Bandarban University Trust

Mr. Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing, MP

Chairman, Bandarban University Trust

(Honorable Minister, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh)

Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing, MP was born in an ordinary family in Bandarban Zila Sadar on January 10, 1960. His father was late Lalmohan Bahadur and mother Ma Cho Yoi – a housewife. Mr. Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing was enrolled in primary education in the year of 1965. He passed the SSC examination from Bandarban Government High School in 1976. For higher secondary he took admission in Chittagong Government College and later passed the HSC from Bandarban Government College. He successfully completed his Honors and Masters from Rajshahi University in political science. Mr. Bir Bahadur got involved with the politics of Bangladesh Chatra League (The Student Wing of Bangladesh Awami League) while studying in college. He was elected Office Secretary of Bandarban Chatra League unit and Presidium Member of the central committee of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League in his student life. He became General Secretary of Bandarban district unit Awami League in 1992 and later served as a Vice-President of the same unit. Mr. Sing also discharged responsibilities as the District Scout Commissioner. Mr. Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing was elected as the Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League’s central committee in 2002 and became a Whip in Parliament on behalf of the Awami League’s Parliamentary Party. While serving as the Organizing Secretary, he worked relentlessly to strengthen the party’s abilities in greater Chittagong divisional unit. He is lifetime member of Bandarban Press Club and the District Red Crescent unit. He was elected as a member of the Bandarban Hill District Local Government Council in 1989. He was also a key member of the Liaison Committee formed to sign the historic Peace Accord on December 2, 1997. During that time, he also acted as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry. Mr. Bir Bahadur served as the Chairman of CHT Development Board, Rangamati twice – first time in 1998 in the rank of a deputy minister and later in 2008 as a state minister. His engagement with the Board helped him to direct and monitor the huge development activities in the CHT’s health, communication, agriculture and infrastructure. Mr. Bir Bahadur was a member of the Parliamentary Committee and the Standing Committee on CHT Affairs Ministry in Ninth Parliament. He was one of the Panel Speakers of the Parliament and served as its Acting Speaker on July 22, 2013. He also chaired the Bangladesh-China Parliamentary Friendship Committee. Currently, he is the Vice-President of Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous issues. In his student life, Mr. Bir Bahadur was engaged with sports and cultural activities. Later he served as the Senior Vice-President of Bangladesh Football Federation during 1998-2001 and became the Chairman of Bangladesh Football Referee Committee, and organized football tournaments at regional and national levels successfully. He was the head of Bangladesh Football Team during the FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Malaysia in 1997. Moreover, he served as the chief of Bangladesh team’s Olympic mission in 2000 in Australia. Mr. Bir Bahadur accompanied Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her France tour to receive the UNESCO Peace Award, while inaugurating the London-New York flight of Biman Bangladesh and at the United Nations General Assembly in the USA. Mr. Bir Bahadur visited China in 2006 as a member of the Awami League team on invitation of Communist Party of China. He also travelled to Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Cambodia to attend state-level functions. Mr. Bir Bahadur is accorded with national award for his contribution in tree plantation. He is awarded “Dhoritri Bangladesh” for peace and development. Besides, he is special awarded by the South Asian Cultural Forum for his contribution to the culture. He is also acclaimed as an educationist. He has been serving as a Senate member of Chittagong University since 2010. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time in 1991 and five consecutive times – in 1996, 2001, 2008, 2014 and latest during December 30, 2018 national election from Bandarban constituency (parliamentary seat 300). For his previous contribution into politics, Mr. Bir Bahadur was made the State Minister for Ministry of CHT Affairs on January 12, 2014 and become Cabinet Minister of the same Ministry on January 07, 2019 of the government formed under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mr. Bir Bahadur got married to May Hla Prue in 1992. They are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. Elder son U Shing Hay (Robin) is studying Bar-at-Law; younger son Thowai Shwe Wang (Romeo) is an Undergraduate student while the only daughter Mya Mya Khing (Venus) is a college student at Feni Girl's Cadet School and College.

Mr. Kyaw Shwe Hla

Co-Chairman, Bandarban University Trust

(Chairman, Bandarban Hill District Council)

Honorable Mr. Kyaw Shwe Hla was born in the year of December 25, 1963 at Amtali Para of Rowangchhari Upazila, Alekhang Mouza of Bandarban district. Presently his permanent resident is in Bandarban Sadar, Ujani Para. His father’s name is (Late) May Aung Master and his mother’s name is Wang Bai Khai. He is a proud father of two sons and a daughter. He started his educational life in the Government Don Bosco School. Later, in the year of 1982 he passed SSC from Sri Pur Harana Bid High School. In the year of 1984, he also passed HSC from Chittagong Rangunia, Imam Gazzali College.

Participation in Sports & Social Activities:
Sl No. Name & address of Institution Name of Position & Time Duration
০1. Eagle Sporting Club, Bandarban Sadar Founder, President.
০2. Judo & Karate Club, Bandarban Sadar. Founder, President.
০3. Royal Artist Group Founder, President.
০4. District Sports Institute, Bandarban. Member (Currently)
০5. Bangladesh Karate Federation (Past) Vic-President,(Currently)Secretary
০6. Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) Co-Chairman (Development & Research)
07. Chamber of Commerce, Bandarban. President.
08. Daily Sangu President of Secretaries
09. Eagle Wood Ltd. Bandarban Chairman
10. Center for Human Development Founder
11. Bandarban University Co-Chairman
Statement of Special Honor &Award:
Sl No. Name of Honor/Award & year of Achievement Brief Statement of Honor/Award
০1. National award by the Prime Minister in 2001 & 2009 for Tree Plantation in the category of Union Council, Upazila Council, Hill District Council. Two Times First Prize Award achievement for outstanding contribution on Tree Plantation
০2. Honor of Humanity by Dhoritri Bangladesh//2012 For outstanding contribution on Humanitarian Activities
০3. Award of Bangladesh Red Crescent by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society//2014 Outstanding contribution on Humanitarian Ground.
Mile-Stone activities of Political Life:
A) (Founder & President of Bandarban Volunteer Well-Fair League)
B) (Currently, The District President of Bandarban Awamileague)
C) Served responsibilities as the District Council Member of Bandarban during the period of 05/08/1997 to 06/09/2000.
D) Served responsibilities as the Chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council, during the period of 11/08/2000 to 16/02/2002.
E) Later, during the periods of 25/05/2009 to 25/03/2015 Served as The Chairman, Bandarban Hill District Council for the Second Term and from 25/03/2015 to till to date he is serving as The Chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council.
Honorable Mr. Kyaw Shwe Hla is very fortunate to tour around the countries of United States of America, Italy, China, Japan, Australia, Thailand’s, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zeeland’s.
Future Planning:
A strong enthusiasm to establish Bandarban into a rich and diverse sustainable regenerating green natural wonder of beauty so that, the next generation may live harmoniously and constitute a well-educated society.