The Pages: Please tell me about yourself and your family.
Rosy Sultana Rose: I am blessed with a very happy and successful family. My husband was a Professor and Director of IBA, University of Dhaka and is currently Adviser, CED, and BRAC University. He was also Vice-Chancellor of a number of Private Universities. I have BSS (Honours) and MSS in Political Science from the University of Dhaka.
We have two daughters and a son. The elder daughter, Farhana Sultana Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor at Syracuse University, New York. She had her education at Princeton University and the University of Minnesota, USA. Farhana’s husband is an independent IT Consultant.
The younger daughter Reefat Sultana studied at University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin, USA and then worked for the World Bank, Dhaka Office. Now she is with the Government of British Columbia, Victoria, Canada as a Senior Project Manager. Her husband has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and worked for the Amazon.
Faiyaz, the only son, had his education at Brandeis University, Boston, and Georgetown University, Washington DC. He also worked for the World Bank, Dhaka Office before moving to Victoria, Canada to work for the Government of British Columbia as a Senior Policy Analyst. His wife has an Engineering Degree from Malaysia and worked for an international rights-based organization. My two wonderful grandsons are Arshan who is 9 years old and Farzan who is 2 years old.
We hear that rotary is an international service organization. Please tell me about the rotary club of Dhaka Rose Vale from your point of view.
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million people who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change- across the globe and in respective communities.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotarians are always working to better the world, and they stay committed to achieving peace and harmony in society. Globally, over 35,000+ Rotary clubs work together to:
- Promote peace
- Fight disease
- Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
- Save mothers and children
- Support education
- Grow local economies
The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
In Bangladesh, there are two Rotary Districts— District 3281 and District 3282. Rotary Club of Dhaka Rose Vale is a part of District 3281. There are 208 Clubs in this District.
Rotary Club of Dhaka Rose Vale, like all other Clubs, participates in service projects for the less fortunate people in the society. It has education, medical care, health and nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, breast and cervical cancer awareness and care, diabetic screening and treatment, winter clothing distribution, support for fish farming, school supplies, eye camp, old home, mother care services to RMG workers, raincoat distribution to rickshaw pullers and similar other service projects in different parts of the country.
The Pages: How long have you been in Rotary Club of Dhaka Rose Vale?
Rosy Sultana Rose: Rotary Club of Dhaka Rose Vale was established in 1995. I joined the Club in 2009. However, my experience in Rotary dates back to 1984 when my husband joined a Rotary Club as Charter Member and I participated in the service projects of that Club.
The pages: Please tell me some projects done by the rotary club.
Rosy Sultana Rose: The types of projects that we do from Rose Vale have been mentioned earlier.
The Pages: What are the next social projects of Rotary club?
Rosy Sultana Rose: Rotary Club of Dhaka Rose Vale will continue with the running projects already mentioned. We will further distribute EID dresses to needy students in the School where we already have some nutritious food. The Club is in the process of establishing a Hospital in Manikgonj with funding support from the Rotary Foundation.