Bangladeshi Expatriates in UK Celebrate V-Day

    Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX
    Monday, 17th Dec 2007

    Bangladeshi expatriates in the UK Sunday celebrated the 36th Victory Day in a festive manner along with raising funds for Sidr victims.

    Different socio-cultural organisations organised discussion meetings, cultural programmes and Doa Mahfils at many places in the United Kingdom, marking the Victory Day, according to a message received here today.

    Bangladesh Association Liverpool organised a discussion meeting at its office premises. Hundreds of Bangladeshis and foreigners took part in the function.

    Association president Mahmud Hussain presided over the discussion meeting. Former Bangladesh Prime Minister's Assistant Press Secretary and journalist M Mushfiqul Fazal, clinical fellow of Royal Liverpool Hospital Dr Hani Hassan, coordinator of Ummah Welfare Trust Amjad Yusuf spoke at the meeting as guest speakers.

    Mumin Khan and Wahidul Islam also spoke at the function conducted by Jamshed Alam, general secretary of the Liverpool Bangladesh Association.

    The speakers said that as Bangladeshis they feel proud since the nation attained independence through nine months  front line battle.

    The V-Day discussion turned into a fund-raising event as a good number of Bangladeshis and foreigners donated money for the Nov 15 Sidr victims.

    The Association decided to distribute the money jointly with Ummah Welfare Trust in the UK and Human and Environment Welfare Association in Dhaka.
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