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Bangladesh Hindu Association (UK) celebrates 20th anniversary

Outstanding achievers were honoured at the event

Participants at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Hindu Association (UK) in Birmingham recently.

By: Chandrashekar Bhat

The Bangladesh Hindu Association (UK), an organisation dedicated to promoting Bengali culture, celebrated its 20th anniversary in Birmingham recently.

Outstanding achievers were honoured at the event held at Aston on May 29 where Swornaly Chanda, the political counsellor of the Bangladesh High Commission in Birmingham was the chief guest.

A recitation of the Bhagavadgita and rendering of Bangladesh’s national anthem marked the occasion.

The organisation’s general secretary Sujith Chowdhury said the event was aimed at promoting community cohesion and harmony.

Outstanding Achievements awards were presented to Dr Debasish Kar and philosopher Dr Kanan Purkayastha for their contributions to the wider community. Community activist awards were also given away on the occasion.

BHA (UK) chairman Proshanta Purokayastha, BEM, who presided over the celebrations, said the “overwhelming response” to the event was a “sign of lasting legacy”.

Vice-chairman Robin Paul, deputy general secretary Alak Chanda and Anthea Elizabeth Joy McIntyre, CBE, were also present.

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