Tahmina Rahman, 23, is making a statement in various points in Dhanmondi by selling peanuts despite being a student of Lalmatia Women’s College. She is doing this by selling peanuts whilst wearing her usual attire of jeans, converse and navy blue shirt with white headphones dangling from her ears, reports Banglanews24. “Kotha”, as called by Tahmina’s family and friends, is making a point that work should be treated as work regardless of how much money can be earned through it.
Despite being offered a chance to go to Malaysia for higher studies, she stood her ground and wished to do something for her country.
She buys the peanuts for 80-90 taka per kilogram and processes them at home after which she sells them, making about 200-250 taka per day for only a few hours of work.
She was inspired by the “Dream Van” by Tajul Islam Likhon and wishes to convey the message to every student that every type of work deserves respect and should not be looked down upon.