Dear Respected Community Members in the D.C. Metro Areas:
On behalf of the Bangladesh Center for Community Development Inc. (BCCDI), we would like to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thank you to all the community members who attended and helped to make our annual "Boishakhi Mela" welcoming the New Year 1421 a grand success. This event was held on Saturday, April 26 at the magnificent Mason District Park in Fairfax County.
As all of you know that BCCDI Bangla School introduced first ever outdoor Boishakhi Mela in Washington Metro area in 2005. Now welcoming Bangla New Year (Boishakhi Mela) in outdoor setting has become a traditional norm not just for Bangla School but for many other organizations as well.
In the same way BCCDI-Bangla School also introduced another popular event Pitha Uthshob for the first time in Washington metropolitan area in the year 2004.
Since then BCCDI-Bangla School is bringing the best Pitha Uthshob and Boishakhi Mela to our Bangladeshi community for last ten years. We have successfully presented a great show this year with a remarkable, extraordinary and entertaining cultural show from BCCDI-Bangla School Music and Dance Academy, celebrated Ektara cultural troops, magnificent musical band group "Aricha Ghat" and many other talented individual performers. Disregarding possibility of all day rain a very large number of triumphant Bangladeshi crowds gathered in colorful dress stamp the ground of Mason District Park with great enthusiasm welcoming the Bangla New Year 1421.
We would like to thanks from the bottom of our heart to our Honorable Ambassador Mr. M.A. Muhit for being the chief guest of this event. BCCDI-Bangla School also sincerely acknowledges personal appreciation and encouragement of our Honorable Ambassador Mr. Akramul Qader who could not be present as his Excellency had another out-of-state event. Our profound gratitude to every member of Bangladesh Embassy and their families for attending our Pitha Utshob 2014 event.
Any successful program cannot be organized without sponsors and we are thankful to the following sponsors who came forward to support BCCDI-Bangla School and its effort to uphold our language and culture. They are– FronTech Tutorial (Grand Sponsor), Mr. Sudeep Bose of Bose Law Firm (Gold Sponsor), Mr. Mohammed Huq Rajib of PR Partners Real Estate (Silver Sponsor) and our Bronze sponsor Mr. Mazibul Haque of BNI Realty Thanks to our partner sponsor (in no particular order) Arifur Rahman Swapan of Radio Bangla DC, Mr. Borhan Ahmed (Hometown Inn Hotels & Resort), Salehuddin M. Yahya (ASR Inc), Mr. Mohammed Ali (Nationwide Insurance), Syed Alam (New York Life Insurance), Our sincere gratitude to Mr and Mrs.Faizul Islam, Mr. Mrs. Wahed Hossaini, Mrs. Rokaya Haidar, Mr. Inam Haque, Mr. Mrs. M. Alam, Mr. Mozharul Haque for their year round support for BCCDI-Bangla School.
We are proud to thank from the bottom of the heart to all those vendors without whom Boishakhi Mela wouldn't be as gorgeous as it was. Our sincere gratification and gratitude to all the vendors for being supportive of BCCDI-Bangla School events.
Our sincere thanks to Boishakhi Mela's guest performers (in no particular order) Utpol Barua, Shikha Ahmed, Joy Dutta, Mukta Borua, Dinar Jahangir, Puni Borua, Ani Borua, Rumana Shumi, Jenin Costa, Sheikh Mowla Milon, Ruma Bhoumik, Murchona Barua, Panna Mussadi, Jerin Costa. Our guest performers of the event made our event magnificently enjoyable and successful.
Special thanks to members of our proud presentation of celebrated Aricha Ghat musical band group of Miro Jangi, Tawfiq Khan, Jamil Khan, Sharif Siddiqui, Akim Alam, Tapu and Niaz Alam.
Another special proud presentation of this year was acclaimed Washingtonian cultural group "Ektara". Thanks to their member Kalachad Shorkar, Sheikh Mowla Milon, Raiyan and Parisha.
Dear Bangla School parents, your unrelenting support and sacrifices key to our success with our students. We wouldn't able to do anything without you. Please acknowledge our sincere thanks for your kind support and help.
We are so much thankful to Ms. Banani Chowdhury the teacher of BCCDI-Bangla School Dance Academy and Mr. Nasir Chowdhury the teacher of BCCDI-Bangla School Music Academy for their effort on prepping all those students to its perfection for Boishakhi Mela performance.
We are sincerely grateful to Ms. Satarupa Barua for being the Master of Ceremony for the night. Her distinctive elegant style of presentation highlights our program. BCCDI sincerely appreciate her effort.
BCCDI-Bangla School recognizes Mr. Ashish Barua, Himu Rozario and Joy Dutta for their continues support on every single event organized by BCCDI-Bangla School. We are in debt to this two noble gentleman for their kind support.
Our sincere gratitude to sound engineer Shishir for his excellence on planning the sound system for the entire show. His flawless planning made a big difference on presenting the show so wonderfully.
We would like to acknowledge the following community members for their continuous support and encouragement, (Not in any particular order) Dr. Arifur Rahman, Mrs. Marina Rahman, Mr. Shah Habibur Rahman, Mr. Arifur Rahman Swapan, Mr. Shafi Delwar Kajol, Mr. Mostofa Hussain Mukul, Mr. Sheikh Mawla Milon, Mr. Abu Rumi, Mr. Akter Hussain, Mr. Udayan Barua, Mrs. Shahnaz Faruque, Mrs. Sabrina Rahman, Dr. Shahjahan Mahmud, Mr. Rezaul H. Lasker, Mrs. Niva Barua, Mr. Miro Jangi, Mr. Shoroj Barua, Mrs. Khaleda Akhter, Mr. Litu Chowdhury, Mrs. Shikha Ahmed, Mrs. Ruma Bhowmik, Mr. Nurul Amin Nuru, Mr. Shaheen Karim, Mrs. Rubina Karim, Mr. Rezaul Lasker, Mrs. Zobaida K. Lasker, Mrs. Shahida Abedin, Mr. Nurul Amin Nuru ,Priolal Kormokar, Mr. Shantanu Barua, Mr. Santosh Barua, Mr. Mrs. Soma Bose, Mr. Mohammed Mia, Mrs, Jesmin Abedin, Mr. Shoaib Chowdhury, Reza Moogni, Mr. Mizanur Rahman Bhuyan.
Our special thank you to the following media outlets for supporting us with their coverage- News-Bangla (Mr. Shafi Delwar Kajol), Khabor.com (Mr. Shibbir Ahmed), and Arifur Rahman of Radio Bangla DC.
A very special thanks to Aladdin Restaurant- A Bangladeshi eatery of Metro Washington DC (Address: 5169 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207, Phone :( 703) 533-0077) for supporting BCCDI-Bangla School Boishakhi Mela 2014 Event.
We thank the following organizations for their support and encouragement- (Not in any particular order) EKTARA, Aricha Ghat, Friends & Family, DUAFI, EKTARA, AABEA, BAAI, CUAF, Udoyon, BABA, BAWGDC, BSWDC, Dhroopad, Rong Tuli and Dristipat.
A special thank you to the following email groups for their continuous support- Alapon and Khabor, BAAI and Chottola.
Our heartfelt thank you and a special mention to Mr. Biplab Dutta of "EASHAN Photography" for capturing the memorable moments of that night thru his excellent photographic skill.
Thankful to our Board of Directors, Mr. Sanjoy Barua (Vice President), Mr. Aminul Huda Chowdhury (General Secretary), Mr. Depok Barua (Assistant General Secretary), Mr. Jasim Uddin (Event Director), Mr. Pranab Barua (Education Director), Mr. Mohammad Abdin (Press and Publication Director), Mr. Dastagir Jahangir Tugril (Cultural and Sports Director), Mr. Taslim Hasan (Treasurer) for their unmatchable dedication.
Last but not least, an honorable mention to all our students of BCCDI-Bangla School Music and Dance Academy who are the hearts and souls of Bangla School. You are the torch bearer of our Bengali nation's culture, history and heritage, for this we will forever be indebted to you! Your discipline and stage manner was distinguishable. BCCDI is proud to have you all as student of its prestigious institution Bangla School.
Without mentioning any further name, once again we BCCDI convey our gratitude to all of our general members, Bangla School parents, teachers, supporters, well-wishers, and former executive board member for everything you have done to make BCCDI- Bangla School Boishakhi Mela grand success.
BCCDI- Bangla School takes this opportunity once again to invite you to their NEXT BOISHAKHI MELA WELCOMING BANGLA YEAR 1422 ON SATURDAY, 18 APRIL, 2014 ALL DAY PROGRAM AT MASON DISTRICT PARK.
Dear patrons please visit our BCCDI-Bangla School web portal www.bccdi.com or find us on www.facebook.com\bccdibanglaschool .(All Event pictures are available to view)
Sincere appreciation to all of you for your contribution.
With profound appreciation,
Shamim Chowdhury, President (BCCDI)
On Behalf of BCCDI Board of Directors