“The Rochdale Bangladeshi Partnership Project would like to wish everyone a belated Bijoy Debosh on the occasion of the 40th. We remember all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Bangladesh – we salute them for giving us the freedom Bangladesh and Bangladeshis enjoy today. “
“We hope that the RBPP can provide a platform for the British born Bangladeshi’s to learn about their roots and culture. We also hope that the wider communities can learn and understand Bangladesh and its history. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year.”
Mohammed Dobir Miah, secretary of RBPP
The Rochdale Bangladeshi Partnership Project arranged it’s quarterly meeting to coincide with “Bijoy Debosh” which takes place on 16th December each year. It is the day when Bangladesh gained victory from the liberation war 40 years ago. At the meeting the RBPP member’s discussed the historic day, as Bangladesh remembers the 3 million people who lost their lives, in one of the worst genocides in living memory. At the meeting the RBPP also discussed the past year and the plans for 2012 including a heritage project entitled “Sylhet to Rochdale”, which will bring about training, exhibitions and resources for the young people of our borough and will highlight the journey of Bangladeshi’s living in Rochdale.
The Bangladesh flag was flown outside Rochdale Town Hall in honour of the 3 million people who died in the war.
The RBPP which established a Friendship Link between Rochdale & Sylhet, hopes to continue promoting Bangladesh to all regardless of their background and in particular to British Bangladeshi’s (who have parents, elders and relatives connected to the country).