Ansar Ahmed Ullah:Managerial Editor:A meeting hosted by Julie Morgan AM & Cllr Dilwar Ali was held on Tuesday 22 January, at the National Assembly for Wales, Senedd, Cardiff Bay to present the findings of Study Circle, a UK based Bengali research organisation.

The Chairperson of Study Circle, Syed Mozammel Ali who chaired the event said in opening speech that there has been a lot of development in Bangladesh in the last 10 years. Not a single district, area, region, or city has been left out of development. He added, there has been a radical change in the way of life in Bangladesh, but this work of development hasn’t reached abroad and Bengali expatriates. Hence, the work of Study Circle was launched.

Guest panel members were introduced by Masudah Ali of Cardiff University. The meeting was addressed by guests Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales, Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Intl Relations, Jenny Rathbone AM for Cardiff Central and Mohammad Asghar AM for South Wales East amongst others.

Shajia Sultana, Researcher at Study Circle, who conducted the meeting said, the purpose of the meeting was to showcase Bangladesh’s progress and development made in many of the sectors in Bangladesh in the last decade via a publication ”Bangladesh golden journey to development”.

The findings of Study Circle was presented by Shajia Sultana, Researcher at Study Circle, Justice Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, Jamal Ahmed Khan Coordinator Study Circle and Ansar Ahmed Ullah of Study Circle.

Her Excellency Ms Saida Muna Tasneem, High Commissioner of Bangladesh was also in attendance and addressed the audience and responded to Q&A session covering issues of development, women empowerment, climate change, Rohingya and the recently held general election.

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