Friday, 25 July 2014

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Chittagong, Bangladesh: The Homeland Welfare Association (HWA) led by Zia organized an Iftar party on September 20, in Chittagong for Bangladeshi Rohingya students including some elders, according to our correspondent.  

 

The association has been working on the Bangladesh-Burma border areas and it supports orphans and poor students, whose forefathers came from Arakan State , Burma .

 

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Opening with Islam tradition as reading Quarn's Sura

 

More than 150 students including some elders attended the Iftar party.  

 

Professor Mofizur Rahaman of the International Islamic University of Chittagong (IIUC) was the chief guest and talked about the benefit of the month of Ramadan.

 

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Chief guest and elders

 

Sayed Noor, the secretary general of HWA coordinated the program and especially focused on the activities of the HWA introducing the HWA to the public.

 

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Speech of the Chief guest

 

The aims of HWA are: to open a library, a computer centre, an orphanage, to give stipend to poor students, to deliver books and equipments to poor students; to teach computers to the students who are studying in various institutions, to provide scholarship to bright students and give jobs to students who had finished their higher studies.

 

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Guests in the event

 

HWA was established on June 1, 2007 by Zia. All the expenditure is borne by Zia with no donation from outside.  

 

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Taking iftar

 

At present, it supports 50 orphan students. A library was opened, books were distributed among poor students and two workshops have already been held on social activities. It had also distributed 21 computers to different institutions in Chittagong district.
 
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Taking iftar