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Jalil Khan, the Irreplaceable Aide to Bangladeshi Immigrants in USA

Jalil Khan, USA licensed
Professiona Engineer
working with California
Department of Transportation
(CALTRANS), the most leading
Government Transportation
Agency in the world and deals
with million miles of Freeway as
well as millions of Traffic every
day and maintains
38000 Bridges / Flyovers

Khan hails from the Nanguly Village, Upzila Nalchity, Jhalakathi. He is the son of Md. Ali Azim Khan and the youngest out of four brothers. He obtained his B.Sc. Engineering from BUET, Bangladesh.
Jalil Khan is the Past President of American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architect (AABEA), Southern California Chapter. As president and Job Committee Chairman of AABEA, he helped many people including engineers to find jobs. At present more than 200 NRB Engineers are working in Caltrans. He contributed and worked hard for job placement for the new immigrants including engineers.
Jalil Khan is the founder and President of the Bangladesh American Sheriff Advisory Council (BASAC). In the year 2006, Jalil Khan with other Community Leaders, moved to establish a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bangladeshi-American Advisory Council (BASAC).
Also Jalil Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of Bangladesh American Political Action Committee (BAPAC), established in the year 2005. BAPAC organized many fundraising events and raised about $100,000.00 in electing Mr. Villaraigosa as Mayor of great City of Los Angeles.
Subsequently in the year 2007 BAPAC members joined forces with other community members and actively participated in the campaign process for Presidential election of President Obama.
For the past few years Jalil Khan is actively involved in volunteering for many fundraising events and election campaign and for the last few years Bangladeshi Community Leaders joined hands with Jalil Khan for many Fundraising events for Congressmen in California. Notably Bangladeshi Community Leaders have involved themselves in fundraising for mainstream politicians of US Congress with US Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Chief Guest, and thus, the Speaker of US Congress very much recognizes Bangladesh and our causes in Congress.
In the year 2007 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was the Chief Guest at the Bangladesh Parade Day in Los Angeles. Jalil Khan convinced the Mayor to declare a portion of Business district as “Little Bangladesh”. Now Little Bangladesh is being recognized by and officially declared by the City Council of Los Angeles. This is milestone achievement for Bangladeshis living in USA and they are proud to find themselves in the World Map! “Little Bangladesh” Sign was installed on Freeway 101 at Vermont Avenue Exit for the recognition of Little Bangladesh Community. With intense negotiation for two years and massive fundraising needed for sign installation, Jalil Khan was successful finally to put Bangladesh in World map.
Jalil Khan served twice as the President of Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG), Los Angeles Section. He is the first South Asian to be elected in such an honorary position, previously he also served as the Secretary. He was the elected President having 4000 Engineer members for the State of California from all over the World. Re elected President of PECG (Professional Engineers in California Government) in the year 2019.
After Cyclone SIDR hit Bangladesh, Jalil Khan with other BAPAC Directors (Dr. Saiful Islam and Shafiul Islam) raised more than 20.000.00 dollars and directly distributed among the victims.
Jalil Khan also involved with Friends of South Asian American Communities (FOSAAC) and is the Co-Chair (FOSAAC) for Bangladesh. During Democratic Primary he participated in fund raising for the Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and raised quarter million dollars.
Jalil Khan is one of the Directors of “BACHAO”, a non profit Organization, provides funding for the education of distressed & needy children of Bangladesh. Last year BACHAO funded about $140,000.00 for very poor children of slums and the others who do not have means to get education & survive. BACHAO is also actively involved in protecting & saving children from early child marriage, in the District of Jessore alone 1400 children were saved from early child marriage. To view BACHAO’s activities please visit: www.BACHAOhelp.org
Jalil Khan is the founding Convenor of NRB (Non-Resident Bangladeshi) Council USA. NRB Council is being established for promoting many concerns and issues of Immigrants from Bangladesh living in many different countries of the world. NRB Council USA requested Bangladesh Government to set up a Bangladesh Overseas Facilitation Center (BOFC) for the benefit of Non-Resident Bangladeshis. NRB Council USA proposed that The Ministry of Expatriate’s Welfare and Overseas Employment in association with Board of Investment should form a Facilitation Center, which will act as “one-stop-shop” for addressing all the queries of the Non-Resident Bangladeshis regarding opportunities available in the country.
Engineer Jalil Khan is the recipient of awards like the Golden Hat award from AABEA for contributing in mainstream American politics for the benefit of Bangladesh and award from Professional Engineers of California Government (PECG) for the contribution and services rendered for 4000 professional engineer members.
He was the founding Co-Convener of CONE (Convention of NRB Engineers), 2019 and successfully hosted the NRB convention of Engineers in 2019. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as Chief Guest inaugurated the Convention while about 300 NRB Engineers from 30 different countries participated in the Convention, the proposal & submitted about 60 long term / short term need based projects for the development of Bangladesh. All the Projects were compiled and published in the Journal for future reference, edited by Engineer Jalil Khan. Out of all these projects, Bangladesh Government already adapted and started implementation of very important projects such as: A Road Map to Cybersecurity Solution for Bangladesh, Ground Satellite Station for Monitoring, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Center Establishment, Dhaka Traffic Mitigation etc.
The primary purpose of the Convention of NRB Engineers (CONE 2019) was to bring the Non-Resident Bangladeshi Engineers across the World under one umbrella and help facilitate their engagement to the development of Bangladesh.

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