Canadian University of Bangladesh congratulates Anusha Chowdhury for receiving prestigious “Diana Award 2022”

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Published: 7/3/2022 9:22:03 AM

Canadian University of Bangladesh congratulated Anusha Chowdhury, director of External Affairs of the university and president of “Let’s Talk Mental Health”, for receiving the prestigious “Diana Award 2022”, through her work in helping people, on Saturday on university the campus at Pragati Sarani, Dhaka. 

At the beginning of the event, Anusha was greeted with flowers and cake. Dr Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Canadian University of Bangladesh, welcomed her as the chief guest at the program, said a press release issued on Sunday.

Among others, Chowdhury Raheeb Safwan Sarafat, member of the Board of Trustees, Prof HM Zahirul Haque, vice chancellor, Prof ASM Sirajul Haque, treasurer, Prof Dr Syed Akhter Hossain, dean of the School of Science, Prof Dr Zahurul Alam, dean of the School of Business, Prof SM Arifuzzaman, head of the Department of Business Administration, Monirul Islam Rintu, director of Admission and Public Relations, and ASMG Faruk, joint registrar (registrar in-charge), were also present at the program. 

Anusha Chowdhury was announced as one of the recipients of the Diana Award 2022 for establishing a platform to shed light on mental health issues people worldwide face behind closed doors.

Anusha was awarded the prestigious Diana Award for her work as an advocate for mental health and for making dedicated efforts towards making LTMH a common platform for people suffering from the same to come together and transform their lives for the better. 

She said she aims to drive more attention toward mental health in the future. She hopes for the collaboration of mental health in the educational sectors to empower the youth in seeing the positive side of life. 

She is the first Bangladeshi to be featured on Harvard Business School online. 

Her campaign reached over 1.2 million people through the LTMH team. 

They campaigned for suicide prevention awareness month, standing up to stigma, mental health wellness for seniors, “sparkle of smile”, etc.

The future vision of LTMH involves developing an application for mobile phones for easy access to professional help.

Dhaka Tribune

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