Contribution to the Liberation War: Five Americans are being honored

Five American citizens who contributed during the liberation war of Bangladesh are receiving special awards. The award will be given at the inaugural function of ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day and Trade Fair’.

The opening ceremony of this three-day trade fair will be held on the seventh floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on the seventh floor of the Astor Ballroom on September 23 at 6 pm local time in New York. The event to be held to celebrate 50 years of Bangladesh-US relations will be open to all.

The five American citizens who will receive the honor are the co-founders of the ‘Center for Bangladesh’ formed to help in the liberation war and Dr. Dr. David Nelin, Liberation War-era videographer Lear Levin (whose footage was used to make the ‘Freedom Song’ documentary), David Wedgeboard, one of the founders of the Bangladesh Center during the Liberation War in Washington, Catherine Masood, one of the directors of the ‘Muktir Gan’ documentary and one of the Concert for Bangladesh’s Artist late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Dr. convener of the event. Ziauddin Ahmed said that among those who are going to receive the honor, all those who are alive will be present at the ceremony. Late Ali Akbar Khan will be represented by his son Ashish Khan.

It is to be noted that the ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day and Trade Fair’ is being organized by Muktdhara New York and USA-Bangladesh Business Links in collaboration with the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). IFIC Bank is the title sponsor.

It will have bilateral discussions and seminars by leading industrialists, entrepreneurs and businessmen as well as exhibitions. The trade fair will have stalls of members of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and FBCCI. Apart from this, several organizations including Pran RFL, Walton will participate according to the organizers.

Famous artists of Bangladesh Rathindranath Roy, Navnita Chowdhury, Dinat Jahan Munni and Emon Chakraborty and Paushali Banerjee from West Bengal will perform in the opening ceremony. There will also be various cultural performances. – Notice

(Dhakatimes/September 7/KM)


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