Updates on Fund Drive to
Help ‘Sidr’ Survivors to Survive!
Fund Received = $10,113.00
(As of 19 January 2008, 11:30 PM)
Thank you all for your support and generosity.
We sent (on 12/21/2007)
Check payable to ‘Embassy of Bangladesh’; 'Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund' , and mailed it to Embassy of Bangladesh, at Washington DC.
Present Fund Raising Event to
Help ‘Sidr’ Survivors to Survive!
Dear Community Members
Join the efforts in generating maximum fund possible, from our community, to help the Victims of ‘Sidr’ in Bangladesh.
(Following page has information sending Fund to Bangladesh).
If you elect to send funds through BADV
Please write check to BADV
Mail Ck to: 7 Linn Court, Bear, DE 19701
We will send accumulated money to ‘Embassy of Bangladesh’; 'Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund' in the space for 'Memo'; and mail it to Embassy of Bangladesh, at Washington DC.
Embassy of Bangladesh Washington DC
GUIDELINES FOR DONATION TO "CHIEF ADVISOR'S RELIEF AND WELFARE FUND"
In response to numerous telephone and email queries from our nationals and well wishers expressing their keenness to help the flood affected people of Bangladesh, we would like to advise to use any of the following four alternative procedures.
1. Interested individuals or organizations may send their cheques / money orders / bank drafts payable to Embassy of Bangladesh by post or may directly hand it over to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC (Please mention 'Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund' in the space for 'Memo'). The Embassy will send you an acknowledgement of the donation. The amount deposited in the above mentioned account will be transferred to the relief and welfare fund of the Hon'ble Chief Adviser of Bangladesh. For contact : 202 244 3658 or email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. Donations may be remitted to the Chief Advisor's Relief fund through the Sonali Exchange Co. Inc New York, a subsidiary of Sonali Bank , the largest government bank of Bangladesh.
SONALI EXCHANGE WILL REMIT THE MONEY FOR THIS PURPOSE FREE OF ANY CHARGE TO THE CHIEF ADVISOR'S RELIEF AND WELFARE FUND.
All you need to do is to make your check/bank draft/ money order payable to "Sonali Exchange Co.Inc" while mentioning "Chief Advisor's Relief and Welfare Fund " in the memo portion of your check. You need not to pay any processing fee for such donations.
SONALI EXHANGE WILL SEND THE MONEY WITHIN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE OF TIME AND SEND YOU AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT.
3. In case your decision to transmit money directly to Chief Advisor's Relief and Welfare Fund , the following SWIFT CODE of Sonali Bank, Head Office, may be used in order to effect remittances within the shortest possible of time,
FOR THIS PURPOSE OF TRANSFER THROUGH SWIFT CODE, YOU MAY LIKE TO CONTACT YOUR BANK.
4. Another alternative is to send your PERSONAL CHECKS/ BANK DRAFTS DIRECTLY TO THE RELIEF FUND. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS WILL BE NEEDED TO CLEAR your proceeds.
Name of the account: Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund
Current Account No. 33004093 Bank: Sonali Bank
Branch: Prime Minister's Office Branch, Tejgaon, Dhaka
While cash donation is convenient for reason of handling and speed, organizations willing to donate other relief materials like food grains, water purification tablets and portable water purifying machines may like to contact us.
For any further query or comment, please contact:
202-244-3830, 202 244 3658, Fax : 202 244 2771.
Updates on Fund Raising - 07 October 2007
Dear community members,
Updates on Flood-2007 Fund Rising During BADV Picnic-2007:
Friends of BADV Community for the Flood-2007 in Bangladesh:
Updates on additional Flood-2007 Fund
Thank you all for your support and generosity.
On Behalf of Executive Committee,
President, BADV (2006-2007)
19 August 2007
BADV Annual Picnic 2007
!! Additional Program Announcement !!
BADV announces the addition of the following programs on the Picnic day, which are related to
The Flood-2007 in Bangladesh
The ways BADV community responded in emergencies in the past
Moderator: Mr. Luban Siddiqui
Means and Mechanism available sending help to Bangladesh
Mr. Riza Quabili, (President, BADV)
Live Concert, ‘Our Challenge’
Performed by renowned Artists
Directed by Mr. Shamsul Farid (Farid Bhai)
Programs need your active support and participation
Teams of Talent:
Please help us in suggesting and setting up more ‘Teams of Talents’ or individuals to perform in specific areas or create any short program, sketch or skit depicting our cultural heritage. We need your active input in this matter. We also need volunteers to make our current and future cultural evenings successful and enjoyable. Please contact with one of our committee members to support us as a volunteer.
Team is under formulation, coordinated by Yasmin Chowdhury. Yasmin Chowdhury invites participants of all ages and seeks your suggestions on the theme, directions, and search for prospective participants. We hope that, with your help and active participation, we will be able to form the Drama Team soon and start rehearsing during the summer. We planned to have its First Performance in the Annual Function later in the year. Please contact any committee member with your suggestion and concern.
Our member directory has grown considerably this year includes more than 340 addresses of member families. Need your help in collecting more data and encouraging community member to enlist their contact info for its further growth. Please check your information on the directory and inform us if you find any (inadvertent / typological) errors. We will correct the info in the next directory publication.
20 July 2007
Event News (compilation is on progress)
2007 July 21
BADV Ananda Mela 2007
Plenty of talent was seen in this year’s Ananda Mela, which was organized by BADV on July 21st in Wilmington, Delaware at Concord High School. After singing the Bangladeshi and American anthems, junior Bangladeshis began the festivities with songs and poems. The cultural event progressed with adorable children ages 6 to 8 years old dancing. Afterwards a panel of five community members, ranging from recent graduates to parents, spoke to the audience regarding college prep. Then dinner was served and an ongoing bazaar was filled with beautiful clothing and ornaments. The break was followed by songs by our youth. The New Jersey Youth teams performed lively dances and a well-coordinated fashion show. BADV seniors and guest artists including Ms. Sonali Roy sang for the community as well. All performers were awarded medals. Additional entertainment was the exciting raffle draw. Also, children were given opportunities to watch movies in the classrooms if they preferred. This event was fun for all. Hope to see you at next event (Picnic-2007), with family and friends. Thanks to BADV, participants and the community.
2007 January 27
Annual Function 2006 - 2007:
The Annual Function, which was organized by BADV, was held on 27 January 2007 at the Locke Alain School in Philadelphia, PA. The joyful event started with Bangladesh and USA national anthems sang by kids of ‘Moder Patshala’ of Philadelphia, PA. Then our youth talent Adil Malik presented his Documentary-Slide-Show about Noble Laureate Dr. Yunus and his work.
Before the break, a local illusionist-edu-tainer performed a ‘Magic Show’. Both adults and children enjoyed the show. As per my knowledge, this is the first time Bangladesh Association of Delaware Valley took a step like this and it succeeded to entertain the kids and grownup alike.
After the break, youth performers Fariha Quabili and Tonima Quabili started the 2nd part with the solo songs. Followed by the ‘Fashion Show’, by Mrs. Yasmin Chowdhury and performed by little children from different age groups, which was indeed caught attention of the audiences. Everybody loved it, specially the little ones.
The Dance program ‘Shaping the Divine’, by Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty was spectacular. It was wonderful to get the opportunity to watch ‘Kaththak’ dance after a long time, while living in the USA.
‘Sangeet Lohori’ a production of Mr. Salahuddin Ahmed (Tarek Bhai), was also phenomenal. Performed by Tarek Bhai himself along with Mrs. Kashfia Billah and Mr. Shaheen Haque; the songs were wonderful and enjoyed by everybody. Last performance by our guest artist, Uma Khan was excellent. She sang lot of well-known Bangladeshi movie songs, which took the audiences back to the past. Mr. Shamsul Farid (Farid Bhai) was excellent as usual. He cast a spell on everybody by singing Sareng Bou movie sound track “Orey Neel Doria”.
So in short, the Annual Program was a wonderful event and everybody wants to see more like this in near future.
- Seephat Mahin, 29 January 2007.