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BCBS opens in Canada

Diplomatic Correspondent

28 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

On the twin historic occasions of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh, the Bangabandhu Centre for Bangladesh Studies (BCBS) in Canada was inaugurated on Friday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Foreign Secretary Ambassador Masud Bin Momen virtually inaugurated the BCBS.

This is one of the initiatives of Dr Khalilur Rahman, the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada, who would also serve as the Chief Patron of the Centre, said a press release.  David Gerald Newman QC, Co-Chair and Founder of Peace Building Committee of Rotary Club of Winnipeg, former Justice Minister/Attorney-General of Manitoba, would serve as the Canadian Patron of the Centre.

With Friday’s formal inauguration, the journey of BCBS has formally commenced.

The Centre is located within the Conflict and Resilience Research Institute Canada (CRRIC) at the St Paul’s College, University of Manitoba.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, High Commissioner Khalilur Rahman, David G. Newman, QC (Canadian Patron of BCBS), Prof Harun or Rashid, Prof Emdad ul Haque, Prof Sadeka Halim, Dean of Social Science of Dhaka University, Prof AKM Mazharul Islam of SUST, Dr Mehedi Chowdhury (Bournemouth University (UK), Freedom Fighter Dr Matiur Rahman, University of Manitoba, Dr Kawser Ahmed, executive director of CRRIC and Dr Syeed Khan, director, innovation and development of CRRIC were present at the event. The activities of the center can be found at