Consular Service Event By Bangladesh High Commission Manchester 2023

BAG (Bangladesh Association Glasgow) in collaboration with DIG (Dawatul Islam Glasgow) hosted a full-day consular services clinic on Saturday, September 9th. We were honoured to welcome a highly efficient team from the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Manchester, led by Mr. Kazi Ziaul Hasan, the Assistant High Commissioner. Members of the Bangladeshi community residing in the greater Glasgow area received a wide range of consular services from 11 am to 5 pm.

This event was meticulously planned and executed with utmost professionalism by the leadership teams of BAG and DIG, supported by a dedicated group of well-organized volunteers. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the community for their outstanding cooperation during this event.

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British Council’s OSCH Project 2022-2023 Event

On Saturday, September 9th, we had the pleasure of hosting a celebratory event at the Kelvingrove Museum to mark the conclusion of phase 2 of our OSCH (Our Shared Cultural Heritage program from British Council) project.

The day commenced with our young participants attending an engaging public speaking workshop led by John Loughton from Dare2lead.

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Summer Outing & Sports 2023

BAG organised a thrilling Summer Outing and Sports Day in the Mugdock Country park on 29th July’ Saturday, which was widely enjoyed by our community members. It conducted family fun games like Musical pillow passing, sack race, pass the parcel and chocolate race etc, which created cherished memories among us.

A number of Prizes were distributed by our advisor Mozammel Huq and the chair of trustee board Mr. Sarwar Hassan. Community members were entertained with delicious food and snacks served by the organisers and enjoyed beautiful nature of the park. The event ended with a scenic trail walk in the Mugdock park and castle.

End Of Scotland’s Lascar Heritage

Bangladesh Association Glasgow and Glasgow Museums hosted a spectacular event at Kelvin Hall to celebrate the end of the Scotland’s Lascar Heritage project on 18th June 2023. Three documentaries named: “ Home and Us “, “ Nature and Us “ and “ Lascar and Us “ produced by Bangladesh Association of Glasgow were premiered on the event. Remarkably, two books on “ Scotland's Lascar Heritage “ were launched on this event as well. This extraordinary event was utterly enjoyed by the audiences and appreciated during the ‘Q & A session’.

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AGM and Eid get together 2023

Bangladesh Association Glasgow hosted a post-Eid get-together preceded by its Annual General Meeting ( AGM ) on the evening of 29th April 2023 at Bearsden Hub in the west end of Glasgow.

The event was attended and thoroughly enjoyed by community members from across Glasgow and beyond. We had the pleasure to receive MSP Foysol Choudhury MBE along with representation from our ongoing working partners.

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BHASHA- The 5th Glasgow Language Festival

Please join with ALL language speakers to show tribute to Bhasha Shaheeds on Saturday 25 February at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

OSCH Speaking and Writing: 1 to 2.30 pm at the education suite Sharing Languages: 3 pm to 4 pm at the education suite Exhibition and song: 1 to 4 pm at the central hall

Venue: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

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Meditation Sessions for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bangladesh Association Glasgow, with support from GCVS through the Glasgow Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund, held its first meditation session of 2023 at the beautiful Attic room in the Maryhill Burgh Hall on Saturday, 11th February 2023, led by Ms. Sujata Sriram from Art of Living. This was followed by a discussion on mental health and its effect on us. The event was a great opportunity to relax the mind and body, meet a few friends and enjoy some delicious refreshments! Two more sessions are planned, one on 18th February and the other on 18th March. Please join one or both two sessions and give your body and mind the break it needs and deserves!

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Supporting Earthquake Relief Efforts in Syria and Turkey

In Bangladesh Association Glasgow, we always look for opportunities to help the community and wider mankind. So, when we heard about a local charity named “ Refuweegee “ and a Syria-based organization named “ White Helmets “, we decided to raise funds and donate the collections to these charities. You will be glad to know that we donated hygiene products to "Refuweegee," which works for the welfare of Syrian refugees and does many anti-racism works for Muslim communities in Glasgow. We also raised £500.00 and donated it to "White Helmets," an organization that tirelessly works to rescue survivors of earthquakes in Syria. We concluded this charity drive yesterday 11th February to celebrate the Birthday of our late President Mrs. Mridula Nasreen Sarwar.

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Presentation on Lascar
Presentation on Lascar Research Project

BAG President Dr. Tareq Abdullah and Trustee Dr. Saif Khan talks about 'People' and the outcome of the Lascar Research Project on behalf of Bangladesh Association Glasgow and Glasgow Life at Museum Association conference 2022: Make change happen.

Lascars are seafarers who were employed by British Merchant ships during the colonial period. A large number of Lascars were recruited from Bangladesh. At the Glasgow Language Festival, 2019 Glasgow museums presented a metal plaque that was discovered at Stobcross quay near Queen's dock in Glasgow. It was scripted in English and Bangla. It says 'Lascars only'. Dr. Abdullah and Dr. Khan from Bangladesh Association Glasgow started research with Museum curators Isobel McDonald and Emily Malcolm. The contents of the research were used to produce a theatre production at the historic 'Tall ship Glenlee' built-in 1890s.

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Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH ) - April 2021 Present

This is an environment-related project in conjunction with British Council and Glasgow Life. Our young generation went on a bird-watching trip and attended an environment-related workshop. The output from the partnership will be a documentary on climate change which we hope to premiere at some point soon.

Social Action Project 5th July Present

This is another environment-related project working with our youth. The project involves holding environment related workshops and the public speaking training.

EC Meetings

A number of meetings were held at the EC Board level to ensure all our planned activities were on track and progressing smoothly.
A couple of joint meetings were held with the Trustee board to share information and seek advice.

BAG Charity Food Drive - 12th December 2021 12th February 2022

Every year, BAG raises money to buy healthy food (where possible) to donate to the needy. The EC Board, with the approval of the Trustees, agreed to continue this drive but in memory of our late President, Mridula Nasreen Sarwar. The drive will start on the 12th of December every year (the day of her sad demise) and end on the 12th of February (to mark her birthday). The money raised this year helped to donate food and other essential items to the Homeless Project Scotland and Refugee.

Conference of the Birds 7th November 2021

The Conference of the Birds is a Persian Poem by Sufi poet Fariduddin Attar.

The poetry is about the journey of birds through 7 valleys:
1. Valley of the Quest
2. Valley of Love
3. Valley of Knowledge
4. Valley of Detachment
5. Valley of Unity
6. Valley of Wonderment
7. Valley of Poverty and Annihilation (Anayalation)

We were contacted by The Necessary Space to translate the 7 valleys into music form.
Due to time constraints, we managed 5 out of the 7. Rasheeq composed the 4 music scores.

Hello Youth 7th November 2021

To mark Glasgow hosting COP26, an opportunity came up to develop our children in public speaking and guide them toward becoming active and responsible citizens. With the help of the Speakers Trust and Glasgow Museum, several of our children were trained in the art of public speaking. 4 of the children, Adi, Aryan, Razin, and Sahil, presented on climate-related topics close to their hearts. It was a very proud moment for us all when Adi and Razin were chosen as winners from across the UK.

Millepede The Shoe Shop that doesn’t cost the earth 1st Nov 2021

An environmental-related project in conjunction with National Theatre Scotland.
The goal was to create fantasy footwear with one only thought – think about our own carbon footprints and the impact it has on climate change.
Our youth created a number of photo-based scenarios which were uploaded to the Millepede website.

Eid Party 30th May 2021

This was the first cultural event of 2021 under the guidance of the new EC Board hosted via Zoom due to the lockdown.
The event was in two parts – social and cultural - hosted by our Social Secretary Nahid Chowdhury and Cultural Secretary Zakia Sultana respectively.
An afternoon of music and poetry from our younger generation followed by lots of adda!

Hello Food Lovers

HeLLo Food Lovers’ – Bangladeshi Food Festival and Gastronomy Masterclass with Celebrity Chef Tommy Miah

Saturday 29th October
11am to 4pm

Scotland's Lascar Heritage

Bangladesh Association Glasgow and Glasgow museums present "Scotland's Lascar Heritage" event

Date: Saturday 18th June, 9.30 - 16.00
Venue: Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre, 1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AW

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BHASHA - the 4th Glasgow Language Festival at 70 years of Language Movement
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