pakistani forces were guilty of during the war.

2001 April - Seven killed in bomb blast at a Bengali New Year concert in Dhaka. Sixteen Indian and three Bangladeshi soldiers killed in their worst border clashes.

2001 April - High Court confirms death sentences on 12 ex-army officers for killing Mujib. Only four are in custody.

2001 June - Bomb kills 10 at Sunday mass at a Roman Catholic church in Baniarchar town. Bomb at Awami league office near Dhaka kills 22. Parliament approves bill providing protection for Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana, who feared that the killers of their father Mujib were out to get them too.

2001 July - Hasina steps down, hands power to caretaker authority, becoming the first prime minister in the country's history to complete a five-year term.
Coalition government

2001 September - At least eight people are killed and hundreds injured as two bombs explode at an election rally in south-western Bangladesh.

2001 October - Hasina loses at polls to Khaleda Zia's Nationalist Party and its three coalition partners.

2001 November - Law repealed which guaranteed lifelong security to former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and sister Sheikh Rehana.

2002 March - Government introduces law making acid attacks punishable by death amid public anger over escalating violence against women.

2002 May - Government orders tightening of safety standards after up to 500 people die when a river ferry goes down in a storm.

2002 June - President Chowdhury resigns after ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) accuses him of taking an anti-party line.

2002 July - Pakistani President Musharraf visits; expresses regret over excesses carried out by Pakistan during 1971 war of independence.

2002 September - Iajuddin Ahmed sworn in as president.

2002 December - Simultaneous bomb blasts in cinemas in a town north of Dhaka kill 17 and injure hundreds.

2003 April - More than 100 people killed in two almost-simultaneous ferry disasters.

2004 Opposition calls 21 general strikes over the course of the year as part of a campaign to oust the government.

2004 May - Parliament amends constitution to reserve 45 seats for female MPs.

Bomb attack on Muslim shrine in north-eastern town of Sylhet kills two and injures UK high commissioner and 50 others.

2004 July onwards - Worst flooding in six years leaves nearly 800 people dead, millions homeless or stranded, and an estimated 20m in need of food aid. September's floods in Dhaka are said to be the worst in decades.

2004 August - Grenade attack on opposition Awami League rally in Dhaka kills 22 people. Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina survives the attack.

2005 January - Prominent Awami League politician Shah AMS Kibria is killed in a grenade attack at a political rally. The party calls a general strike in protest.

2005 February - More than 140 people are killed when a ferry capsizes near Dhaka.

2005 May - Some 150 people are killed within a week in three ferry accidents.
Bomb attacks

2005 17 August - Around 350 small bombs go off in towns and cities nationwide. Two people are killed and more than 100 are injured. A banned Islamic group claims responsibility.

2005 November - Spate of bombings, blamed on Islamic militants, hits Chittagong and Gazipur.

2006 February - Opposition Awami League ends year-long parliamentary boycott.
Political crisis

2006 October - Violent protests over government's choice of a caretaker administration to take over when Premier Zia completes her term at the end of the month. President Ahmed steps in and assumes caretaker role for period leading to elections due in January 2007.

2006 November - A 14-party opposition alliance led by the Awami League campaigns for controversial election officials to be removed. Chief election commissioner MA Aziz steps aside.

2006 December - Election date set at 22 January. Awami alliance says it will boycott the polls. Awami leader Sheikh Hasina accuses President Ahmed of favouring her rival.

Blockade aimed at derailing parliamentary elections paralyses much of the country.

2007 January - A state of emergency is declared amid violence in the election run-up. President Ahmed postpones the 22 January poll. Fakhruddin Ahmed takes over as head of caretaker administration.

2007 March - Six Islamist militants convicted of countrywide bomb attacks in 2005 are hanged. They include the leaders of Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.

2007 April - Sheikh Hasina is charged with murder. Begum Khaleda Zia is under virtual house arrest. Several other politicians are held in an anti-corruption drive.

2007 May - Interim government eases restrictions on former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia.

2007 August - Government imposes a curfew on Dhaka and five other cities amid violent clashes between police and students demanding an end to emergency rule.

2007 November - Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh killing thousands. Hundreds of thousands of survivors are left struggling for basic necessities such as tents, rice, drinking water and medicines.

2008 May - Military-backed interim government says delayed elections will take place in December.

2008 June - Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina is temporarily freed from jail to get medical treatment abroad.

2008 August - Local elections take place, seen as a big step towards restoring democracy. Candidates backed by the Awami League party perform strongly.

2008 November - The authorities announce that general elections will be held on 18 December. Since January 2007 the country has been run by a military-backed interim government.

Former PM Sheikh Hasina returns home to lead her party in the general elections due in December. She spent four months in the US receiving medical treatment.
Awami League win

2008 December - The Awami League alliance led by former PM Sheikh Hasina wins a landslide victory in general elections, capturing more than 250 of 300 seats in parliament. International observers declare the vote broadly free and fair.

2009 January - Sheikh Hasina sworn in as prime minister.

2009 February - Around 74 people, mainly army officers, are killed in a mutiny by border guards unhappy with pay and conditions. Police arrest some 700 border guards in relation to the rebellion at their Dhaka compound headquarters.

2009 May - Police arrest another 1,000 border guards in connection with the February mutiny.

2009 June - In a ruling on the decades-old dispute between two main political parties, the High Court decides that it was the father of PM Sheikh Hasina, and not late husband of her arch-rival Khaleda Zia, who proclaimed independence from Pakistan in 1971.

2009 October - The government bans the local branch of the global Islamist organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir, saying it poses a threat to peace.

2010 January - Five former army officers are executed for the 1975 murder of Bangladesh's founding prime minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

2011 June - Constitutional change scraps provision for a neutral caretaker government to oversee elections.

2011 July - Bangladesh, India start first-ever joint census of areas along their border to resolve some territorial anomalies.

2012 January - Army says it has foiled a coup planned by "fanatic officers".

ALWAYS consult your pediatrician prior to beginning any new food for your infant. Discuss making homemade baby food with your pediatrician and visit our Baby Solid Food Charts for information regarding what foods to introduce to baby and when. You may also wish to visit the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Health Canada, Health Insite - Australia and the Department of Public Health (U.K.) to learn more about baby food and infant feeding.

ALWAYS follow the 4 day wait rule when introducing a new food to baby - offer your baby the same new food for 4 days to test for allergies to that food. This applies even when you are making homemade baby food. Never introduce more than 1 new food at a time.

ALWAYS use clean hands, clean cooking utensils, preparation surface(s), pots/pans etc when making and and preparing homemade baby food. Cleanliness and Food Safety is a MUST when making homemade baby food.

And Finally All babies are different and will not like/tolerate the same foods or food textures. Do Not Despair. You should be willing to experiment with baby solid food for your baby. Offer your baby different foods, use different ways of preparing those baby foods and be willing to have a huge store of patience.


MYTH: You must avoid sugar at all costs.
Fact: The good news is that you can enjoy your favorite treats as long as you plan properly. Dessert doesn’t have to be off limits, as long as it’s a part of a healthy meal plan or combined with exercise.

MYTH: A high-protein diet is best.
Fact: Studies have shown that eating too much protein, especially animal protein, may actually cause insulin resistance, a key factor in diabetes. A healthy diet includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Our bodies need all three to function properly. The key is a balanced diet.

MYTH: You have to cut way down on carbs.
Fact: Again, the key is to eat a balanced diet. The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbs since they are a good source of fiber and they are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even.

MYTH: You’ll no longer be able to eat normally. You need special diabetic meals.
Fact: The principles of healthy eating are the same—whether or not you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. Expensive diabetic foods generally offer no special benefit. You can easily eat with your family and friends if you eat in moderation.


তথ্যপ্রযুক্তির নানা ধরনের কাজের মধ্যে বর্তমানে আউটসোর্সিং বেশ জনপ্রিয় হয়ে উঠেছে। ইন্টারনেটের মাধ্যমে ঘরে বসে বিদেশের নানা ধরনের কাজ করা যায়। আর এটাকেই বলে আউটসোর্সিং। বাংলাদেশের অনেক মুক্ত পেশাজীবী (ফ্রিল্যান্সার) এ কাজ করছেন সফলভাবেই।ফ্রিল্যান্সিং আউটসোর্স কাজে বাংলাদেশের অবস্থান বেশ ভালো। ছেলেদের পাশাপাশি এ কাজে এগিয়ে আছেন মেয়েরাও। পড়াশোনা, সংসার—সবকিছু সামলে সফলভাবে আউটসোর্সিং করছেন মারজান আহমেদ। বর্তমানে স্নাতক পর্যায়ে পড়াশোনা করার পাশাপাশি নিজের সংসার সামলে যশোর থেকেই ইন্টারনেটে কাজ করে যাচ্ছেন। স্বীকৃতি হিসেবে সম্প্রতি পেয়েছেন বেসিসের সেরা ফ্রিল্যান্সার পুরস্কার।

‘নানা ধরনের কাজের পাশাপাশি অনলাইনে কাজ করার আগ্রহ ছিল। সে কারণে ফ্রিল্যান্স আউটসোর্সিং সম্পর্কে জানা ছিল। এই আগ্রহ থেকে ২০১০ সালে পুরোপুরি কাজ শুরু করি।’ বললেন মারজান। কাজের শুরুতে সময় দেওয়ার বিষয়টি ছিল খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। অনলাইনে আউটসোর্সিংয়ের কাজ পাওয়া যায় এমন ওয়েবসাইট (মার্কেটপ্লেস) থেকে কাজের খোঁজ পান তিনি।মূলত ডেটা এন্ট্রি ও ওয়েব বিপণনের কাজ করেন মারজান। এ পর্যন্ত সফলতার সঙ্গে শেষ করেছেন এক হাজার ৫০টি প্রকল্প। এসব কাজের জন্য প্রতিদিন অনেকটা সময়ই দিতে হয়।
‘কাজটা যখন শুরু করেছিলাম, আস্থা ছিল নিজের প্রতি। সংসার সামলে পড়াশোনার পাশাপাশি যতটা সময় দেওয়া যায়, ততটাই কাজের ক্ষেত্রে দিয়েছি।’ বলেন মারজান। এর পাশাপাশি নিজের নামে ছোট একটি প্রতিষ্ঠান রয়েছে মারজান আহমেদের, যেখানে কাজ করছেন ১০ জন। নিজের এই ছোট অফিসের মাধ্যমেই কাজ করেন তিনি। নারীদের এসব কাজে এগিয়ে আসার ব্যাপারে নিজের উৎসাহের কথা জানালেন জোর গলায়। বললেন, ‘কাজের ক্ষেত্রে পিছিয়ে থাকার কোনো মানে হয় না। পড়াশোনা, সংসার—এসব কোনো বাধা হতে পারে না। ইচ্ছে থাকলে অনেক কিছুই করা সম্ভব।’ নিজের পড়াশোনার বিষয়ে বলেন, ‘শুরু থেকেই পড়াশোনার প্রতি আলাদা মনোযোগ ছিল এবং এর ধারাবাহিকতায় ফলাফল নিয়েও সন্তুষ্ট ছিলাম।’ স্বামী আবদুল কাইয়ুমের কর্মস্থল যশোর, তাই সেখানে বসেই কাজ করে যাচ্ছেন তিনি।
বর্তমান ইন্টারনেট বিপণনে মারজান আহমেদের অবস্থান বেশ ভালো। তবে নিজের অবস্থান সবার শীর্ষে দেখতে চান তিনি। ‘আউটসোর্সিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ অনেক ভালো করছে। তবে এখন আমাদের আরও এগিয়ে যেতে হবে এবং শীর্ষস্থানে যেতে হবে।’ নিজের কাজের প্রতি একাগ্রতা ও সৎ থাকার ব্যাপারে জোর দেন তিনি। নিজের চার বছর বয়সী একমাত্র সন্তান আইমান আওসাফকেও সময় দিচ্ছেন, আবার কাজও করে যাচ্ছেন। এ ছাড়া এলাকার অনেকেই বিভিন্ন সময় যখন আউটসোর্সিং নিয়ে কাজ করার আগ্রহের বিষয়টি জানান, তখন তাঁদের দিকে সাহায্যের হাত বাড়িয়ে দেন। এতে অনেক শিক্ষার্থী কিংবা আগ্রহী ব্যক্তি অফিসে এসে কাজ করে যান। এতে নিজেরও কিছু আয় হয়, হয় তাঁদেরও। ভবিষ্যতে উচ্চশিক্ষার্থে দেশের বাইরে যাওয়ার স্বপ্নের কথা জানালেন মারজান। তবে যেখানেই থাকবেন, নিজের প্রিয় কাজটি করে যাবেন। মেয়েরাও যে নিজের যোগ্যতা দিয়ে কাজের মাধ্যমে ভালো করতে পারেন, সেটি সবাইকে জানিয়ে দেবেন—এমনই ইচ্ছে আর স্বপ্ন বাস্তবায়নের পথে এগিয়ে চলছেন তিনি।


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