Mosharraf: The ‘Hidden Hero’ of Jhenaigati
Published: 06:46 PM, 25 September 2020
Mosharraf Hossain; The ‘Real Life Hero and Hidden Hero’ of Jhenaigati
Mosharraf Hossain, son of Azizul Haque of Banagaon village in Jhenaigati upazila of Sherpur and an honors 1st-year student of Kabi Nazrul Government College, got the title of ‘Real Life Hero and Hidden Hero’ by the international organization ‘World Vision’ for his various social works during the coronavirus pandemic.
On September 21, World Vision Bangladesh and The Daily Star jointly published a report on the Daily Star’s news portal and its’ official YouTube channel titled “Hidden Hero Mosharraf Helps the Snake Chamber Community”.
World Vision Bangladesh has given the title of ‘Real Life Hero and Hidden Hero’ to 20 people for their selfless work in the coronavirus situation. Mosharraf Hossain’s name was announced in the 7th report published by them.
It is learned that from the very beginning of the epidemic, he worked for the protection of the Bede Community people. At that time, with the help of a non-governmental organization and local representatives, he continued to work to create awareness in the rural areas.
He distributed soap and masks among more than 150 families in the Bede Community of Deflai village in Jhenaigati upazila to increase epidemic awareness and protect health. At the same time, he informed them about the stickers with the number of government emergency health care helplines in the village, the rules of washing hands with soap and maintaining social distance.
After the publication of Mosharraf Hossain’s activities in several media outlets, World Vision Bangladesh noticed the matter. After verifying his activities, the private development organization gave him the title of ‘Real Life Hero and Hidden Hero’.
Two books written by him for children, adolescents and parents based on child rights had published in Amar Ekushey Book Fair. “More than a hundred Bede families have been living in this village permanently and temporarily since 2010. There is no means of educating their children here,” said Mosharraf Hossain.
He thinks that the illiteracy of the people of the Bede Community means that the literacy rate in the upazila has decreased. “The people of Bede are also part of our society. There is no chance of leaving them behind. If we leave them behind, then our society will lag far behind,” added Mosharraf Hossain.