CINEBUZZTIMES LONDON DESK
On last Sunday, October 31st 2021, the bi-annual general meeting (BGM) and election of the GSC Essex Branch of the Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council in the UK has been completed successfully in the presence of local councillors, community leaders, GSC leaders, and members at the Tiptree Community Hall, Clayhall, Tiptree Crescent, Ilford, Essex, IG5 0SY.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Fazlul Karim Chowdhury, conducted by Mr Abdul Haque (Abu). The chief guest speakers were GSC South East Region Chairperson, Md Isbah Uddin, and Deputy Mayor of Redbridge Council, Councillor Jyotsna Islam. Councillor Shamsul Islam, Councillor Foyzur Rahman, GSC Central Vice-Chairperson M. A. Aziz, GSC NEC Member Dr Ruab Uddin, GSC NEC Press Secretary Sufi Shohel Ahmed, GSC East London Branch General Secretary Abdul Malik Kuti, GSC Essex Branch Women’s Secretary Mrs Syeda Lovely Chowdhury, and BTA General Secretary Sirazul Basith Chowdhury (Kamran).
Other speakers were Sayed Buyha, Mujibur Rahman, Hafiz Moulana Wahid Shirazy, Nurul Islam, Abul Hussain, Moyna Miah, Akram Chowdhury, Abdullah Al Mahmud Shikdar, Saleh Ahmed, Mosoddor Ali Khan, Azizur Rahman (Tipu) and Shamim Khan.
The last term reports, including financial reports from the Chairperson, General Secretary, and Treasurer, were presented in the BGM, and the GSC Essex Branch held a BGM election approved by the General Members.
The Election Commissioners Mr Pervez Qureshi, Mr Abdul Haque Habib and Mr Ahbab Miah declared the newly elected Executive Committee of GSC Essex Branch, including Mr Fazlul Karim Chowdhury as Chairperson, Mr Abdul Haque Abu as General Secretary, Mr Gulam Mustafa as Treasurer and 32 EC Members.
Everyone who attended the BGM praised the works and activities of the Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council in the UK including the GSC Essex Branch. It was stressed that the Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council in the UK was established in 1983 to create unity, fraternity, and brotherhood among the Sylheti community in the UK and fight for rights and justice. The GSC is a registered charity organisation serving the British Bangladeshi community for the last 28 years to improve community relations with all communities.
The GSC has been working hard to promote the cultural heritage of its people and to work towards the elimination of poverty, discrimination, injustice, unfairness, and calamities both in the United Kingdom and Bangladesh. The GSC has raised and donated more than one hundred thousand pounds during the last term to help the disadvantaged, victims of natural disasters, poor and needy people in the UK and in Bangladesh.
Everybody expressed their views in the BGM and agreed to continue their full help and support for the Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council in the UK, including the GSC Essex Branch. At the end of the meeting, a full Bangladeshi dinner was served and a cultural programme