Sumita Rabidas has won a prestigious award from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Bangladesh for her contributions as a Youth Leader in the promotion of human rights in Bangladesh. The award only rewards five Youth Leaders across Bangladesh, and it is an honor to congratulate Sumita in receiving this award.
UNDP arranged a program on 14-15 November 2017 on ”Actions Engagement of Ethnic Minority Youth Leaders at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka”. In this award ceremony, the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission – Kazi Reazul Hoque; National Programme Coordinator of Human Rights Programme at UNDP – Taslima Islam; and Communities and Minority Expert of National Programme Coordinator of Human Rights Programme at UNDP – Shankor Paul were special guests there.
Sumita has been working actively on Human Rights, Land Rights and Education for Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh. In her role, she engages with different organisations to establish a platform for the Indigenous peoples to recognise and attain their fundamental human rights. Prior to the Indigenous Student Council, she was a reporter and presenter of Radio Padma 99.2fm.