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Youth from Nilphamari wins Plan International Global Award

Update : 24 Nov 2014, 08:27 PM

A 19-year-old Bangladeshi youth has won the Plan International Global Award 2014 for his contribution in raising awareness on education.

The awardee is Keshab Roy, son of Ajindra Barman, hailing from Kaimari village under Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district.  

Plan Germany, through the regional office of Nilphamari, informed Keshab on Friday.

From Bangladesh, Keshab has been chosen as a volunteer for Plan International among volunteers of 70 other countries.

Keshab is the president of Rangdhanu Shishu Forum (RSF), a Kaimari union based child rights organisation formed and patronised by Plan International Bangladesh. 

He has been working for raising awareness on education and ill effects of child marriage in the union.

Last year, Keshab won the Youth Courage Award introduced by the United Nations for roles in promoting education.

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