Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneem has urged Bangladeshi expatriates, especially the young generation, living in the UK to complete their birth registration with the High Commission to avail six essential services.
Through the birth registration, the expatriates as dual citizens can enjoy services like Bangladeshi passport, national identity card and foreign citizenship.
Apart from these, birth registration is a must for enjoying 16 citizen services in Bangladesh, said the High Commissioner.
High Commissioner Tasneem was addressing a webinar marking the “Mujib Borsho National Birth Registration Day” organized by Bangladesh High Commission in London on Friday, said a press release on Saturday.
She hoped that most of the Bangladeshis living in the United Kingdom would complete their birth registration by 2021, when Bangladesh is going to observe the final phase of the Mujib Borsho and also the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.
Local Government Division Senior Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed addressed the webinar as chief guest, while Registrar General of Bangladesh Birth and Death Office Manik Lal Bonik spoke as special guest.
People from all walks of life including prominent personalities of Bangladesh communities in the UK and Ireland, professionals, media representatives, business leaders, and cultural activists at the programme gave their opinions on birth registration.
Sultan Mahmud Sharif, community leaders Syed Sajidur Rahman Faruk, Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury, Ahmed Us Samad Chowdhury, valiant Freedom Fighter Mahmud Hasan, MBE, Harmuj Ali, MA Munim, Syed Nahas Pasha, Urmi Mazhar and Ansar Ahmed Ullah, among others, spoke.
Birth registration process has been going on online since 2010 following the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as per the goal of creating Digital Bangladesh by 2021.