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The Bangladesh High Commission in London has taken a special initiative to increase the flow of remittances from the UK and Ireland through official channels. A views-exchange meeting ‘Opportunities for Greater Remittance Flows from the UK and Ireland’ was organised by the high commission with representatives of money exchange houses of the UK to this end on Friday (local time). Urging British-Bangladeshis to send remittances legally, Bangladesh High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem said the government led by Sheikh Hasina announced a 2.5 percent incentive against remittances for the expatriates to encourage them to send the money through valid channels. Read more: Digital infrastructure key to attracting more remittance through legal channels, speakers say She also consulted the money exchange houses to take special initiatives to boost the flows of remittance. A remittance fair will be organised in east London to increase awareness about the official channels to send remittance, she said. The high commissioner said the representatives of the money exchange houses will be trained about the means by which they can send the remittances at a low charge by using several apps. Apart from this, community televisions, newspapers and social media will be engaged in escalating the awareness about the sending of money through valid channels, she said. The money exchange representatives tabled several problems and proposals during the meeting, which weren't specified in the high commission's press release. The high commissioner however is said to have assured them of overcoming all the hurdles. Read more: Mobile financial service providers can bring remittance directly: Bangladesh Bank
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark the great leader’s historic return to independent Bangladesh from Pakistan jail. On January 10, 1972 Bangabandhu returned home nearly one month after Bangladesh victory in the nine-month Liberation War against the Pakistani forces. A discussion meeting was organized on the occasion at the Conference Hall of the High Commission. Counsellor (Political) Md. Shafiul Alam conducted the meeting. Messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out by Minister (Press) Shaban Mahmood and Assistance Defence Adviser (Air) Md. Khairul Mamun, psc respectively. The High Commissioner in his speech recalled the help and assistance India, under the leadership of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, had extended to the 1971 War of Liberation in which three million people laid down their lives. Read more: Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day today He said Bangabandhu, in his historic address to a cheering crowd during a stopover in New Delhi on way to Dhaka, laid the foundation of the “unique relation” Bangladesh and India enjoy today. He also said Bangabandhu was the unparalleled leader in the history of Bangladesh. Marking Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day, a one minute silence was observed. A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Bangabandhu, his family and the liberation war martyrs and continued peace and prosperity of the nation. Read more: Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu: PM pays tribute at Dhanmondi-32
Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata offered special prayers on the occasion of the Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi (PBUH) on Sunday.An inhouse special Dua Mahfil was arranged after Zuhr prayers at the Mosque of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata marking the Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi.The Dua Mahfil highlighted the kindness and compassion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and his timeless guidance to mankind. Read: President hosts doa mahfil on Eid-e-Miladunnabi At the end of the Dua Mahfil, prayers were also offered for the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members martyred in 1975, martyrs of the Great War of Liberation, heroic freedom fighters, for sustaining the ongoing peace and prosperity of the country under able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also for the Premier’s long, healthy life.Enhancing the apt role of the Deputy High Commission in further strengthening the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India, prayers were also offered for better service by the Mission in the coming days.
Centre for Genocide Studies inks tripartite MoU with Taylor's University, Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur
Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with Taylor's University, Malaysia and Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The virtual MoU signing ceremony was held on Monday as a part of the Golden Jubilee of the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia. The goal behind this is to strengthen, enrich and put an official stamp on an ongoing partnership between these two countries.
Life and legacy of two contemporary political giants - Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman and former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam -have been remembered in Sydney, Australia. Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra and the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney in association with the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University organized a seminar at Parramatta South Campus Chancellery, Western Sydney University (WSU) on Wednesday. The event was a special tribute to mark the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh in Australia, said the High Commission on Thursday.
Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has introduced three dedicated mobile phone numbers to make its services easily available for the expatriate community. All Bangladeshi expatriates living in Malaysia have been informed that the High Commission will take prompt action if any request/information is received through these calls. Also read: Bangladesh signs MoU with Malaysia on LNG supply The phone numbers are - 0104303110 (Passport related), 0104303020 (Passport related) and 01126206701 (Labour & Welfare related). Any expatriate Bangladeshi can call from Monday to Friday (9.00am-5.00 pm) to avail themselves of the services.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday observed the National Mourning Day in a befitting manner. The day marks the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with 18 other members of his family on August 15, 1975. At the discussion marking the day, High Commissioner Muhammad Imran paid homage to Bangabandhu, the Greatest Bengali of All time. A special publication, ‘Bangabandhu: The Immortal Legend’ was unveiled by the High Commissioner, joined by other officers. A documentary on the life of Bangabandhu was also screened. READ: BGMEA pays homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day “While we mourn the death of Bangabandhu, we also pledge in this Mujib Borsho to turn the grief of his loss into strength and engage ourselves in building a hunger and poverty free prosperous Bangladesh,” said the High Commissioner. He said they will be able to implement the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman if and only they cherish and nurture his ideals in their heart and soul. “Now the country is no more neglected, but shown as an example of success in socio-economic development in the world.” The High Commissioner said the unfinished task of building Sonar Bangla, the dream of Bangabandhu, is being accomplished by the leadership of his able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The days programme began with hoisting of national flag at half mast, by Muhammad Imran, placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu. It was followed by reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam. A minute of silence was observed and a Doa was offered in memory of the martyrs of the 15th August. READ: Mourning Day: PM pays homage to Bangabandhu The programme was attended by Vice Chancellor of Delhi University P.C. Joshi, eminent journalist Gautam Lahiri, Colonel (Retd) Ashok Tara, foreign diplomats, bureaucrats, war veterans and friends of Bangladesh. Minister and HOC of the mission Md. Nural Islam conveyed vote of thanks.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday paid homage to Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib on the occasion of her birth anniversary. Bangamata Fazilatun Nessa Mujib was assassinated along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most members of her family on the brutal night of August 15 in 1975. The 91st birth anniversary of Fazilatun Nessa Mujib was observed with due solemnity through holding of discussion and placing wreaths at her portraits at Bangabandhu Corner at the chancery building. High Commissioner Muhammad Imran led the officers and staff of the mission in laying the wreaths.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Thursday paid homage to valiant freedom fighter Captain Sheikh Kamal on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Capt. Sheikh Kamal was assassinated along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most members of his family on the brutal night of August 15 in 1975. The 72nd birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal was observed with due solemnity through holding of discussion and placing wreaths at his portraits at Bangabandhu Corner at the chancery building. Read: Sheikh Kamal’s birthday: PM releases postage stamp Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran led the officers and staff of the mission in laying the wreaths.
A Bangabandhu Corner will be established at “Lovely Professional University” in Punjab, one of the largest private universities in India. The Bangabandhu Corner will gradually be converted into a centre as agreed by the university authorities. The decision was taken in a meeting between Muhammad Imran, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India and Ashok Mittal, Chancellor of the University, said the Bangladesh High Commission on Tuesday. The initiatives have been taken to mark the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Read: ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ established in Yonsei University Lovely Professional University has around 35 thousand students including more than three thousand foreign students from over 50 countries in its 600 – acre campus.