Appeal to Oppose Phulbari Coal Project
In conjunction with the people of Phulbari, Bangladesh and NGOs around the world, AID/WATCH is calling on its supporters to let Australian decision makers know how much of a bad idea this project is...Details...
Sent by Tito Scohel
Press Release: Parramatta Mosque Project
The fund raising dinner for Parramtta Mosque Project held on 27-Apr-2008 was a great success. It was attended by many people including representatives of Prime Minister of Australia and Premier of NSW. Including commitments and interest free loans a total of $245,000 was raised on the night. Money raised so far is $745,000. This is about a third of the total money required for the project. Sent by Mizan Choudhury
Bangladesh Society for Puja and Culture Inc presents youth drama Passageways of Suburbia on 3-May-2008 at Polish Club, Ashfield .....Poster....
4-May-2008, Sunday, 9:30 am, Village Green, Blacktown
Amitabh will play Mujib!
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his celebrity family members have all tentatively agreed to take part in a film based on the life of Bangladesh's founding leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman...Details...
Sent by Kamrul Ahsan Khan, Canberra
Youth Play: Passageways of Suburbia
Sponsored by Bangladesh Society for Puja and Culture young boys and girls staged a play "Passageways of Suburbia" at the Polish Club, Ashfield on 3-May-2008. The play is about the issues and conflicts of growing up with two different cultures. Play back sound track was used for the dialogue. That's a big no no for stage play. Direction could have benefited getting advice from experienced people. Overall, a great effort.
Good Morning Bangladesh 2008 (Blacktown)
Breakfast organised by Bangladeshi community in and around Blacktown to raise funds for NSW Cancer Council was held on Sunday, 4-May-2008. Attended by a large number of people the program raised $4250.05 (including on-line donations). Photos... Money raised by year...
!> Bangladesh High Commission
A Letter from the Acting High Commissioner
Bangladesh High Commission
Press Release on Brisbane Consular Camp
Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra will organize consular camps twice a year in Brisbane. The first consular camp will be organized on
!!>AID/WATCH is pleased to be hosting a Climate Change and Development speaking tour of Bangladeshi academic Prof. Anu Muhammad during May 12-23rd. The tour will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Katoomba and the Hunter Valley. When and Where... About Phulbari Coal Project...
Details... Sent by Flint Duxfield, AID/WATCH
11-May-2008, Sunday, 9:30 am, Glenfield Hall, Glenfield
An appeal to the United Nations
Recently, I met a Bangladeshi sister Councillor Lutfa Begum in
East London. She is organising a petition to be sent to
the United Nations this July (2008). I supported and signed the petition myself. I appeal to every Bangladeshi to sign the attached petition. If you have queries, please contact Cllr. Lutfa begum at Cllr.Lutfa.Begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk - Nahid Kabir, Perth The petition...
!!> Cyclone Shelter Meeting
Bangladesh Australia Disaster Relief Committee (BADRC) held a special meeting on Sunday 11-May-2008 at Ermington to discuss the possibility of building a cyclone shelter in Bangladesh. Acting High Commissioner Mr. Restadul Islam came up with the idea. He presented a step by step action plan to implement the project and offered his voluntary services to act as the liaison point in Bangladesh. He will be returning to Dhaka next month. BADRC has raised about 40,000 dollars through post Sidr fund raising activities. Cyclone Shelter project will cost around 150 to 200 thousand dollars. Committee decided to go ahead with the project. Further details of the project will be announced soon.... Photos...
Open Forum - Topic: Cyclone Shelter
High Commission Moves to New Location
Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra, will move to the following address with effect from 1-Jun-2008...Details...
!!!!>Good Morning Bangladesh - Glenfield
Breakfast program to raise funds for NSW Cancer Council, Good Morning Bangladesh (Glenfield) was held on 11-May-2008. A total of $1385.00 was raised. Money raised by year...
!> Prof. Anu Muhammad at Melbourne
!!!!!!> Petition for Muslim Cemetery
Riverstone Muslim Cemetery is the only burial ground available to the muslims in the Inner and North West of Sydney. With 5 to 8 burials every week it is getting full very fast. Department of Lands will hold a community consultation on 4-Jun-2008 to discuss sustainable burials in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area. Riverstone Muslim Cemetery Board would like to present its case for a new muslim cemetery. Please sign the attached petition and send it to the address given on the form...Petition...
!!>Bangladesh ranks number one peaceful country in South Asia
Sent by Alamgir from Newbury