Breaking News
November 25, 2015 - Govt will spend Tk 805 cr for free text books of 2016
November 25, 2015 - PM for reopening roads thru frontier with India
November 25, 2015 - Asma Jahangir blasts Pak govt over reaction on SQC, Mojaheed hanging
November 25, 2015 - Only political resolve can ensure women’s empowerment: Inu
November 25, 2015 - Speaker mourns death of former MP Abul Kasem
November 25, 2015 - 36 service profile books launched for smooth public service
November 24, 2015 - Bangladesh getting rid of curse with execution of war crime verdicts: PM
November 24, 2015 - Cabinet okays draft of three laws including Biodiversity Act
November 24, 2015 - People rejects hartal in different districts
November 24, 2015 - Formal charges against “Pachaia Razakar”, 18 others on Jan 13, 2016
November 24, 2015 - ADB sings $185 million loan deal for secondary education
November 24, 2015 - Both the factions of DUJ call for immediate formation of 9th wage board
November 24, 2015 - Language veteran Golam Akbar Chowdhury laid to rest
November 24, 2015 - RAB seizes 1645 pieces yaba, CNG autorikshaw: arrest four
November 18, 2015 - Upasana Singh happy doing all kinds of roles
November 18, 2015 - President seeks more Korean investment in Bangladesh
November 18, 2015 - Visiting Indian home secretary calls on Prime Minister
November 18, 2015 - Khaleda Zia has committed political suicide: Inu
November 18, 2015 - Govt gives importance on expanding quality education: Nahid
November 18, 2015 - US envoy lauds Bangladesh’s security measures for foreigners
November 18, 2015 - JS body discusses on ‘The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Bill, 2015′
November 18, 2015 - Mosharraf asks RAJUK to complete 3rd phase work of Uttara project by 2016 Dec
November 15, 2015 - Flood-sparked landslide kills 16 in China
November 15, 2015 - Country’s 4 ml people displaced by disaster in 6 years
November 15, 2015 - ‘Three teams’ in Paris onslaught as police hunt suspects
November 15, 2015 - Bangladesh embassy opens hotline in Paris
November 15, 2015 - 2 lakh blankets donated to PM’s Relief Fund
November 15, 2015 - AL will not compromise with BNP, Jamaat: Shajahan Khan
November 15, 2015 - BRDB to turn into directorate soon, Ranga
November 14, 2015 - Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French official says
National Professor Kabir Chowdhury,Chairman, National Finance limited

National Professor Kabir Chowdhury,Chairman, National Finance limited

Commerce Minister
Born in 1923 and educated at the Universities of Dhaka, Minnesota and Southern California, Kabir Chowdhury is a well-known academic, essayist, translator, cultural worker and civil society activist. He has worked for over half a century in the fields of education, peace and inter-cultural understanding in several National and International organizations like Afro-Asian writers union, Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity  organization, International Theatre Institute, UNESCO National Commission and Bangladesh Chapter of the World’s Peace Council.

He has written extensively on world’s famous writers and painters He has also written extensively on peace and conflict resolution through discussion and has tried to promote these values by his work both as a teacher and as an administrator. He has taught at the University of Dhaka as a Professor of English for near thirty years and is still teaching there as a part-time teacher. He has worked as the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Sports, Government of Bangladesh before his voluntary retirement from government service. He was inducted as National Professor of Bangladesh in 1998.

Over the years he has attended many International conferences on peace, education and culture in U.S.A former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Spain, North Korea, Iran, Uganda, Angola and several other places. He had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela, Yassir Arafat, Augustino Neto and Kim Il Sung. In a conference of the World Federation of UN Associations held in Bercelona which he attended as the representative of Bangladesh UN Association (he was its Chairman for several years), he worked alongside Nobel Peace Winner Lord Philip Noel Baker and the distinguished Pacifist Sean Mac Bride. Among famous writers he has worked closely with Pakistan’s Faiz Ahmed Faiz, India’s Visam Sahni, Palestine’s Mahmood Dervish and USA’s Edward Albee.

He has received many national and international awards which include the highest honour of Bangladesh, namely, the Independence Day Award. He has also received the prestigious “Tagore Peace Award” from Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India, and “Willium Carey Gold Medal” from William Carey Research and Study Centre of West Bengal, India. Recently he was nominated by the government of Bangladesh for the “UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, 2008”. Mr. Chowdhury is associated with many Socio-Cultural organizations. He is Fellow and Chairman of Bangla Academy, Principal, Theatre, School, Dhaka, Chairman, Bangla-German Sampreeti and of several other organizations.

National Prof. Kabir Chowdhury is also carrying out his responsibility as the Chairman of National Finance Limited (Formerly Self Employment Finance Limited), a Non Banking Financial Institution (NBFI). The nature of business of this company is Leasing and hire purchase of Movable and immovable property, plants, machinery, equipment, apparatus, instrument, air-conditioner, computer materials etc. It also grants loans and advances for industry, commerce, agriculture, housing and transportation. All kinds of financial investment including long term loan, working capital financing, credit programmes at grassroots level are being provided by NFL. The Board of NFL is a unique blending of highly educated, long experienced young entrepreneurs contributing to the planning and policy making of the company. They are reputed and well-established in their respective fields including Trade, Commerce & Industry.

About author


Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Reflection Team


শেষ পর্যন্ত…

শেষ পর্যন্ত…

বলিউড তারকাদের প্রেমের খবর খুব বেশি দিন গোপন থাকে না। কয়েকদিন চুপিসারে প্রেম চললেও যথাশিগগির সেটা অকপটে স্বীকার করেন। এ…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery