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Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated
Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated (BANZI) is the organisation in New Zealand for the people who are originally from Bangladesh living in New Zealand and their siblings. It has established on 2 May 1991 by some dedicated community member on that time. The objectives of this organisation are to maintain and uphold the cultural heritage of Bangladesh among the greater New Zealand society. BANZI is providing welfare, social, cultural, economic, and other numerous services to the community and the broad including assist to immigrant and settle. It also assists the wider Bangladeshi Community in its contribution toward the progress and development of the economic and social wealth of New Zealand.
This site has been designed to provide various useful information to help new and existing Bangladeshis whether visiting or settling here in New Zealand. This 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 into the New Zealand way of life.
BANZI offers people to register and renew the membership of BANZI through this site. This site publishes details of different events of BANZI creating awareness and community development, publication, relief and welfare programs, trade and business support, volunteers and philanthropic activities and supporting other ethnic and multicultural societies.
The goal of this website is also to include the history of Bangladesh reflecting our hard-earned independence in 1971. BANZI acknowledges who has sacrificed in various ways for this independence. BANZI also recognizes our blood drenched history of movements against Pakistan for our Bangla Language, Culture and Bengali Heritage.
30 YEARS CELEBRATION OF BANZI
Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated is stepping into its 30 years on 2nd May 2021. 30 years ago some dedicated Bangladeshis who love their country and culture of origin took an initiative to establish an organisation for their own community people who are living in New Zealand. BANZI is the result of that initiative and it took its legal entity on this day. The organisation celebrates this day as ‘BANZI Day’. A grand program will be organised by the current EC. Because the date itself would be in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, the EC has decided, the day would be celebrated a little later from the BANZI Day. This celebration will take place on 10 July 2021 at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom. The local and overseas artists will be participated to celebrate this special day. During the programme the history of these 30 years of BANZI will be presented. Details of the programme will be in the Event section very soon.
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
M.N.I Siddiqe Liaquat
Rupashree Jharna Choudhury
Mohammed Mahfujur Rahman
Assistance General Secretary
Md Mahfujur Rahman (Asif)
Md Sharifu Kabir
Religious & Membership Secretary
Md Delowar Hossian