LOCAL businessman, activist, preacher and Commissioner of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), Haji Dr. Roshan Khan has launched a book comprising his speeches, letters to the editor and articles.
According to Khan, “My words, My vision, My thoughts”, is not his first publication, but rather his third, which has been in the making for a while now.
“My words are always words of beauty and joy; words of goodwill. Spanning over a decade, you have seen my personal reflections, and the vision for the development of our beloved country, Guyana, which has been publicished in the form of letters to the editors, special articles, magazines,” Khan highlighted.
Back in 1979, no one would have guessed that Haji Roshan Khan’s life would have turned out the way it has today. Being fired from his job seemed like the end of the world, but the incident turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Editor of Khan’s book, Gwen Evelyn stated that this was the point when he turned his bad experience into the bridge between dreaming and doing.
“With just 7 dollars and 50 cents to his name, he decided to start a security business and make it a success. It was a lonely, stressful, and all-consuming path, but his revolutionary approach helped him to break all barriers in the security industry. Today, RK’s Guyana Security Service stretches across the length and breadth of Guyana, and his group of companies has expanded to include real estate and vehicle sales,” she said reading from an excerpt on the foreword of the book .
Khan’s wife describes him as prolific, tenacious, hardworking and dynamic. For anyone that knows him, when he sets his mind on a task, there is no turning back, she said.
“As the saying goes: What you can conceive, and believe, you can achieve… My husband conceived and believed, but he has certainly achieved. As you read and flip through the pages of this book, you will find that it will enrich your knowledge, and enhance your understanding of events that have transpired in Guyana. You will see, also, someone who has repeatedly stood for what is right; someone who took a stand for the vulnerable, and someone who always put Guyana first,” she opined.
“The fact that Roshan built a business from the ground up, and turned it into a security industry colossus is enough to generate public interest in his words, vision and thoughts on national issues. But his social commentary is even more valuable, because it helps to guide the national discourse that fuels the decisions that push the nation forward. His lifelong goal is to deliver peace, enlightenment and happiness to Guyana and the world. This mission took him to many nations, and brought him eye-to-eye with prominent leaders,” Evelyn further stated.
“Roshan never lost sight of the importance of continued learning and innovation. He interacts with positive, inspired people without regard for their race, creed, wealth, education or social background. And, above all, when Haji Roshan Khan has something to say, he is not afraid to say it,” she said.