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Organized by by BUFLA (Bangladesh Unity Federation of Los Angeles)

Saturday April 17th & Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Cultural & other Events Venue: W. 4th Street inside of Shatto Recreation Center, Los Angeles, California.

The Bangladesh Day Parade 2010 was marked by a significant event brochure, a Seminar attended by the chief guest and other distinguished guests, speeches, exhibits, recognitions, children's picture drawing and poetry recitation contest, booths of Bangladeshi ethnic food and clothing and cultural programs with melodious songs, drama and colorful dances, etc. These events took place in two days, Saturday and Sunday;

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Inaugural Program:

The programs were preceded by an inaugural ceremony by hoisting US, Bangladesh and BUFLA flags by the Parade Marshall Dr. Kali Pradeep Chowdhury, Professor Moniruzzaman Miah and Khandakar Alam, President of BUFLA. Spiritual convocations ensued with recitation from Al-Qur'an in Arabic, English and in Bangla followed by recitations of Geeta and Tripitak. National Anthems of United States and Bangladesh and BUFLA Theme Song have been played during the flag hoisting. Khandakar Alam, President of BUFLA gave welcome address to the dignitaries and to the audience. Flowers offered by children to the dignitaries. One beautiful dance was offered by Alisha Jaman, from Southern California Jalalabad Association. Consul Generals from several countries has been in the parade along with many other dignitaries including senior elected officials of the City of Los Angeles and suburban cities, business executives and other distinguished citizens were present among the audience. Many of the Senators and members of the US Congress and California State Assembly have not been able to join the parade because of congress first session taken place in Washington DC.

Seminar:

This seminar has been participated by distinguished Bangladeshi-American personalities. This part of the event was conducted by Anisur Rahman and run in parallel with the children's program.

Children's Picture drawing and Poetry recitation contest:

This part of the event was conducted by Mrs. Tazia Hashem assisted by a number of distinguished ladies of the Bangladeshi-American community. A great number of children, not previously seen took part in this program with their beautiful picture drawing and their poetry recitations.

Saturdays Cultural Program:

The cultural program was scripted by Khaleed Hossain, Cultural Secretary, Bangladesh Unity Federation of Los Angeles (BUFLA) and Vice President of Jalshaghar Entertainment with close assistance by Dr. Shah Alam, President of Jalshaghar Entertainment, former BUFLA President Dr. M. A. Hashem and Mohammad Nurunnabi Rolin of Uttoron Los Angeles. Unlike any other cultural programs that took place in the past in and around Los Angeles, the Bangladesh Day has offered a unique cultural show staged by the BUFLA Cultural Team formed by artists from 3 major cultural organizations. The BUFLA Cultural Team worked relentlessly to stage cultural programs of Saturday and Sunday as an excellent piece of presentation.

Mizan Chowdhury, a renowned and popular singer from Dallas, Texas has performed as the main artist and amused the audience. At the end of performance Mizan Chowdhury donated one of his landskape painting to BUFLA. Khandakar Alam, President of BUFLA received the painting from Mizan Chowdhury.

This program drew a striking number of audiences. Ramesh Kumar provided Tabla assistance to the Saturday Cultural show.

PA system was provided by Cosmos Sound & Stage and worked very well.

To view photographs please click here Bangladesh Day 2010 Photographs

Please click here to watch Bangladesh Day 2010 Parade videos on YouTube

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