Ansar Ahmed Ullah:
The Bangladesh High Commission in London celebrated Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country in Baden-Powell House in Central London on 4 July.
Mrs Anne Main MP, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh at the UK Houses of Parliament was present as the Guest of Honour while Mr Fergus Auld, Head of South Asia Department of Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Mr. Joel Harding, Senior Governance Adviser for Bangladesh of DFID were present as Special guests. British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce (BBCC), UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI), Bangladesh Caterers Association, and Welsh Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce (WBCC) were represented, among others, in the celebration as business bodies based in the UK.
The guests included, among others, leaders of the community, journalists, business, media, academia, cultural activists and other dignitaries. A cultural programme was also held at the end to showcase the rich heritage of Bangladesh.