DCI Celebrates the 53rd birthday of Dr. Ehsan Hoque in Bangladesh

DCI-Bangladesh celebrated the 53rd birthday of Dr. Ehsan Hoque, founder of Distressed Children and Infants International on March 13, 2017. As part of the festivities, children of DCI’s Sun Child Home joined Dr. Hoque on Monday morning, March 13, via Skype. They had arranged a birthday party in his honor, along with a birthday cake.

The children sang “Happy Birthday” and also serenaded Dr. Hoque with “Chithi Dio Protidin”, Dr. Hoque’s favorite song, which is also one of the popular songs of DCI Goodwill Ambassador and legendary singer, Sabina Yasmin.

The children were joined by DCI officials and Sun Child Home staff at the organization’s head office in Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Hoque thanked everyone for their warm wishes and reiterated his commitment to building a healthy, happy Bangladesh completely free from child labor and blindness. About Dr. Hoque Born in 1964 in Bangladesh, Dr. Ehsan Hoque graduated from Rajshahi Medical College in 1987. Over the course of his career, Dr. Hoque has worked at numerous institutes around the world including Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (Bangladesh), Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital (Bangladesh), Asahikawa Medical University (Japan), University of Western Ontario (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), and Yale University School of Medicine (USA). Dr. Ehsan Hoque founded DCI in 2003 at Yale University. The organization is dedicated to finding solutions to poverty, hunger, child labor and preventable blindness. Through his leadership, DCI expanded to Bangladesh in 2005, and currently supports development initiatives in partnership with organizations in four countries, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Nicaragua with the motto “Children helping Children”. Dr. Hoque is dedicated to promoting child rights and improving the health and welfare of underprivileged children, devoting 100 percent of his time and effort to this vital mission. Dr. Hoque has received numerous academic honors and awards in recognition of his humanitarian work. Most recently, Dr. Hoque was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Rajshahi Medical College and ATN Bangla in Bangladesh in appreciation of his outstanding contribution to humanity. DCI officials in Bangladesh said that Dr. Ehsan Hoque is a source of inspiration for others. His 53rd birthday was an occasion to recall DCI’s extraordinary achievements and his critical role in the organization’s success.