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A Bangladeshi hero in Qatar

  • Published at 11:27 pm October 26th, 2020
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Mohammad Yasin receiving a crest from Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Qatar Md Jashim Uddin in Qatar on Monday, October 26, 2020, Collected

The Foreign Ministry urged expats to derive inspiration from Yasin’s actions in projecting a positive image of Bangladesh in Qatar

After two recent photos went viral showing a Bangladeshi food delivery man helping a wheelchair-bound physically-challenged man cross a road in Qatar, he has been appreciated by the Bangladeshi embassy in Doha. 

Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Qatar, Md Jashim Uddin, on Monday morning (local time) handed over a crest to Mohammad Yasin in recognition of what the latter had done, according to a Facebook post of the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs of Bangladesh.

“Mohammad Yasin parked his bike aside on the busy road when he saw a man helplessly trying to cross the road. He himself then pushed the wheelchair and helped him cross the road safely,” read the post uploaded on Monday evening.

“A passerby took a video of this incident and shared it on social media which instantly went viral,” it said, adding, “The local authority of Qatar has rewarded Mohammad Yasin for displaying his civic responsibility and humanitarian gesture.”

Jashim, in the Facebook post, also urged Bangladeshi expatriates to derive inspiration from the example set by Yasin and help project a positive image of Bangladesh in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Yasin was promoted from a rider (delivery agent) to a “rider captain” of the Kuwait-based online food ordering company Talabat, which is dubbed as a leading company of its kind in the Middle East.

He also got a call from Qatar's Ministry of Interior following the incident.

Bangladesh’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar Md. Jashim Uddin appreciated the examplary good deed of Mohammad Yasin by...

Posted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh on Monday, October 26, 2020

In a news report on October 20, Qatar Tribune quoted him as saying: “I am not sure where the man came from. I was delivering an order from McDonald's. There were a lot of risks and fast-moving traffic, and he couldn't see anything from the back.

“I couldn't hesitate in helping him. I parked my motorbike on the roadside and asked him where he would like to go. He pointed towards the end of the road and I helped him cross the road. The gentleman, with all his gratitude, thanked me,” he said.

Somebody had clicked pictures of Yasin helping the differently-abled man and uploaded them before October 20 on social media, where it went viral.

“I felt so good because I had helped someone in need and he was very pleased. My father would often tell me, “If you help someone, someone will help you back.”

About the call from Qatar's Ministry of Interior, he said: “They thanked me for what I did. As a gift, they gave me a helmet, a jacket and shoes.”

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