Seminar on Good Parenting and Celebration of Victory Day of Bangladesh
HSDN International organized a seminar on good parenting to observe victory day of Bangladesh through its Taylor-Massey and Oakridge Community group funded by City of Toronto Microgrant program and partnered by Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services (BCS). Besides Bangla School, Toronto and BCS after school children, about 40 children participated in showcasing their art on Bangladeshi culture and heritage. Among the attendees, about 75+ people were attended including PMP Aurther Pott and councilor Janet Davis and different representations from stakeholders. The event was held on 17 December in Mizan Complex Auditorium, Toronto where kids displayed their arts and performed poem and dances and get awarded in the event.
Freedom fighter Mr. Sanayul Islam Khan gave a speech from his experiences of the war of independence of Bangladesh to enrich the knowledge of Bangladeshi history to the children of Canadian Bangladeshi and shared them the sacrifice of the peoples during the war of independence of Bangladesh. The event was welcomed by Mr. Jannatul Islam, founder and executive director of HSDN International and chaired by HSDN International’s chair and executive director of BCS Dr. Nasima Akter. The seminar on good parenting was moderated by Mr. Towhid Noman followed by questions and answers session.
In presence of community leaders, MPP, Counselor, academia, youths, various interest groups and politicians, the audiences protested the Rampal Project in Bangladesh, a coal based energy plant which has a potential drastic impact on UNESCO heritage and world largest mangrove forest Sundarban. The protest delivered the message that the coal based plant not only has the evidence to destroy the ecology but also will be affecting living of millions of peoples in Bangladesh and neighborhood countries.