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Expatriates in Canada for upholding Bangladesh heritage

DHAKA, March 11, 2017 (BSS) - Speakers at a joint meeting of leading Bangladeshi associations in the Canadian city of Edmonton yesterday called for upholding the spirit of Liberation War and native heritage and culture.

Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton (BCAE) president M Laskar, former presidents Kazi Awrangajeb and Dr M Motiur Rahman, Research Fellow of Alberta University Dr Mosfiqur Rahman, Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta (BHESA) President Mashod Bhuiyan, Vice-President-Faisal Bhuiyan and former general secretary of BHESA and president of MJMF Bangladesh Sports Club, among others, addressed the meeting, said a press release here today.

Bangladesh Press Club of Alberta president and Muktijoddha Sangsad, Canada, executive Delwar Jahid chaired the meeting.

In his address, Delwar Jahid called upon all the expatriate organizations of Bangladesh to celebrate the traditional festivals of homeland to uphold own heritage and culture before the world as 'Mangol Shobhajatra' has earned the UNESCO recognition as world heritage.

He also urged the community people to come forward to make united efforts to achieve the objectives of the community development as in conjunction with increasing public demand, the associations are facing challenges of greater unity. "Greater unity is a must for our progress," he said adding the important component of community work is connecting together with the spirit of unity and equality.

Referring to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, Delwar Jahid, said there is a cultural commitment in implementation of 21st February and Mongal Shobhajatra (Bengali New Year).

He urged the community organizations to change attitude towards each other and should give proper value to others to achieve Vision of establishing Bangladesh Centre, Bangla School, Music School, Arabic Learning, Celebrations of Heritage Festivals and promotion of sports in Edmonton.

A first formal meeting of this kind was organized by Bangladesh Press Club of Alberta to improve the standard of voluntary services.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)