Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated
Welcome to the newly designed interactive official website of Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated (BANZI) – the new online community destination for Bangladeshi’s living in New Zealand and abroad.
The main aim for this website is to bring together the Bangladeshi community living in New Zealand and keep them updated about the various services BANZI offers. The site has been designed to provide various useful information to help new and existing Bangladeshis whether visiting or settled – information that helps them in day to day life. The site is based on content management system which allows multiple authors to contribute and manage their contents. This creates the framework to build-up rich contents based portal with various sections. These information helps and promotes integration of Bangladeshis in to the New Zealand way of life.
The site will publish events details of different events of BANZI creating awareness and community development, publication, relief and welfare programmes, trade and business support, volunteers and philanthropic activities and supporting other ethnic and multicultural societies.
The goal also includes the history of Bangladesh reflecting our hard earned independence from Pakistan in 1971. This section also reflects our blood drenched history of movements against Pakistan for language, voting rights and the independence.
25 YEARS CELEBRATION OF BANZI
Bangladesh Association New Zealand Inc. will be celebrating it’s 25 years or Silver Jubilee on “Association Day” this year. In this programme – special awards will be given out to the members who has contributed most towards the organisation in last 25 years. During the programme the history of these 25 years of BANZI will be presented to the members. The children and others will be awarded for the recent contribution to the organisation. A Grand Dinner will be served at the end. Details of the programme is in the Event section.
The culture of Bangladesh refers to the way of life of the people of Bangladesh. The land, the rivers, and the lives of the Bengali people formed a rich heritage with marked differences from neighbouring regions. It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is blessed with deep, rich and fertile soil, a gift from the three major rivers that form the deltaic plain upon which it sits. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers all wend their way down from the Himalayas, carrying nutrients to replenish Bangladesh’s fields.
About New Zealand
BANZI AS A COMMUNITY ORGANISATION
Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated (BANZI) was established in 1991 and was registered with the Register Office of Incorporated Societies in New Zealand on April 30, 1991.
BANZI represents most of the people migrated from Bangladesh to New Zealand. The Bangladesh Community is a strong ethnic group settled in New Zealand and consists of wide variety of professionals, such as Physicians, Engineers, Pharmacists, Agriculturalists, Teachers, Scientists, Accountants, IT Professionals, Businessmen, Social Workers etc.
BANZI was established as a non-profitable voluntary community organization with a vision of uniting the community for peace, progress and development within the greater multi-cultural, multi-ethnicity-rich peace-loving New Zealand society.
our mission & goal
- To promote and encourage Bangladeshi heritage, culture and values throughout New Zealand.
- To assist the efforts of the Bangladeshi Community for contributing to the progress and development of the economic and social wealth of New Zealand.
- To promote better communication and understanding between the Association and Government and it’s various departments, local authorities, other groups and individuals for the benefit of Bangladeshi residing in New Zealand
- To promote better communication and liaison among Bangladeshi living in New Zealand and encourage them to be proud of their heritage, language, culture and values.
Besides providing constant supports to its existing members, Bangladesh Association New Zealand Inc. also provides services to new Immigrants with transport, accommodation, and preliminary official formalities.
BANZI promotes friendship among the fellow Bangladeshi and actively interacts to uplift the image of the community as a whole
A T M Jahan Hasnat Mukul
Mohammad Afjalur Rahman
HASAN BIN NASIR
Assistant General Secretary
Muhammad Mahfujur Rahman (Asif)
Acting Treasurer, Membership & Religious Secretary
Executive Committee Member