Bangladeshi American Mr. Shah Haleem has been accorded with the prestigious ‘Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award-2021’ by the US President Joe Biden and the White House. He is the first Bangladeshi -American to receive such distinguished Presidential award in 2021 for his life long service to the community and volunteer services in the USA.
Shah Haleem, a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor. He is an immediate former Chairperson of FOBANA, has served six years as the Chairperson of Bangladesh Association, Houston. He also served in city Mayors and county economic, international trades and social services advisory boards for many years. He worked tirelessly with his team to raise money to establish the first Bangladesh American Center in Houston which under currently construction in North America. As father and husband he teaches his family similar values for serving others first.
Expressing his feelings after receiving the prestigious award’, Shah Haleem said, “Working as a volunteer at Bangladesh Association and Bangladesh American Center, local inner city churches and non profits for social causes for the last 25 years have been big part of my life. For over 20 years, I have been involved with Houston Food Bank and a number of mainstream and local nonprofit organizations in Houston and North America to benefit poor and unfortunate families.
“Supporting needy families, working with activist groups including the fight against hate groups and social injustice, is a big part of that. This is my personal and social life.
“I received the highly prestigious “Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award’ from President Joe Biden and the White House at a ceremony in Houston on the evening of November 12, 2021. I deeply appreciate the recognition and I express my deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all for being part of my journey to social services,” he further added.