bi-annual general meeting and election.
The Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council (GSC), a social organisation of expatriate Bangladeshis in the United Kingdom, recently held its biennial conference and election in the United Kingdom’s Southeast Region. On 28 February, the event was held at the Banqueting Hall “Atrium” in London. People from various professions and cities in London attended the meeting.
The bi-annual meeting was divided into two parts. General Secretary Fazlul Karim Chowdhury led the first. The outgoing chairman, Mohammad Ishbah Uddin, welcomed all the leaders, workers, and guests at the start of the meeting. Next, General Secretary Fazlul Karim Chowdhury and Treasurer Sufi Sohail Ahmed presented the organisational and financial reports. The reports are approved at the biennial meeting after extensive discussion and review. The president then announced the conclusion of the first part of the meeting.
The election commissioners are in charge of the second phase of the election. The election commissioners described the election process with efficiency and impartiality, following the organisation’s constitution. On occasion, Chief Election Commissioner Sadruzzaman Khan, Assistant Election Commissioner Barrister Md. Abul Kalam and Parvez Sajjad Qureshi spoke.
Other candidates withdrew their nominations in support of Mohammad Abdul Aziz, chairman candidate, and Fazlul Karim Chowdhury, general secretary candidate.
Because there was only one candidate for each of the other member positions, the Chief Election Commissioner declared the 32 members elected unopposed. As a result, Mohammad Abdul Aziz was elected chairman, Fazlul Karim Chowdhury, general secretary, and Sufi Sohail Ahmed, treasurer.
The other members of the newly elected Executive Committee are Mr. Faizur Rahman, M.A., Gafur, Md. Abul Kalam, Jahangir Khan, Maulana Rafiq Ali Minar, Barrister Masud Ahmed Chowdhury, Councilor Jyotsna Islam, Abdul Malik Kuti, Md. Abdul Qadir, Md. Minal Ahmed Chowdhury, Saleh Ahmed, Mirza Afsar Beg, Syed Zillul Haque, Zakir According to the organisation’s constitution, the elected committee will serve for two years.