It has been two years for Prothom Alo in New York and the rest of North America. It has been a good two years. Our expatriate brothers and sisters have stood firmly by Prothom Alo and that is our biggest achievement. That has given us strength. This support from our readers, advertisers, well-wishers and everyone has been a source of inspiration for us.
We, the people of Bangladesh, are moving forward at home and abroad. Bangladesh has achieved significant economic and social success. There are so many Bangladeshis living overseas and we know they struggle to succeed in these alien places. Their successes are a great encouragement to us.
Second-generation Bangladeshis are doing well too all over the world, including in New York and the rest of the US and North America. These young second-generation Bangladeshis are making strides in all fields – medicine, engineering, teaching, law, police, technology and other professions.
Over the last few days I have met many such young persons in Jackson Heights, Jamaica, the Bronx and Brooklyn. I have spent a lot of time with them. It has been a pleasure, a delight.
It feels good to see how a large chunk of New York’s grocery business is controlled by Bangladeshis. Bangladeshis also are ahead when it comes to public transport like taxicabs and Uber. These expats in the US are proving just how hardworking and creative Bangladeshis are.
Prothom Alo wants to remain steadfast by the side of our expatriate brothers and sisters. And as a news media, Prothom Alo always wants victory for Bangladesh. We always say that with conviction. At home and abroad, we want victory for Bangladesh.
We look forward to all of you, our readers, our journalists, our advertisers, our newspaper distributors and well-wishers, to remain with Prothom Alo.
* Matiur Rahman is the editor of Prothom Alo.