Zarifah Zahan
. India . joined October, 2021

Zarifah Zahan

About

Being born as a girl in conservative Muslim lower class family, it has always been tough to stand for education throughout. But my consistency opened a door when I secured rank 54 & 31 in 10th and 12th board exam respectively. Relying on the govt scholarships, I completed graduation in Electronics engineering. Since then, I have been working in an MNC. Till date, I have been the fifth person from my village and the first woman, who is doing a job after completing graduation.
Being a victim of oppression, my motto has been to raise voice for female empowerment & equality. I believe 'Pen is mightier than sword', therefore I have chosen poetry and blogging as my way of expression.
I have received several awards for these writings.  Woman Employee award at office, Rewa Honourary Bina Dutta Smriti Puroskar -2019 (Poetry), Story Mirror 'Yes you can write season 2'- Audio, "Yes,you can write season 2" - "Author of the week" are few out of the crowd.
I have two published poetry books, "Andhokarer Kono Rong bodh Nei" & "Mondo Saidati" where the second book grabbed attention for voicing out the torments girl face in the name of rituals, religion & social traits. Additionally, several poems/write ups published in renowned bengali magazines like Sananda, Krittibas etc. I was also a former blogger for digital version of renowned bengali newspaper "Ei Samay". I am also a painter, have a youtube channel where I make people listen Audio stories.
I have taken responsibilities for education of two underprivileged girls.
 
My vision and mission is to stand for women empowerment using the tool of education. I dream of a future when no parent will lament for girl child, nobody will secretly opt for female foeticide, nobody will use religion, rituals or social traits to suppress women's progress.

View Details

    • City :
    • Kolkata

    • State :
    • West Bengal

    • Category :
    • Multi Talent

    • Email ID:
    • zarifahzahan@gmail.com

    • Profession:
    • Software Engineer

    • Education
    • Bachelor in Technology

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Project Details

 1. "Impacting Lives" : Swapna and Sonali are the 2 young girls from Sunderbans and Uttarpara respectively, of whom the educational responsibilities are being been taken care of.


2. "Amphan Relief" : money, food and clothes were distributed in the Angan hit villages in Sundarban, West Bengal.

3. "Child Care Home" : monthly food supplies for a girls' child care home.
 
These are the few glimpses of work done by our NGO. 
 
As an individual, I always pen down my opinion on women and social issues by poetry or by blogging. I do painting and handcrafts on flower pots in leisure. Just because conservative family frowns a lot in the name of modelling, I participated in a pageant for the first time deliberately and came as Top 10 finalist amongst 1500 candidates. I am an youtuber and a self-taught baker alongside.

Achievements

 1. Woman Employee award in office at Womens day,2017 

2. Three time accolades received for good work in office.

3.Yugo-Sagnik Award, 2016. 
4. Rewa Poetry Competition-1st position , 2017.
5. Dewa Saradiya Award, 2017
6.Rewa Honourary Bina Dutta Smriti Puroskar -2019 (Poetry).
7. Story Mirror 'Yes you can write season 2'- Audio-1st position,2020. 
8. Nomination for Story Mirror presents 'Author of the year' Award
9.Winner-Sananda 'Ma o Meye Contest', 2021
10.'Jiya Penfight'-Winner
11. Top 10 Finalist - Max Sananda Nabanita Paegent 2017
12. Published books : "Andhokarer Kono Rong bodh nei" & "Mando Saidati"
13. Accolades got from renowned bengali poet for "Mando Saidati" as all poems in this book protest against Muslim girls oppression in the name of religion.
 (https://www.guruchandali.com/comment.php?topic=18621)
14. 'Literary Lieutenant' by Story Mirror for promoting literature.
 
https://www.facebook.com/sanandamagazine/videos/153148593307329/
 

Complete Business Details

 http://hhok.in/our-team/

Apart from working as Assistant Consultant, I am also working as advisor for NGO "Helping Hand of Kolkata". Kindly check the above url to know more about the details, we, as a team are working upon.

Writing poetry & blogs in different magazines, webzines are the tablets for running my soul.

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