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Tower Hamlets residents urged to save more lives by telling others i had my jab.

Residents who have had their Covid-19 vaccine are being asked to help save more lives by sharing their story with others to encourage vaccine take up. Studies have shown that the Covid-19 vaccines can both reduce the risk of serious illness and death from Covid-19, along with transmission to others. Along with testing, mass vaccinations are also one of the ...

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I am standing to listen to residents and to give them a voice

    On 6th May 2021, Thames ward residents will head to the polls to elect a new Councillor. Liberal Democrat candidate Afzal Sayed Munna defines this by-election as  an extended opportunity for residents to abolish what is not working, and to make a fresh start. Afzal believes a local election like Thames ward election is an opportunity to build ...

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50 YEARS ON: THE NIGHT OF THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1971: Simon Dring

  (British journalist Simon Dring was invited to UK Nirmul Committee’s event to observe Bangladesh’s Genocide Day on 25 March 2021. Unfortunately, as he was unable to attend, he sent the following article with audio recordings of his experience in Dhaka on that fateful night of 25 March 1971 to be read out and played at the meeting. Bangladesh Government ...

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South Asian victims of domestic abuse  reminded “help is  available during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic”

  The government wants to remind those in the South Asian community that help and support is still available during the coronavirus pandemic through the ongoing #YouAreNotAlone domestic abuse campaign. The YouAreNotAlone campaign, which is open to people of all ethnicities, ages and backgrounds, was first set up in April 2020 in response to the increased demand for domestic abuse ...

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Key community organisations join council for first Climate Engagement event

  More than 70 participants, including key stakeholders, members of the community and council officers, attended the first ever Tower Hamlets Climate Engagement Event, held Wednesday 17 March 2021. The online conference is part of the Council’s commitment to becoming a net zero carbon Council by 2025 and a net zero carbon borough by 2050 or sooner. It brought together ...

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UK’s 2nd tallest skyscraper lit up in red and green marking Bangladesh’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

  High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem along with Canary Warf Group Chairman and CEO Sir George Iacobescu CBE inaugurated the special lighting of the UK’s second tallest building in London’s high-profile business district Canary Warf in red and green, marking the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence. National anthems of Bangladesh and the UK ...

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Toynbee Hall is inviting stories from 1971 of British Bengali people

In honour of the 50th anniversary 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence, Toynbee Hall has developed a year-long programme that brings Tower Hamlets Bengali communities stories and experiences to the forefront of the anniversary celebrations. Toynbee Hall has chosen to focus on personal stories and creative expression, placing value on these as knowledge as they offer powerful insights into this time and ...

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European virtual conference on Bangabandhu’s legacy

Speakers at an international virtual conference held on 27 March 2021 recalled the core values of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for tolerance, mutual understanding, friendship and social harmony in every sphere of society. They affirmed that because of the secular ideology of Bangabandhu, the newly independent country of Bangladesh stood up as a model of religious freedom and a friendly ...

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50 years of Bangladesh’s independence : The handing over of the flag of the High Commissioner in London to Speaker Cllr Ahbab Hussain

:: The handing over and hoisting of the national flag in East London on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence in London, United Kingdom has been completed with due dignity. On the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence at the Shaheed Minar premises in Altab Ali Park, East London, Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Syeda Muna Tasnim handed over the national ...

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London High Commission commemorates 50 years of Bangladesh Genocide calling for international recognition

  Bangladesh High Commission, London in collaboration with Centre for Genocide Studies of the Dhaka University today observed 50 years of Bangladesh Genocide in a commemorative event titled “1971 Bangladesh Genocide and International Recognition”, calling for international recognition of the genocide and mass killings of Bangalees by the invading Pakistan army fifty years ago on 25 March 1971. Bangladesh High ...

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