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Bangladesh Heritage

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Alberta's historic recognition of the Bengali New Year & Cheerful celebrations in North America

 

The Alberta New Democrat Caucus of the parliament, in collaboration with the Provincial Assembly, a historic statement was made in recognition of the Bengali New Year by Ms. Dennis Wollard, MLA. It was welcomed by a huge applause of the respected legislators.

Honorable Speaker of the House Robert E. Warner expressed his deep interest to the Bengali New Year. Mr. Mason MLA and other MLAs have introduced the guests who represent different Bangladeshi and Bengali speaking organizations in honour of Bengali New Year, which occurs on April 14 every year. Representing the Bangladesh PressClub Centre of Alberta, Delwar Jahid, the president, and Asheque Chowdury, a visiting journalist. Representing the Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta, Mohammad Bhuiyan, the president, and Ruhul Amin, the general secretary. Representing the Mahinur Jahid Memorial Foundation sports club and Bangladesh Heritage Museum, Ashan Ullah, the president; Anamur Rahman, the vice-president; and Miea Mohammad, member of the executive. Representing Asian News and Views publishing, Syfur Hasan, the editor, and Zulfiquer Ahmed, the assistant editor.

Mr. Sabir MLA has introduced three groups in his introductions to the parliament. Along with his colleagues welcomed the leaders from Alberta’s Bengali community to Edmonton to celebrate Bengali New Year in introducing to all members of this House representatives from three Bengali-Albertan organizations. First, from the Alberta Bengal society Mr. Halder, who’s vice-president; Mr. Chanda, secretary; and Mr. Chowdhury, also secretary, second, from Amra Sabai of Calgary, a nonprofit cultural organization focused on hosting cultural events and social activities which provide exposure to Bengali heritage and tradition, Mr. Datta, the president, Third, from the Southern Alberta Heritage Language Association, an organization that represents a community language school teaching over 40 languages, welcomed Mr. Vinay Dey, who’s president of that and also added that Vinay Dey ran for the NDP in Calgary for six times before Mr. Sabir ran in 2015, he thanked him for his dedication, and contributions.

The noted representatives raised and received the tradition welcome in the Alberta Assembly. That was a historic moment for Bangladesh. The Guest Gallery of Alberta and the parliament session was full to the brim.

The Bangladesh PressClub Center of the Alberta called the New Democrat Caucus to take the initiatives to recognize the Bengali New Year in Alberta. Before the session, Minister of Community and Social Services Mr. Irfan Sabir hold a luncheon meeting in honor of the Bengali leaders.

Minister Sabir in his opening speech said that Canada is a land of many cultures through the recognition of the Bengali New Year it will open a new horizon. Today is a historic day which will be remembered.

After the opening speech of the minister in this important historical and cultural event abroad, the recognition of the Bengali New Year is the first substantial discussion on the efforts of the PressClub Center of Bangladesh president Delwar Jahid.

Bengali New Year, while the statement made to the parliament of Alberta were earlier introduced by Delwar Jahid. In his speech he said, it’s the opportunity to raise the names of seniors behind the past and their contributions to immigrants with deepest respect and gratitude, he recalls Mr. Siddique Hossain, Mrs. Shahnaz Hussain, Professor MA Mannan (former Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor), Dr. NC Das, Mr. Nehal Uddin, and Dr. Ali, through the Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton, Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta, Bangladesh Students’ Association of the University of Alberta, MJMF Bangladesh Sports Club, Bangladesh Association of Calgary, and Bangladesh Association of Fort-McMary, their past and present executives and the general members for their contribution.

Jahid called the development of bilateral relations between Alberta, and emphasizes on the business growth saying Bangladesh represents Asia as a role model of development, he urged more cooperation with Bangladesh. Mashod Bhuiyan call for the united effort to make stronger community.

  • Dr. Ali, Hazara, Ashif & MJMF Nominated for the Prestigious Ekushey Heritage Award 2017 Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta (BHESA) have decided on the nominees for the Ekushey Heritage Award 2017 on January 14, 2017 in its Executive Committee meeting chaired by Mashod Bhuiyan.Honored will be three people and one organization of the community, Dr. Ali, Hazara Akter, Ashif and Mahinur Jahid Memorial Foundation (MJMF-Bangladesh Sports Club) represented by its president Ahsan Ullah.

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  • Alberta's historic recognition of the Bengali New Year & Cheerful celebrations in North America Friday, May 05, 2017

    Alberta, Canada (May 5, 2017): The Alberta New Democrat Caucus of the parliament, in collaboration with the Provincial Assembly, a historic statement was made in recognition of the Bengali New Year by Ms. Dennis Wollard, MLA. It was welcomed by a huge applause of the respected legislators. Honorable Speaker of the House Robert E. Warner expressed his deep interest to the Bengali New Year.

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  • Celebrations of Pahela Baishakh Make Bangladesh Great Again! Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Edmonton, April 17, 2017 (BHESA) - Bangladesh Community in Edmonton celebrates Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year-1424, with great enthusiasm and festivity. Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta in Canada celebrates its Heritage Festival (Bengali New Year) in a colorful manner along with other organizations.

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  • MJMF Soccer on Remembrance and Independence Day of Bangladesh Monday, March 20, 2017

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the Mahinur Jahid Memorial Foundation (MJMF Bangladesh Sports Club) organized a colorful Soccer Tournament on March 21st marking the Genocide Remembrance and Independence Day of Bangladesh at the Edmonton Killarney School premises. At the event 3 local soccer teams, the MJMF Bangladesh Sports Club, Bangladesh PressClub of Alberta (BPCA) and Bangladesh Heritage Museum met to determine a winner in the tournament. BPCA and MJMF jointly won the championship by 2-2 goals in the final play.

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  • BHESA's International Mother Language Day Celebrations Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    On January 19, 2016 the Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta (BHESA) will celebrate the upcoming International Mother Language Day 2016 with a program at the MacEwan University, City Centre Campus.

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21st February
is in Our Hearts

BHESA Booklet about International Mother Language Day 2014

BHESA Booklet about International Mother Language Day 2014

Bangladesh Heritage

BHESA's Edmonton Bichitra in a Special Edition about Bangladesh Heritage

BHESA's Edmonton Bichitra in a Special Edition about Bangladesh Heritage

Magazine of the
Bengali Community

BHESA's Edmonton Bichitra is the Voice of the Bengali Community

BHESA's Edmonton Bichitra is the Voice of the Bengali Community