Fobana 2015 Update

Date: September 8, 2015
Announcing the new FOBANA Executive Committee
At the Annual General Meeting of FOBANA held at the Radission JFK on September 6, 2015 the following members were elected as the Members of the FOBANA Executive Committee for the term 2015-2016.
43 organizations and leaders participated in this convention. 
Chairperson: Nahid Chowdhury Mamun (New Jersey)
Vice- Chairperson: Mohamed Alamgir (Virginia)
Executive Secretary: Azadul Haq (Texas)
Joint Executive Secretary: M Mowla Dilu (Georgia)
Treasurer: Shah Haleem (Texas)

See Press Release (Click here)

Gala Night at Marriott Sugar Land

Held on January 23rd, 2015
All Gala Photos and Videos (Click here)


Bangla Natok "Shubochon Nirbashone"
was staged on June 30 at the Stafford Civic Center
in front of the packed audience.
Photos link for the Natok, (Click here)

Visit our Video Gallery for full video of the Drama (click here)

ABC13 VISIONS with Shah Haleem and Dr. Nizam Meah
Broadcasted Dec 1, 2013 on ABC13 “VISIONS” with the host Adela Uchida.
Bangladesh Association Chairperson Shah Haleem and Bangladesh-American Center Director Dr. Nizam Meah
promoting Bangladeshi-American and our center to mainstream America.
See the video in YouTube (Click here)



Coming Soon - First Ever Statue
"Victory of Bangladesh 1971" at BAC

Statue of "Victory of Bangladesh 1971"


URGENT PRESS RELEASE
HOUSTON  – Mr. Rajib Siddique - an internationally renowned sculptor and artist has designed and built a 17-foot statue to signify the friendship and peace in culminating the true spirit of freedman in portraying the “Victory of Bangladesh 1971” statue . He was assisted by another renowned sculptor, Ms. Stephanie Cox along with few other artists. This 17-foot statue is made of “cold copper casting” and was built near Austin, Texas, over the past 2 years. On one side of the statue displays the bravery of a freedom fighter of 1971 and the other side represents the mutual friendship and multi-cultural bridge between Bangladesh and the USA.
About 9 months ago, a Texan resident Mr. Manzur Morshed Manzil coordinated to find a permanent location for the “Statue of Victory”. Mr. Morshed worked with the Chairperson of Bangladesh Association, Houston (BAH), Mr. Shah Haleem and then Bangladesh American Center (BAC) Director, Mr. Hasan Rahman, to determine the resting place of the statue. It was later decided to be placed near the main entrance of the Bangladesh American Center.

This Statue of Victory of Bangladesh 1971 will be the icon of mutual friendship and multi-cultural bridge between USA and Bangladesh, like the Statue of Liberty in New York represents the friendship of France and USA. This is the first time such a mutual icon be placed in a foreign soil to represent the tradition of Bangladesh. The BAC infrastructure provides the health clinic, continuing education classes, auditorium, museum, library, and multi-cultural activities. Now the Statue of Victory completes the missing elements to our friendship and the bridge. Sitting on a 4-acre land, it will be the first community-owned non-profit venture in the history of all Bangladeshi-Americans living in the United States.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place soon (will be announced) at 13415 Renn Road, Houston, TX 77083. Many dignitaries will grace this occasion along with leaders from the Bangladeshi-American Community, International Community, and Houston Business Community.

Contacts:
1) Rajib Siddique, 818-171-834-0151
2) Manzur Morshed, 979.877.8796
3) Shah Haleem, 281.748.9880
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
4) Hasan Rahman, 281.660.9254 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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Bi-weekly Sunday BAC Clinic
From 2:00pm to 5:00pm – starting February 26, 2012.
Call 281-886-7822 for schedule (Click here for poster)
Click for Clinic Sign)


See Bangla Pathshala poster (click here)

Coming up
Bijoy Dibosh 2013
to be held on Dec 8, 2013 at Durga Bari at 3:30pm sharp
(
See poster)

Multicultural Gala
held on November 15, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria

See Video Presentation of BAH 35 years of Success  (Click here)
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Bangladesh American Center
in the Making




BAH management is excited to share that the Phase-1 construction of Bangladesh American Center
has began on July 02, 2012. Updated with photos from August 06, 2013.
See the latest Construction photos (click here)    (updated 09/25/13)

Here is a short BAC construction video link: (Click here)
Video Clip of Bangladesh American Center Construction Project  03/03/2013 (Click Here)
See some photos of BAC Construction taken Dec 8, 2012 (Click here)
See BAC Expense Report as of January 14, 2013 (Click here)

Bangla Natok "Shubochon Nirbashone"
was staged on June 30 at the Stafford Civic Center
in front of the packed audience.
Photos link for the Natok, (Click here)

Visit our Video Gallery for full video of the Drama (click here)

Coming Soon - First Ever Statue
"Victory of Bangladesh 1971" at BAC

Statue of "Victory of Bangladesh 1971"


URGENT PRESS RELEASE
HOUSTON  – Mr. Rajib Siddique - an internationally renowned sculptor and artist has designed and built a 17-foot statue to signify the friendship and peace in culminating the true spirit of freedman in portraying the “Victory of Bangladesh 1971” statue . He was assisted by another renowned sculptor, Ms. Stephanie Cox along with few other artists. This 17-foot statue is made of “cold copper casting” and was built near Austin, Texas, over the past 2 years. On one side of the statue displays the bravery of a freedom fighter of 1971 and the other side represents the mutual friendship and multi-cultural bridge between Bangladesh and the USA.
About 9 months ago, a Texan resident Mr. Manzur Morshed Manzil coordinated to find a permanent location for the “Statue of Victory”. Mr. Morshed worked with the Chairperson of Bangladesh Association, Houston (BAH), Mr. Shah Haleem and then Bangladesh American Center (BAC) Director, Mr. Hasan Rahman, to determine the resting place of the statue. It was later decided to be placed near the main entrance of the Bangladesh American Center.

This Statue of Victory of Bangladesh 1971 will be the icon of mutual friendship and multi-cultural bridge between USA and Bangladesh, like the Statue of Liberty in New York represents the friendship of France and USA. This is the first time such a mutual icon be placed in a foreign soil to represent the tradition of Bangladesh. The BAC infrastructure provides the health clinic, continuing education classes, auditorium, museum, library, and multi-cultural activities. Now the Statue of Victory completes the missing elements to our friendship and the bridge. Sitting on a 4-acre land, it will be the first community-owned non-profit venture in the history of all Bangladeshi-Americans living in the United States.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place soon (will be announced) at 13415 Renn Road, Houston, TX 77083. Many dignitaries will grace this occasion along with leaders from the Bangladeshi-American Community, International Community, and Houston Business Community.

Contacts:
1) Rajib Siddique, 818-171-834-0151
2) Manzur Morshed, 979.877.8796
3) Shah Haleem, 281.748.9880,
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
4) Hasan Rahman, 281.660.9254, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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The Second Bangladesh American Center Donor Conference (BACDC2) held on November 3, 2012
at the Stafford Civic Center. Main attraction of the event was a Concert by Miles Group from Bangladesh.
(Go to our Photo Gallery for photos) or (click here)
  ThThhhhHaleem:
 
Mitu sent me text in the morning to send the Picnic poster.
 
Here it is.
 
Here is the link also
http://www.web.bangladesh-association.com/files/fallpicnic_2012_poster_800.jpg
 
 

BAC Donor Conference video of June 04, 2011 (by Azadul Haq)
BAC History in Photos since inception (by Naz Husain)

Bi-weekly Sunday BAC Clinic
From 2:00pm to 5:00pm – starting February 26, 2012.
Call 281-886-7822 for schedule (Click here for poster)
Click for Clinic Sign)


See Bangla Pathshala poster (click here)

 
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