A.J.M. Nasir Uddin
Mayor, Chattogram City Corporation
Why Politics? I could have followed the path I expected, dedicating myself to expanding the empire that I inherited from my visit, blaming the domestic system for obstructing the growth of Bangladesh for a lifetime based on the glory of my own achievement in sports. I could ... but I didn't. Because, I realized that it doesn't make sense to attend a chorus of complaints from citizens about the systemic issues we face unless I am willing to do something about it. There was no point in feeling the pain of poverty and inequality around me, unless I do something that is inherently inevitable in Bangladeshi reality.
Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman said, "That freedom will become real freedom to me right away, On that day all the woes of the peasants and laborers of Bengal will end.” Bangladesh is blessed with a wealth of human talent and natural resources. However, there are many children in Bangladesh who should study but they are working, even though there are some adults who do not know how to write their names, in the case of girls, they are still neglected in deciding when to marry or when to have a baby, and there are many men who refuse to take birth control. All these problems put us to shame in the world, which is looking at our potential superpower.
"Politics is my way of making a difference... in my constituency - Chittagong, in my home state - Chittagong, and right across this great nation that I love "
I do not want to wait for a time when age and physical frailty hamper my abilities. So I've begun during the best years of my life. And one day along with the rest of today's youth, I hope to look back and say with satisfaction that I did not just dream of a great Bangladesh, but that I worked hard to build the Bangladesh of my dreams! Jai Bangla!.