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List of Events

BOISHAKHI (Bengali New Year) Festival, London, UK
Bangla Noboborsho - Boishakhee Mela at Chicagoland, USA
Meet the leader of the opposition Sheikh Hasina IN WASHINGTON DC, USA
Baishakhi at Jersey City, NJ, USA
Meet Horable Minister Mirza Abbas in Alexandria, VA, USA
Bangla musical show featuring Srikanto Acharya in Maryland, USA
3rd Bangladesh Film Festival 2002, London, UK
BABA Mela 2002, Bay Area, California, USA
Musical evening by Anadadhara, London, UK
Unique Dance Presentation "Trishakha", USA
The Annual Science Fair of American Association of
Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects
ANONDO UTSHOB 2002 in Washington DC, USA
Banga Sammelan 2002, July 4-6, Atlanta, Georgia
Musical Night by MANNA DEY, Virginia & Washington DC, USA
Biennial Convention- 2002
for American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects
7th North America Bangla Literature and Cultural Convention 2002, Dhaka, Bangladesh
ICECE 2002 Second International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

ICECE 2002 Second International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dec 26-28, 2002


ICECE 2002 Second International Conference
on Electrical and Computer Engineering

December 26-28, 2002 BUET Dhaka, Bangladesh

The second International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE 2002) is going to be organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), with the IEEE Bangladesh Section as the technical co-sponsor. As the first conference, this one will also provide the engineers and the academia with the opportunity to explore recent developments, current practices and future trends in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Chairman, Organizing Committee:
M. M. Shahidul Hassan
Professor and Head
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Email : chairorg@eee.buet.edu
Phone: (880 2) 9665650-80 Ext 7112
Fax: (880 2) 8611594

Chairman, Technical Committee:
M. Rezwan Khan
Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Email : chairtec@eee.buet.edu
Phone: (880 2) 9665650-80 Ext 7105
Fax: (880 2) 8611594

International Advisory Committee:
Roy Billinton, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Nasir Uddin Ahmed, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mohammad A. Karim, City University of New York, USA
Kurt F. Schenk, The World Bank, USA
David Infield, Loughborough University, UK
M. A. Rahman, University of Newfoundland, Canada
A. H. Abdur Rahim, KFUPM, Saudi Arab
Tetsuo Soga, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Hussein Bin Ahmed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Saifur Rahman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
A. F. Anwar, University of Connecticut, USA
Mohammad S. Alam, University of South Alabama, USA
S. Mahfuz Aziz, University of South Australia, Australia
Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:
Power System Electrical Machines and Power Electronics Renewable Energy Signal Processing VLSI Design and Fabrication Semiconductor Materials and Devices Communication Control Systems Computer Applications Multimedia and Internet Circuits and Systems Electromagnetics

Submission Guideline:
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts between 1000-2000 words, which may include figures and diagrams. Top sheet of the extended abstract must include technical topic category, paper title, name, affiliation and full contact information including email of the author(s). The working language for the conference will be English.

Critical Dates:
Extended abstract due: May 30, 2002 Acceptance notification: July 15, 2002 Camera-ready paper due: October 1, 2002

Submission Address:
The abstract and camera ready paper should be sent to Professor M. Rezwan Khan Chairman, Technical Committee, ICECE 2002 Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Email: chairtec@eee.buet.edu

Registration fee:
Foreign participants: USD 250 Foreign students: USD 200 SAARC participants: USD 100 Local participants: Taka 2000 The registration fee includes refreshments and lunches at a 5-star hotel, conference proceedings, souvenirs and a civic reception.

There is a number of beautiful hotels around the conference venue. The conference secretariat will be pleased to support the participants regarding the accommodation, if necessary.

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), & The Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, BANGLADESH.

M. M. Shahidul Hassan Professor and Head Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Email : chairorg@eee.buet.edu
Phone: (880 2) 9665650-80 Ext 7112 Fax: (880 2) 8611594


Dec 25 & 26, 2002


North America Bangla Literature and Cultural Convention

As we are in the new millennium, we will be gathering in a comforting yet intellectually stimulating atmosphere in Dhaka, Bangladesh to celebrate the 7th Bangla Literature and Cultural Convention 2002. This convention will feature engaging seminars, a poetry festival, stirring dramas and musicals, memorable songs, and an exhilarating art exhibition. The luminous whose intellect, wisdom, and practice have redefined Bangla literature, arts and culture will be participating in this gala event.

December 25 & 26, 2002

Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Mustafizur Rahman (Dhaka) Seminar: Rashed Hussain (Florida)


Over the past several decades, a diasporic third Bengal has emerged throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, and other countries through the practice of Bangla literature and culture. On the eve of a new century, do we really notice any unique trend in our practice of Bangla arts and culture, far away from our homeland? Many of us have wanted to discuss these and other such evolving questions. This convention presents such an opportunity, to exchange opinion and ideas between talents in home country and us.

These two days will be filled with warm receptions, idle strolls, and several opportunities to participate in informative and illuminating seminars and panel discussions. There will also be competitions and programs for children and young adults. A mix of programs will balance both our desire to acquire knowledge and our craving for memorable performances. We hope this convention will usher in a new feeling about our culture and will excite and challenge our creative minds for the new millennium. We invite you and your family to come, attend, celebrate and enjoy this vacation, we assure you the best.

Contact: ktara_2000@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.nablc.org

Biennial Convention - 2002
Oct 12-13, 2002


American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects
Biennial Convention- 2002
October 12-13, 2002
Washington DC

American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects (AABEA) is very pleased to announce that the AABEA Biennial Convention-2002 will be held on October 12-13, 2002 in Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, USA. This Convention will provide the Engineers, Architects, Computer Scientists, Information Technologist, Biotech Industry Scientists, and other Professionals to share and promote Scientific and Technical Ideas.

Topics Of Interest Includes but not Limited to the Following:
Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer Science and Engineering, Power, Oil and Gas, Environment, Arsenic Contamination, Building and Architecture, Transportation, Entrepreneurship, Industry Revitalization and Biotechnology.

For Technical Paper Submission & Guidelines, Please Contact:
Dr. Mohammed Arozullah, Professor, The Catholic University of America
at: arozulla@pluto.ee.cua.edu; Fax: 301-897-0781
Dr. Saifur Rahman, Professor, Virginia Tech and Director, Alexandria Research Institute, Virginia
at: srahman@vt.edu; Fax: Fax: 703-518-8085

For Registration, Please Contact:
Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood at: Mahmood@enews.nrl.navy.mil

For All Other Information, Please Contact:
Mr. Mohammed Ramjan Ali, President, AABEA-CEC at: mrali11@hotmail.com,
Mr. Belal M Rokonuddin, Secretary, AABEA-CEC: brokonuddi@aol.com
Hares M. Syed, President, AABEA Washington DC Chapter at: hares.sayed@dc.gov
Or Please visit AABEA Webpage at: http://aabea.org

The detail information will be announced very soon.

A great musical night by MANNA DEY, Washington DC,USA
August 9 , 2002


Musical night by MANNA DEY

The Great personality for the music lover of both Bangladesh and India > and Sitar Play by Super Artist ALIF LAILA Also other performer of the night, Melodious Singers Wahida Chowdhury and Merina Rahman

Washington Lee High School auditorium. 1300 North Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201

Master of Ceremony:
Roquia Haider and Nilima Mehara

Date: 9th August, Friday, 2002

Show Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket : $15 per person

Part of ticket money will go to Community activity fund of BCCDI, A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Roquia Haider 703-671-4959,
Hassan Chowdhury 703-624-2520,
Arifur Rahman 301-309-8663

Direction: From I-66 (East), take the exit of Fairfax Dr (exit 71). Go to the intersection of Fairfax Drive & Glebe Road ( 2nd light) and turn left onto Glebe road Go to the 2nd light where Washington Blvd intersects Glebe Road. Turn Right onto Washington Blvd. Drive approximately three quarters of a mile and the school would be on your left side. ( Stratford St. ) From I-66 (West), Take the exit of Glebe Road (exit 71) and make a left once you come to the light, turn left. Go to the 1st light and turn left onto Washington Blvd. Drive approximately three quarters of a mile and the school would be on your left side. ( Stratford St.) Sponsored By: Salaam India TV, Chitramela TV, World Travel- NY, Rahi Boutique, Asia TV, Namestee Asia TV, Roni Entertainment, Ms. Nilima Mehara, Fairfax Realty ( Mr. Abu Haq 703-845-7700) , Shivam Music

Banga Sammelan 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
July 4-6, 2002


Banga Sammelan 2002

Atlanta to host the 22nd annual North American Bengali Convention (4-6 July, 2002) Atlanta, Georgia, USA - March 25, 2002 The 22nd North American Bengali Convention (NABC) is being hosted by South Eastern Bengali Association (SEBA) at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), in downtown Atlanta, from July 4 - July 6, ( Thu-Sat) ,2002. This annual celebration of the Bengali culture, the Banga Sammelan, has become that focal point of the year for almost all resident Bengalis, and Indians not only in North America but also across the world. It is a family oriented event filled with fun and frolic and various event and wares. It is the time for reminiscing and, for the new generation, learning about the rich Bengali heritage.

Executive Committee South Eastern Bengali Association (SEBA) North American Bengali Convention 2002, Atlanta
Phone: 770-518-9979
Email: exec_committe@mail.nabc2002.org

The Annual Science Fair of American Association of
Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects
June 29, 2002


The Annual Science Fair of American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects

The Annual Science Fair of American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects, Washington DC Chapter (AABEA-WDC) for this year has been scheduled as follows:

Event: Annual Science Fair-2001
Time: 10:00AM -3:00PM
Date: June 29, 2002 (Saturday)
Place: Aurora Hills Senior Center 735 18th St S Arlington, VA, 22202-2738 US

The Science Fair has become one of our popular community based programs and we express our gratitude to the parents and children who participated in the event last year.

To avoid any scheduling conflict, we urge the leaders of all Bangladeshi organizations not to schedule any of their programs on the same day.

As always, the science fair is open to all Children from Grade-KG to Grade-12 in four groups:

1. Primary Group: KG to Grade 3
2. Junior Group: Grade 4 to Grade 6
3. Intermediate Group: Grade 7 to Grade 9
4. Senior Group: Grade 10 to Grade 12

Trophies and certificates will be awarded to the winners including cash prizes to the first place holders in each group. Special award will also be given to the participants for their punctuality. Parents are requested to encourage their children for the participation in this event.

The Children may present their school projects in the science fair.

Please register your children at your earliest convenience and give them a chance to demonstrate their potential and meet other professionals.

Feel free to contact any of the following members:

Mr. Hares M. Syed President
Tel: 301-948-5170 E-mail: syedh@ocp.dcgov.org Or Shahjahan Mahmood, Ph. D., President-elect (703) 765-1520 Or

Hosain T. Alam
Tel: (301) 879-8288 Secretary AABEA DC Chapter E-mail: hosain.alam@uspto.gov Or Shahid Al Alam Tel: (703) 765-7556 Treasurer AABEA DC Chapter E-mail: shahid.alam@uspto.gov

Mr. Mahfuzur Rahman
Tel: 301-890-0898 Member AABEA DC Chapter E-mail: rahman.mahfuzur@pwcwash.navy.mil Or

Shahjahan A. Khan
Tel: (301) 345-9342 Member AABEA DC Chapter E-mail

From Jefferson-Davis Hwy/US-1 South:
Turn RIGHT onto 23RD ST S. Turn RIGHT onto S GRANT ST. Turn LEFT onto 18TH ST S.

From 395 South:
Take Glebe Road South Turn Left onto Eads Street Turn left onto South 23rd Street Turn Right onto South Grant Street Turn Left onto South 18th Street

From U.S. 1 North:
Turn left onto South 23rd Street Turn Right onto South Grant Street Turn Left onto South 18th Street

From Beltway:
Take US 1 North and follow the direction or take I-395 toward Washington and turn right onto South Glebe Road adnd follow the direction.

June 29, 2002



With Heartthrob of Bangladesh & Kolkata Firdose Singer From Bombay Jolly Mukharjee Singer From Bombay & Kolkata Mou(Jojo) Pallavi - Model & Actress Sumi - Sensation of Bangladesh Model & Actress

Date & Time: 29th JUNE, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Place: Francis C. Hammond Middle School Francis C. Hammond is 4646 Seminary Rd Alexandria VA, 22311
Admission: 20, 30, 50, & VIP
Info: 703-371-7172, 703-684-6532
E-mail: Faithcomilla@aol.com

Directrion: 4646 Seminary Rd Alexandria VA, 22311 From D.C: Take 395 south take exit4 Seminary Rd east. pass one light at the 2nd light make a left pass two lights School on your right hand side From 495: Take 395 North take exit4 Seminary Rd east make a right at the light pass another light School on your right hand side From Alexandria: Take Duke St make a right or laft at Quaker Ln make a laft at Seminary Rd after 5th light School on your left

A Unique Dance Presentation "Trishakha"
June 21, 2002


A Unique Dance Presentation

A Unique Dance Presentation "Trishakha"
Sharing thematic and musical traditions in collaboration with the Embassy of India and the World Bank will be performed June 21, 2002 at 7:30 pm

Featuring Radha Dutta and other artistes

Entry passes should be obtained prior to June 21.
Bring photo ID to venue.

Radha Dutta: Radha is an internationally acclaimed dance performer, teacher, choreographer, and dance critic. She has performed extensively on 4 continents--all over India, USA, Canada; in Paris, Bangkok, and gave a special performance for the President of Peru in Lima. She is an A grade artiste of Doordarshan, nat'l tv of India. Venues have included the Music Academy in Madras, the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Rabindra Sadan in Calcutta, IIC in New Delhi, Kalanidhi Fest in Toronto, New York.... She has performed at several Bangladesh, Nazrul, and Banga Sanmelans. Radha runs the "Kalalayam" Academy of Dance and Music, in Bethesda, Maryland (near Washington, DC). She has taught dance and music for over 2 decades in India and USA; and has given workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Detroit, and Trivandrum... Radha has studied BharataNatyam classical dance under the world renowned Dhananjayans and Kalanidhi Narayanan in Madras, India; and Mohiniattam under doyenne Kalyanikutti Amma and her daughter Sridevi in Cochin, India. In 1990, Radha was awarded the "Banga Sanmelan Award" for her achievements as a Bangali abroad. She is the only one who is propagating Bangladeshi dances on a professional level, in the Washington DC areas. Her choreographies to Bengali Nazrul Geeti are unique. Radha has been writing as a dance critic/correspondent for The Statesman and Ananda Bazar Patrika journals, in India; and freelances in the USA and other countries. Her disciples perform widely; and some have become dance teachers

For more information:
Tel. 301 581-0323
Email: radhadutta@Juno.com

Musical evening by Anadadhara, London, UK
June 16, 2002


Musical evening by Anadadhara
London, UK

Dear Members,

The organizing committee of ANANDADHARA, would like to cordially invite you to attend a musical event at The Mahatma Gandhi Hall on the 16th of June 2002. The artists for the evening are Mita Huq and Pramila Chakrabati who are here from Bangladesh. The High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Mr Razzaque Ali and Mrs Majeda Ali will also be present.

Programme: A musical evening presented by Anadadhara
Artists: Pramila Chakrabati and Mita Huq.

Date: 16th June 2002
Time: The programme will start at 5:30 - till 8:30
Venue: Mahatma Gandhi Hall 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1 T6AQ

Tickets cost £7 and £10.

Please contact:
Romel - 07949 080 449 Mrs.
Shelly Ahmed – 07974 917 127
Mrs Parveen Qaderi - 020 8989 7532

Email: romel@hotbreads.fsnet.co.uk , asaur@yahoo.com

BABA Mela 2002, California, USA
June 15, 2002


BABA Mela 2002

We are pleased to announce that this year's MELA organized by BABA will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2002. Please join us with your family and friends. We are experiencing great deal of interest from the community for MELA. We are getting a good number of stalls to make your day enjoyable. We hope the adults will wear traditional Bangladeshi clothes (like, Punjabi, salwar-kamiz, sari, lehenga) and children will wear colorful clothes. Best dresses will get the prizes. Children will also enjoy Astro Jump.

Place: Hellyer (LA Raza site), San Jose
Date: June 15, 2002
TIME: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

DIRECTION: Take 101S, exit Hellyer Avenue and follow sign for Hellyer park. You will get the park in less than one minute after taking exit from 101. There will be BABA signs to direct you to the Mela venue.

For maps please visit park website at http://www.parkhere.org/org and look for Coyote Hellyer homepage.

Parveen Zaman Anar - (408)239-1033
Tarique Islam - (408)423-9934
Khadiza Tahera Piu - (408)254-2532
Zakia Afrin - (408)557-0508
Masuma Ahmed - (650)856-2543
Mehedi Masud - (510)664-3184 or (909)764-5746 (cell)

3rd Bangladesh Film Festival 2002, London, UK
June 02, 2002


3rd Bangladesh Film Festival 2002
2nd June to 9th June 2002 at Genesis Cinema 92-95,
Mile End Road London E1. UK
and on
15th and 16th June 2002 at the National Film Theatre (Venue of London Film Festival) Southbank, London.

Ticket price : £ 2.00 (all tickets)

02.06.02- 5.30 pm (Innauguration) Matir Moyna by Tareq Masud (Sub) (To be confirm) 9.00 pm Shujon Shokhi
03.06.02 - 12.00 noon Shujon Shokhi, 3.00 pm Kittonkhola (Sub), 6.00 pm Parabashi Mon Amar (My migrant soul) (Sub) Documentary, (35 min) & Lokman ; His Dream, his reality (Sub) 65 Min 9.00 pm Noyn Moni
04.06.02 - 12.00 noon Madam Fuli, 3.00 pm Noyn Moni, 6.00 pm Etihash Konna (Daughter of History) (Sub) 9.00 pm Surja Konna
05.06.02 - 12.00 noon Fuleshory, 3.00 pm Surja Konna, 6.00 pm Anna Anubhab (Perception- the other canvas) (Sub) Documentary, 58 min & (Begum) Rokeya (Sub) Documentary, 61 min 9.00 pm Madam Fuli
06.06.02 - 12.00 noon Moviwallah(Sub) Short, 25 min - A kind of English (Sub) Feature, 75 min & Sat'day (Sub) Short, 10 min 3.00 pm Golapi Ekhon Dhakay 6.00 pm Kalighar (The black house) (Sub) Documentary, 30 min & Naioree (Return of the bride) (Sub) Feature, 100 min 9.00 pm Fuleshory
07.06.02 - 12.00 pm Etihash Konna (Daughter of History) (Sub) 125 min, 3.00 pm Golapi Ekhon Dhakay, 6.00 pm Rakte Kape Uttap (Warmth quivers in blood) (Sub) & (Begum) Rokeya (Sub) Documentary, 61 min & Sat'day (Short, 10 min), 9.00 pm Dui Duari
08.06.02 - 12.00 noon Shuva Da, 3.00 pm Dui Duari, 6.00 pm Moviwallah(Sub) Short, 25 min A kind of English (Sub) Feature, 75 min 9.00 pm Shuva Da
09.06.02 - 12.00 noon Dui Duari, 3.00 pm Dushomoy (A mother's lament) (Sub) Documentary, 26 min & Naioree (Return of the bride) (Sub) 100 min 6.00 pm Pension (Sub) 15th june 12.00 noon Matir Moyna by Tareq Masud ( to be confirm) 16th June 12.00 noon Pension (Sub) Sub = Films with english sub-title.

ANONDO UTSHOB 2002 in Washington DC, USA
June 01, 2002



Free Show ! Free Show !! Free Show !!!
4th times in a row in Washington metro area

Date: June 1st Saturday, 2002
Time: 7 (Seven)p.m. sharp
Venue: Francis C. Hemonds Middle School Alexandria, Virginia.
Direction: I-395 & Seminary Road (Exit 4)
Guest: Abdul Gaffar Choudhury (London, UK)

1st Part (All Bangla)
BIPA (Dance Drama)
Guest Performers from out of state
Local Performers
Band Show (warfare)
Raffle Draw

2nd Part (Multicultural Show)
South Asian Classical Dance
Guest Performers
Hindi Dance
from Khabi khushi khabhi Ghum
Fashion Show First Part (Model from 11 different countries)
Dance by Gowtumi
Break Dance
Fashion Show second part
Turkish Arabian Dance

Raffle draw : 25 raffle gifts, valued $100 and more each

Please come with friends and family .The program and raffle draw is completely free for everyone.

Organizer: Tuhin Ahmed 571- 237 - 2069
Producer: Rony 703 - 675 - 1594
Email: utshob2002@aol.com




You are invited with your family and friends along with all the community members to the SBIA Family Night Educational & Social program and dinner on May 3, 2002 as per the following:

Date: May 3, 2002, Friday,
Time: 6:30 PM.
Location: Downtown San Jose Masjid (325 N. 3rd St, Cross St. JULIAN), San Jose, CA 95112

6:30 PM: Dinner
8:05 PM: Magrib Prayer
8:15 PM to 9:45 PM: Presentations.
Topic-1: A Muslim Running for the United States Congress
Speaker: Br. Syed Rifat Mahmood (Former State assembly candidate)
Topic-2: Muslim Strategy in US-National Election 2002
Speaker: Dr. Agha Saeed (National Chairman of AMA)

You do not have to buy any tickets to attend this Community gathering, educational and social program, and dinner. Donations are welcome. Please come to this program with your whole family including your spouse, children & friends, and have dinner & socialize with other community members. This SBIA Family Night program is held on the first Friday of every month. So, please mark your calendar ahead of time, and please make genuine efforts to attend.

Contact person: Mahbub Khan,
E-mail: mahbubkhan@ieee.org
E-mail: mahbubkhan25@hotmail.com
Phone: 408/942-0256. SBIA
website: www.sbia.net

Bangla Musical Show Featuring Srikanto Acharya
May 27 , 2002


Bangla Musical ShowFeaturing Srikanto Acharya, Maryland, USA

Srikanto Acharya, a popular name in Bengali musical scene, made debut with the release of Hey Bondhu Hey Priyo, a compilation of Tagore songs in 1996. The same year also saw the release of Moner Janala that fetched him gold and then a platinum disc. He left an indelible impression with his subsequent albums Neel Dhrubatara, Sudhu Dujonay in the minds of Bengali listeners. A versatile singer, Srikanta has lent his voice for various compilation albums of Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Children's song and other basic compositions . Being a self - taught singer, he earned the distinction of working under the legends like Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Suman Chattopadhya, Jatileshwar Mukhopadhya and more.

Sanskriti is proud to host a live performance of Srikanta Acharya, widely known in the world of Bengali music for his emotive rendering of soothing lyrics. The artist will be accompanied by Sumit Kumar Poddar in tabla and Uttam Mukherjee in keyboard, both of whom are well known accompanists in the music circle. The three artists will be entertaining us with a selection of Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, modern Bengali songs from films and recordings of accomplished vocal artists, and some of Srikanta's original scores.

Location: Northwest High School Auditorium, 13591 Richter Farm Road off Great Seneca Highway, Germantown.

Time: Monday, May 27, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 PM.

Direction: From 270 North take Exit 13, Middle Brook Road West, take left turn on Great Seneca Road going south, and turn right on Richter Farm Road. The school is on the right hand side. From 270 south take exit 15B for Route 118 South, take left turn on Middle Brook Road, and right turn on Great Seneca Highway going south.

The tickets ($15 and $ 20 per person) can be purchased in advance from the following individuals or any Directors of the Sanskriti Board:

Debasish Biswas (301) 330-1647
Heera Pal (410) 560-3450
Ramen De (301) 604-0685
Pradip Roy (301) 926-1731
Goutam Gupta (301) 625-5193
Rama Saha (703) 876-0343
Gopa Motayed (301) 765-0606
Madhumita Sircar (301) 682-8587
Hassan Chowdhury (703) 624- 2520

Meet Honorable Minister Mirza Abbas in Alexandria, VA, USA
May 25, 2002


A Discussion Forum with Honorable Minister Mirza Abbas

As non-resident Bangladeshis, we have a common interest in public facilities and housing in Bangladesh. From the moment we arrive in Bangladesh the every day nuances of life there become evident. The issues of our life in Bangladesh is painful, full of problems and that translates into a loss of millions of dollars form the NRB money flow, investment and countless jobs for Bangladeshi workers.

To address these issues along with other organization, Bangladesh Partnership has organized a discussion forum with the visiting honorable minister for housing and infrastructure works Mirza Abbas.

This will be held on May 25 at 5 pm sharp.
Location : Home Style Inn Conference Room 6461 Edsall Road, Alexandria.
Direction : Take Route 395, Exit 2 A East.

For further information please contact;
Mr. Dilawar Hossain, Bangladesh Partnership, Inc : 703 354 9820
Mr. Muhammad A. M. Muyeed, Bangladesh Partnership, Inc : 571 228 3570
Mr. Abu Taher, Bangladesh Journalist & Writers Association : 718 482 9923
Mr. Hares M. Syed,AABEA , Washington DC Chapter : 301 948 5170
Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood, Bangladesh Association of America, DC : 703 765 1520
Dr. Sabbir Parvez, or Hafeez Chowdhury, EB 2000 : 703 790 5020

We have invited the minister on a basis that this is a non-political gathering of Bangladeshi - Americans interested in the development of Bangladesh and request that issues outside the following should not be raised:

Housing, Roads & Highways, Pollution and Slum elimination policy.

Proposals & Solutions:
Other Issues Small business development centers around the clusters, Multi-story housing complexes for junior-mid level government, Land Record and Settlement issues, Plot Allocation to Bangladeshi-Americans in large cities. Large slots of land can be allocated so that Bangladeshi-Americans can build their condominium complexes. Allocated lots should be within the Rajuk/CIT Development zones, Development and implementation of strict building codes to keep eyes on poor building structure and infrastructure syndrome for all new construction.

Note : Owing to unprecedented response received to posting, the Organizers are reluctantly forced to restrict attendance to the discussion forum. Because of limited seating arrangements, invitation is limited to members of the sponsor organizations and individuals who wish to make a technical intervention. The letter should submit a 25 word summary of their intervention to Bangladeshpartnership@yahoo.com . The organizers again wish to stress that this is a non-political forum, and that there will be no opportunity to discuss political issues of Bangladesh

May 22, 2002




Mr. M. Morshed Khan,
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Government of Bangladesh

Economic Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges
Date and time:
Wednesday, May 22, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
MC4W-150 (Main Complex Building of the World Bank at 1818, H St., NW)

I hope you can attend. Those from outside the Bank-Fund wishing to attend should let me know by 12 pm on Wednesday, May 22, so that I may arrange entry passes for you.

Syed A. Mahmood

BOISHAKHI (Bengali New Year) Festival, London, UK
May 12 , 2002


BOISHAKHI (Bengali New Year) Festival, London, UK

The Bishwo Shahitto Kendro U.K (World Literature Centre U.K), have organised a literature festival as a fringe of BOISHAKHI (Bengali New Year) Festival which will take place at Brady Art Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 on 12th of May 2002.

Prof. Abdullah Abu Sayeed. one of the most celebrated personality and writer in Bangladesh, leading environmentalist, popular TV presenter, most importantly the founder of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Dhaka has kindly agreed to be the chief guest on the day.

A variety of events are taking place from 11am to 9pm. Along with a book fair, and seminar there will be Punthi path, Poetry Reading and performance, Cultural Programme, Old Ham Boys' Dhol, Face &; Mehedi painting, Film show, IT &; Educational resources show and Moazzem Hussain's Photography exhibition.

Organisations from USA, Bangladesh and from all over the UK are puting up their stalls. Among the UK publishers - “Ruposhi Bangla”, “Pothikrit”, Shefield Women Support Group will be participating.

This exciting and inspiring festival is being sponsored by Iqbal Brothers Manchester, Gram Bangla &; Bengal Village of Brick Lane, Bangla TV and Bangla News Papers ie Surma, Janomot,Nuton Din, Patrika and Bangla Express.

May 03, 2002



Friday, May 3, 2002
8:00PM to 11:00PM
2485 South Glebe Road,
Arlington, VA 22206

One of our well-known community member, Mahinul Hoque Rubel (he has performed in many of our cultural programs as a singer), is in need for our united support to help his niece, Shafana Mehreen, receive a Kidney Transplant for a possible future. Shafana is 28 years old, residing in Bangladesh, and has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure (both kidneys damaged). With our help, she may be able to receive a kidney transplant at the Apollo Hospital in Madraz, India. Several of her family members are ready to become the donor of the kidney. An approximate cost of $12,000 is predicted to perform the surgeries and post maintenance expenditure. We are requesting you all to come forward with your monetary help with any amount as you feel within your capacity right for this cause. If possible, please join with us in this Community Fund raising dinner. To date, we have collected about $2,000 in total. Our goal is to raise the additional $10,000 by end of May 15th, 2002. Members of all organizations are invited and requested to participate in the dinner. Please RSVP by May 1st so that we may plan more efficiently. You may call any of the individuals listed below to confirm your attendance.

Minimum $25.00/person (We know, to pay this amount is difficult for some of you, but please consider the purpose of it)

Organized by:
For Friends of Bangladesh: Rehana Perveen (703-305-8476)
For all artists: Masum Billah (703-450-1190
For Rajdhani Drama Circle: Mahfuzur Rahman (301-307-0212)
For BCCDI: Arifur Rahman (301-309-8663) & Hassan Chowdhury (703-624-2520)
For AABEA : Sayed Hares (301-948-5170)

For sending any donation, please contact: Rehana Perveen, Masum Billah & Mahfuzur Rahman.

From I-495, take exit 57B for I-395 North (towards Washington), From I-395, take exit 7B for North Glebe Road (VA-120). Econo lodge is located off the ramp to the right side.

Meet the leader of the opposition IN WASHINGTON DC, USA
May 2nd, 2002


Community dialog with the Leader Of The Opposition Ex-Prime minister Sheikh Hassina

Subject: Community dialog with the Leader Of The Opposition Ex-Prime minister Sheikh Hassina

Ex-Prime minister Sheikh Hassina is in Washington since last Saturday. This evening the leader of the opposition will meet with Washingtonian Bangladesh community members. This is not a formal meeting. Doors will be open to all Bangladeshi who wants to have a dialog with her from 3:30PM to 6:30PM.

This open community get-together will take place at Prof. Khalad Hassan president Bangladesh Awami League US chapter's residence.
Mr. Hassan's residence address is

3426 Blair Road
Falls Church,
Tel: 703-931-9668

Please call Mr. Khalad Hassan for direction

Bangla Noboborsho - Boishakhee Mela at Chicagoland, USA
April 28, 2002


Bangla Noboborsho - Boishakhee Mela

Bangladesh Association of Chicagoland (BAC) successfully presented the 9th Bangladesh Day Program 2002 with the active participation of artists & volunteers along with the full house of attendees. We received positive feedback along with a number of suggestions. The feedback will help us organize better programs in the future. We are very happy to learned that everyone enjoyed the whole program. Thank you again for attending the program. Your support and attendance always encourage our participants and volunteers to do better in future.

After a successful presentation of Bangladesh Day, BAC has announced and preparing for the upcoming events of the year. The next event is 'Boishakhee Mela', which will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2002 in celebration of Bangla Noboborsho (Bengali New Year 1409) & in appreciation of the active voluntary participation of the local artists, volunteers and donors in 9th Bangladesh Day event. The Boishakhee Mela 2002 program will be a potluck event with voluntary presentation of song, music, dance and jokes by our community people. For the first time, the attendee will judge this year's Boishakee Potluck items and best 3 item presenters will be awarded.

Program details:
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2002
Time: 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Place: Indian Trail Park on Forest Drive, Glenview, Illinois Get Direction (Forest Drive intersects with Lake/Euclid Avenue between Milwaukee Avenue and Des Plaines River Road)
There will be no admission fee for this event.

Event Coordinators: Tanzeen Newaz at 847-963-6769, Merry Kabir at 630-637-8431, Sabin Ahmed at 773-381-2459, Shilpi Khan at 847-855-9915


April 27, 2002



We're going to celebrate Baishaki (BANGLA NEW YEAR) on 27 April 200 and you are invited to join us. There will be a special show (drama) on Bengali regular-life and Profession. Music concert by two well-known musical Bands, cultural program with dance, music, special program for children, Parody song, Puthi-path, and in this relaxed atmosphere we have a special arrangement of varieties of Bengali food with Baishaki Mela.

It's a festival of reunion of Bengali people around Germany. This day remembers that wherever we live we have not forgotten our root and culture. People can remember their life and the native people have a good opportunity to know about our culture.

When?: 16:00 (4 PM) April 27, 2002
Where?: SAALBAU HAUS GRIESHEIM Schwarzerlenweg. 57 65933 Frankfurt/Main Kakan Rukhsana Azad Cultural Secretary Bangladesh

German Women's Association Frankfurt - Germany
Email: AzadKakan@hotmail.com

April 22, 2002



Washington DC Kobitanuragi proudly presents its first KABBYA JALSHA, a different kind of program ever in the DC area, a unique combination of carefully selected poems and songs... Let the sounds touch your soul... "KOBITA JIBONER KOTHA BOLEY" Join us in this extraordinary evening of Poetry and Music
Date: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2000 5:30 PM
Place : Patrick Henry School Auditorium, Alexandria VA

Baishakhi at Jersey City, NJ, USA
April 21, 2002


Baishakhi at Jersey City

Jersey City(NJ) Baishakhi Udjapan Committee invites you all to attend the "BAISHAKHI" - Bengali new year (1409)celebration on Sunday, 21st April 2002.

Details of the occasion:
Date: 21st April, 2002 (Sunday)
Venue: St. John and Ann the Baptist School (auditorium) 3044 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. NJ 07306

Program details:
Starts at 3 PM Features: Stalls/pavilions featuring variety of Bangladeshi food, books, sarees, music and more. 6:30 PM: Live - Tagore's play "The Post Office" 7.30 PM: Live solo performance of Dulal Bhowmick - renowned Bangla folk singer from New York.

Driving direction: (From New Jersey Turnpike North) Start on NEW JERSEY TPKE NORTH going towards I-78/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE EXT EAST RAMP. Continue on I-78/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE EXT EAST RAMP Take 14-14A-14B-14C/NEWARK AIRPORT(US-1)/HOLLAND TUNNEL(US-9)/(US-22)/I-78 and Continue on I-78 WEST RAMP Take NEWARK AIRPORT(US-9)/I-78 WEST/CLINTON(US-22) and Merge on I-78 WEST Follow the ramp to US-1 NORTH/US-9 NORTH Exit TONNELE AVE Turn Left on VAN WINKLE AVE Turn Left on CR-501 - You're at destination: St. John and Ann the Baptist School (please proceed to the Auditorium)

For further information, please contact: Mr. Akhtar Ahmed (Rasha) Ph: (201)433-0132 cell:(201)926-4773


April 20, 2002



Dear Bay Area Bangladeshi Community Members,

We are pleased to announce that the legendary pioneer and founder of GRAMEEN BANK, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has been invited to be honored this week at the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Yunus' achievements are sources of pride for Bangladeshis everywhere. We invite you to join in a cordial reception to this prodigious son of our mother-country jointly organized by three different local Bangladeshi organizations - BABA, AABEA-SV and TechBangla-SV.

We apologize for the short notice but Dr. Yunus has a very packed schedule, and we were able to finalize his schedule very recently.

The details of the event follows:
Time: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm, Saturday, April 20
Venue: The Westin Santa Clara Hotel, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Directions: http://www.thewestinsantaclara.com/directions-c.htm
Program: Informal Discussion and moderated Question-Answer session
Dinner: Seafood or Chicken Continental
Menu Cost: $45 Per Person

This is a rare opportunity to meet a renowned personality of current times. We would like to have a full-room of 50, with the option of increasing to 100 guests. So we would appreciate an RSVP by end-of-day Thursday 04/18 to reserve your seat. Also, please send in any questions that you would like to ask in the program, and we will try to ensure these are presented to our distinguished guest beforehand.

Best regards,
Organizers from BABA, AABEA-SV, TechBangla-SV Silicon Valley,
California, USA.

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