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BD-born Ashiqur gets Citizen of the Year nomination in Australia
A Bangladesh-born Australian Md Ashiqur Rahman has been awarded as the Citizen of the Year nominee 2017 from Campbelltown City Council in Australia on January 26.
The other fellows Citizen of the Year nominees are Bruce Bland, Maureen Loveday, Dr Malcolm Nearn, and Jody Scott.
The Campbelltown, one of the biggest council of NSW of Sydney, has chosen him as the fellow Citizen of the Year nominee 2017 for his outstanding contribution in social welfare.
Ashiqur Rahman has been living in Sydney for last 9 years and involve in several socio-cultural activities in the Campbelltown area.
The 26th of January is the Australia national day and this day every year local authorities award special people who are involved with community based social work in terms of helping people.
Ashiqur Rahman has been actively involved in the Bangladeshi community for a number of years and he is an active participant in fundraising campaigns such as bush fire, Red Cross Australia, cancer council Australia and so on.
He was born at Shidlai village under B para upzila of Comilla district.
Ashiqur Rahman left Bangladesh for Australia in 2008 for higher education after completing his bachelor degree from Communication and Journalism Department of University of Chittagong in 2007 and now lives in Sydney.