Tower Hamlets speaker Sabina Akhtar on Tuesday night said the Tower Hamlets council was sincerely promoting the Bengali language and culture among the new generation of non-resident Bangladeshis there to encourage maintaining strong ties with the birthplace of their ancestors.
While speaking at a reception ceremony accorded to her by the Sylhet City Corporation at the Nagar Bhaban conference room in the night, Sabina informed that the Tower Hamlet council was providing financial assistance for studying Bengali language so that NRBs could play a vital role in the country’s development.
‘The new generation of NRBs would show more interest to visit Bangladesh and invest their hard-earned money in different development programmes, if a NRB-friendly environment is developed here,’ she said.
She said the SCC could act as a bridge between the NRBs and the countrymen by improving civic amenities including transport and housing facilities in the city.
SCC mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury presided over the programme and congratulated NRBs for enriching the country’s foreign currency reserve.
He also urged for stronger cooperation from NRBs at building Sylhet as a prosperous, secure and modern city that would be a chosen home for the new generation growing up abroad.
UK Jalalabad Association president Muhibur Rahman Muhib, journalists Nazrul Islam Bason and Amirul Islam Chowdhury, SCC chief executive officer Enamul Habib, councillors Syed Misbah Uddin, Shantanu Datta Santu and Shahanara Begum, among others, also addressed the programme.