New York, NY – May 6th, 2023 – Khan’s Tutorial celebrates proud mothers during Khan’s Tutorial’s Mother’s Day event, honoring mothers of college and career-bound students who have made significant impacts in their respective fields. The event occurred on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at Khan’s Tutorial Jackson Heights, located at 37-26 74th Street, Floor 2, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
The celebration featured a range of distinguished community leaders, elected officials, and the families of Khan’s Tutorial. The honorees for this year’s event include the mothers of Dr. Niloy Iqbal Jafar, MD, Ph.D. (Montefiore Surgery Residency), Dr. Odreka Ahmed, MD (Emergency Medicine Residency), Sabrina Binte, MBA (UBS), Mohammed Hossain, MBA (Kinetic Health Care), Dr. Fatin Ishraq, MD (Pediatrics Residency), and Dr. Shankha Chakrobarty, MD (Anesthesia, Northshore LIJ).
Quotes from the Event!
“We believe that the spirit of motherhood and family should be celebrated and honored,” said Dr. Ivan Khan, CEO of Khan’s Tutorial. “These distinguished mothers of college and career-bound students are an inspiration to us all, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor them at our Mother’s Day event,” added Tasneem Imam Khan, MPH, Chief Operating Officer at Khan’s Tutorial.
“All the honorees are mothers of Khan’s Tutorial students who have attended the program since early childhood. Throughout the years, these exceptional mothers brought their children to me, my late husband Dr. Mansur Khan, our son Ivan and our many centers every summer for the summer program, and prepared them for every major exam, including State Exams, Specialized High School Exam, the SAT and Regents. I am incredibly proud to see the proud mothers whose children are set to graduate and become outstanding members of society”. – Nayeema Khan, Chairperson of Khan’s Tutorial
“For them to grow we have to be there for them and understand them. Even though disagreements are bound to happen, it is our responsibility as mothers to guide them down the right path. My daughters attended Khan’s with Dr. Khan and went on to Stuyvesant and Hunter High School. Later they attended NYU, and Wellesley, and completed Medical School and their Masters’s Degree in Education. I am so grateful to reach this point in their lives”. – Mother of Doctor Odreka Ahmed, MD & Ms. Onema Ahmed, Master in Education
“We just can’t let our children go. We have to be in their lives from beginning to end whether it’s for education or just for their well-being. Mothers and fathers have to guide them [children] and help them through their journey outside of just education.” – Mother of Sabrina Binte, MBA
“I was able to put my son with Khan’s Tutorial in full confidence knowing such a great place created by Dr. Mansur Khan, Nayeema Khan, Ivan, and Nipa [Tasneem Imam Khan]. My son was able to become a doctor because of the guidance they received from Khan’s.” – Mother of Dr. Niloy Iqbal Jafar, MD, Ph.D
“Dr. Mansur Khan gave my son guidance on how to talk, how to teach, and how to ultimately hold themselves in a professional setting. The teachings of Dr. Khan, Nayeema Khan, Ivan, and Nipa [Tasneem Imam Khan] guided them throughout their lives to achieve success.” – Mohammed Hossain, MBA & Taseen Khan, Finances Manager & Senior Director
“Khan’s Tutorial creates opportunities for children to achieve what we couldn’t at their age. As proud parents our success live on with them.” – Catalina Cruz, New York State Representative
Khan’s Tutorial Mother’s Day Event!
The event was a memorable experience for everyone in attendance, with plenty of opportunities for networking and connecting with other like-minded individuals. Attendees indulged in inspiring talks, interactive activities, and opportunities to connect with other Khan’s Tutorial community members.
The distinguished mothers who received official certificates and medals for their college-bound children are listed below. On behalf of the entire team at Khan’s and the Bangladeshi community, we salute these families and commend them on their outstanding achievements!
The Mothers that were Celebrated!
Tanzina Bilkis (Taseen Tanzil – Sophie Davis, Macaulay Honors College, Stony Brook University, City College of NY, Brooklyn College, Hofstra, SUNY University at Buffalo, Stevens Institute of Technology, & NYIT)
Saima Sultana (Shafiul Haque – Brown, UPenn, Binghamton, & Stony Brook)
Hasna Hena (Samen Hossain – Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Brown, UPenn, Stevens, Binghampton, Stonybrook, City College, & Hofstra)
Fahmida Ahmad (Tasneem Ahmed – NYU Tandon School of Engineering)
Alif Laila (Alisha Zaman – New York University, UMich, & Macaulay Honors at CCNY)
Swetha Singavarapu (Shreya Daggolu – New York University (NYU), Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College, City College of New York, Stony Brook, & St. John’s University)
Hasna Jahan Chowdhury (Farhan Rashid – Queens, MIT, NYU, Stonybrook, & Baruch)
Anita Datta (Anika Datta – NYU, Stony Brook, Hofstra, & SJU)
Maharufa Ahmed (Mahzabin Ahmed – NYU, RIT, RPI, Stonybrook, Bing, CUNY, & Carnegie Mellon)
Shahin Akhter (Ishraq Basher – NYU)
Rumana Moni (Namira Hossain – NYIT BS DO 7 years program, Stony Brook, Adelphi, & Fordham)
Rasima Nasrin (Samiha Nasrin – University of Michigan)
Samsun Irin (Sumyaha Aispy – Drexel, Temple, Thomas Jefferson, & Saint Joseph)
Najmun Begum (Mritika Rahman – George Washington, Binghamton, & Stony Brook)
Mahfuja Akter (Alif Rahman – Macaulay Honors at Hunter, & Stony Brook)
Hongai Xia (Angel Tang – Wellesley College, RPI, Fordham, Binghamton, & Stony Brook)
Sunita Singha (Anindita Das – Fordham)
Sangita Bairagi (Argha Roy – NYIT, St. Johns, & Drexel)
Trina Yousuf (Rysha Alvi – SJU & Fordham)
Resma Nasrin (Samiha Nasrin – UMich)
Shahana Zaman (Shad Talha – Stony Brook, Fordham, CUNYs, UBuffalo, & UAlbany)
Nusrat Jahan (Nazifa Hyder – St Johns, Pace, Fordham, Hunter, Baruch, City, andBrooklyn)
Nandita Sarkar (Joyeeta Dey – Penn State, Hunter, Drexel, Bing)
Sabiha Masud (Anzaara Tanjim – Bing, Stony, Fordham, Baruch, Adelphi, Hunter, CCNY, UBuffalo, and St. John’s)
Stacy Hyman (Jaydon Thompson – RIT)
Tahmina Chowdhury (Tahia Aumi – Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Albany, & Binghamton University)
Yocasta Bakshi (Isabelle Baksh – Drezel, Stony Brook University, & UCONN)
Congratulations to all our Mothers who have continuously supported and sacrificed for their children and families. Thank you for all of your encouragement.
Happy Mother’s Day from Khan’s Tutorial!