2021 marks 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh.
Friday 26 March 2021, marked 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh.
Newham Council marked this significant occasion by hosting an online webinar. The event explored and celebrated the intertwined histories of British Bangladeshi communities and their contributions to the wider socio-cultural scene of British life. The webinar featured the below high profile and inspirational speakers as well as discussions and spoken word poetry around 'Heritage, Culture and Tradition: Being British, Bangladeshi & Me':
- Dr Aminul Hoque MBE
- Dr Farzana Hussain
- Mumzy Stranger
- Nadia Ali
- Syed Ahmed
- Ramzan Miah
- Nasima Begum aka Nasima Bee
- Mizanur Rahman aka Mizan the Poet
The event was hosted by Piali Das Gupta, Director of Policy and Communications.
You can watch the video recording of this webinar below