Commonwealth Head Queen Elizabeth II has recognised Korvi Rakshand as the 181st Commonwealth Point of Light.
He has been recognised for his voluntary service "Volunteer for Bangladesh" helping young people take part in volunteering, said a press release.
Korvi, aged 35, launched 'Volunteer for Bangladesh', the country's largest volunteer platform with over 35,000 young people taking part in voluntary activities in their respective districts.
First set up in 2011, the platform has been critical in supporting relief efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic, with volunteers helping to distribute food to people whose livelihoods have been affected.
The platform forms part of the JAAGO Foundation, which Korvi also created and leads, which is dedicated to improving access to education for children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, including refugees based in the Rohingya camp.
The foundation runs 12 schools across the country, alongside a nationwide sponsorship programme, and has so far benefitted the lives of more than 3,500 vulnerable children.
"Our 40,000 volunteers throughout Bangladesh who have been doing amazing works to develop their community, this award shows that their hard work and dedication is significant. I hope that 'JAAGO Foundation' and 'Volunteer for Bangladesh' will keep continuing doing amazing work to create a better society and keep inspiring others to join in this great cause," said Korvi.
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson said, "My warmest congratulations to Korvi Rakshand on his Points of Light award. As I have seen for myself in a Jaago school in a poor community in Dhaka, his contribution to improving access to quality education and efforts to inspire Bangladeshi young people are outstanding. I am delighted that this award further strengthens the Brit Bangla Bondhon and the spirit of the Commonwealth in Bangladesh."