J3021

Commemorating the 2020 Young People's Festival in recognition of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Bangabandhu Sheik...

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J3021



Senate Resolution No. 3021

BY: Senator LIU

COMMEMORATING the 2020 Young People's Festival in
recognition of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
the Birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay just tribute to the cultural heritage of the ethnic groups which
comprise and contribute to the richness and diversity of the communities
of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 2020 Young People's Festival in recognition of
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh; and

WHEREAS, This year, on the occasion of the 100th Birthday of the
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,
who was born on March 17, 1920, the Muktadhara Foundation will host a
three-day Children's Festival in Queens from March 13-15, 2020, which
will include various thematic competitions, seminars, as well as open
forums; there will also be a special segment dedicated to identifying
young heroes who have already set pioneering examples of community
services and leadership; and

WHEREAS, The largest gathering of Bangla language and literature
enthusiasts outside the sub-continent, the Young People's Festival
begins in New York City and will travel to three other cities in the
United States; and

WHEREAS, The focus of the festival is to connect the members of the
new generation of Bangladeshi-Americans with the history and culture of
Bangladesh and locate a multicultural purpose of their life and work in
the United States; and

WHEREAS, The month of March is significant to the Bangladeshi
community in many other ways; in conjunction with the anniversary of the
birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, March 17th is also
Children's Day in Bangladesh; and

WHEREAS, In addition, March 26th is the Anniversary of Bangladesh's
Independence; the year 2021, will mark the 50th Anniversary, which will
be observed with a myriad of events; and

WHEREAS, In 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with
other freedom fighters diligently worked to gain independence from
Pakistan; on March 7th of that year, Bangabandhu gave a famous speech at
the Ramna Race course calling for non-cooperation, and on March 26th,
independence was officially declared; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor those
organizations and individuals of significance who add strength, vigor,

and inspiration to the ethnic diversity and quality of life in the
communities of this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to acknowledge various
cultures of people who add to the overall diversity of our State and, on
this occasion, we take the opportunity to recognize the contributions
made by the Bangladeshi-American community and extend best wishes to all
of its members as they hold appropriate ceremonies to commemorate this
historic milestone; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 2020 Young People's Festival in recognition of
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Muktadhara Foundation.

actions

  • 06 / Mar / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Mar / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 10 / Mar / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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