Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: October 7, 2016 , 11:20 pm | Category: WORLD
Broadcasting News Corporation:The Bangladesh High Commission in London hosted the “Summit Bangladesh Evening” on 06 October 2016 at the prestigious Nehru Centre in the heart of the city. It was dedicated to the freedom fighters and martyrs of the 1971 Bangladesh war.
The programme was originally named “Summit Evening of Young Bangladeshi performers,” but changed as the four young men could not come due to visa complexities.
Nadeem Qadir, Minister (Press), organised and anchored the programme, while British-Bangladeshi artists Shammem Azad, Srity Azad, Gouri Chowdhury, Hashi Rani and Sobira Sultana Sonia presented their numbers which was cheered by the crowd.
Khandaker M. Talha, the acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh, in his speech said that the high commission would like to host more such programmes in collaboration with the Nehru Centre.
“This programme will showcase Bangladesh and its talents,” he added. Talha also thanked Minister (Press) Nadeem Qadir for organising the event.
Nehru Centre assistant Director Ms. Vibhaji said she was delighted to give the venue for the event and looked forward to more such programmes, even on a joint-venture
Qadir, in his introductory remarks said, he was happy to be able to organise the programme, the first ever by the high commission in the Nehru Centre.
He said he missed the four young talents who could not come as their visas were refused despite submitting all papers from the high commission.
“We will bring them soon,” he asserted.
He said the programme has three dimensions — too present Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Golden Bengal, give the young talents a platform to the British audience and bridge Bangladeshis and British-Bangladeshis.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in particular wants that Bangladesh and its youths are projected properly, Qadir added.
He thanked the sponsors Summit Communications Ltd from Dhaka and London’s Tower Hamlets, London Tradition, Hillside Travels, Sonali Business Centre, Faith Printers, Qunatum securities, JMG Cargo, BBCCI, Bangla TV and Hamlets Training Centre.
Media partners were Bangla TV, Weekly Jonomot and Betar Bangla.
A seven-minute documentary sent by the four absent Bangladeshi performers was also screened.
A second show is set for 09 October in East London’s Brady Arts Centre.