Today, Bangladesh has many national and international problems. Some of them have been identified and some have not. And by some it’s not even considered as a problem. Interestingly we are bypassing a ‘burning’ issue or may be trying to ignore that as a secondary concern. Some of us are confused and looking for ways out.

We are talking about our own homes. As we say ‘Courtesy begins at home’; ‘Beating also begins at home’; ‘Attitude towards ‘living being’, ‘Democracy’ and so on. In fine, ‘All begins at home’. Our focus would be on ‘middle class homes’; both in the urban and non-urban areas. Because, our country is mainly wheeled on middle classes. Bangladesh’s steadily growing middle class, estimated at over 10-15 per cent of the population, should not take long to become 20 per cent in the near future. Although the size is not that big, they are more pivotal than rest of our population. Majority of the policy makers and professionals belong to this class. They control bureaucracy, defense, education, judiciary and what not? They enjoy definite advantages everywhere and that is secured via a variety of means. But unfortunately there remain some flaws in the way they are treating humans working under their care. This is probably an unintentional consequence of the existing system. Reaching and inspiring their ‘root of attitude’ could bring a huge socio-political change.
Bangladeshi middle class people possess some special attitudes. Majority of their houses keep domestic helping hands – usually ‘1-2’ in number. Regarding transportation they are very sensitive. Many bear a vehicle with a driver; but prefer to enjoy a non-private one. Overall, they wish an easy transport very much for their families. They love to maintain a distinct distance with their helping hands (domestic or outside like ‘gardener, sweeper, security guards’ etc.). They do not like to clean their own clothes or rooms – either home or offices. They are highly dependent on peons and cleaners outside their homes. Although they claim themselves as religious, they are very careless about their employee’s human rights. Some of them unconsciously consider misuse of time when helping hands (especially drivers) wish to attend prayers – either inside or outside at Mosque, Temple or churches.
Most of people in this region are not aware that how these problems affect the whole scenario of the society – as well the whole nation. We are focusing on few of these problems because it is important for the people of Bangladesh to know these issues. In fact, these are not creating few problems but ultimately these are spreading endless troubles.

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  1. Shah Jahan says:

    In good olden days the helping hands used to be treated as part of family. I do remember ..we used call them vai (brother) / Chacha (uncle) or Chachi etc. But with new social system these are changed. Children are taught to call them by name. This has lead to the idea that they are untouchables. I think activity of SHOMMAN should also include the schools where the children gets their first formal education.

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