Rehana Ashequr Rahman is an elected Managing Board Member of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for last three terms. She is also the elected Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Rangpur Unit, unanimously elected for successive terms from 2009. She is also a Life Member of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
Since long she has been involved in philanthropic activities in various capacities. As the eldest daughter of Late Mr. M. A. Haque, Member of Parliament, a prominent writer, noted social worker and a former Minister Govt. of Bangladesh, she established M. A. Haque Foundation. The Foundation regularly arranges Seminars, Discussion Programmes on various social issues like reduction of poverty, alleviation of gender gap, affording voice to the voiceless, stimulation of issues of young minds etc. and granting financial assistance and scholarships to needy and meritorious students.
She is the Chairperson of the NGO-DAPPE (Direct Action for Alleviation of Poverty and Protection of Environment). It deals with rural women, promotes skill development and capacity building and encourages them in producing compost fertilizer; maintain healthy hygiene, good sanitation, nutrition and family planning etc. As Life Member of Lions Foundation and Region Chairperson of the Lions Clubs International she has been working with different humanitarian projects. She is also an active member of the Zonta Clubs International and a Member of Rotary Club of Dhaka Mavericks since its inception in 2014. She is a Life Member of Jalalabad Association.
For last twenty years she has been bringing out monthly juvenile magazine “Kishore Bhuban” to ignite the young minds and usher into them world of curiosity, knowledge and infinite happiness and help them grow robust, healthy and humane.
From her Publishing House “Kishore Bhuban Publishers” she has been translating and publishing various themes like Aesop’s Fables, popular Fairy Tales and Classics of great writers like Oscar Wild, Hans Christian Anderson and others in bangla. She has to her credit a number of Biographical Series on world’s GreatsPoets, Writers, Scholars, Scientists, Statesman, Humanist and so forth to inspire the young generation.
Ms. Rahman is a celebrity vocal artist of National TV and Radio in Bangladesh. She has to her credit a number of musical albums. She undertook a broadcasting training course at the BBC London in 1972. She is the President of Bangladesh Sangeet Parishad (National Association of Vocal Artists, Lyricists, Music Directors, Instrumentalists, and Dance Artists).
As Business Entrepreneur, she is a Director of Meghna Bank Ltd, Chairperson-Buraq International Ltd. (A Business and Trading Firm) and Director, Diesel Motors and Services (BD) Ltd.