NABIC Stands Beside Hurricane Florence Victims

Hurricane Florence, remains a powerful natural calamity as the flooding continues to devastate many parts in Carolina area. The relentless rain in the Carolina coast is struggling with the impact of Florence as flooding creates a slow-moving disaster. Certain parts of the state remain inaccessible and land locked.

NABIC with local partner delivered hot cooked food, and other dry goods to a city called Whiteville, Lumberton & Wilmington.

NABIC @ ISNA Convention

ISNA had their 55th annual convention on August 31 to September 3 at Houston, TX. The theme of this year’s convention was “In God We Trust”. The convention started with the Jumma prayer Friday August 31, 2018. NABIC actively participated in this convention. On Friday a booth was opened in the lobby to display NABIC activities and to communicate with the visiting members and supporters. The booth was open till Sunday night. NABIC activity included a reception for the members and supporters on Saturday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 PM in the meeting room of the Hilton Americas Hotel. NABIC immediate past President Dr. Rashed Nizam presided over the meeting. He welcomed the NABIC members and supporters and requested all the participants to introduce themselves. This event was participated by many supporters, members NABIC board of regents & board of directors as well as some new comers who wanted to know about the organization. NABIC projects were introduced to the audience through a beautiful short film documenting NABIC’s main projects and NABIC leadership Dr. Ataul Karim, Chair, Board of Regents, Dr. Abu Bakar Ahmed, Member Board of Regents, Dr. Rashed Nizam Immidiate past president & Fazle Elahi Chowdhury, Executive Director answered questions from the audience. During the reception 3 families became life members of NABIC. NABIC also had a parallel session on “নৈতিক মুল্যবোধের অবক্ষয়” (Declining Moral Values) on Saturday, at 4:30 PM, presented by Dr. Muhammad Ataul Karim, Sr. Sabina Siddiqui & Dr. Abu Baker Ahmed. The session was moderated by Dr. Rashed Nizam.  Sr. Sabina introduced what is moral values, Dr. Ataul Karim presented the current situation in Bangladesh and Dr. Abu Bakar Ahmed introduced the ethics center that NABIC sponsored to address the moral issues in Bangladesh.

Physician from USA visited NABIC Satellite clinic for Rohingya Refugee

NABIC arranged for Dr. Mohammed Naser Nazmul to visit Rohingya camps and Medical clinics set up by NABIC with Network NGO in Ukhia, Cox’s bazar on Saturday Janary 6, 2018.

Dr. Nazmul is Board certified Internist and Nephrologist currently practicing in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Dr. Nazmul evaluated NABIC’s programs, provided consultation to improve patients. End of his visit he commented “It was an eye opener to the current situation of Rohingya community and inshaALLAH, I will continue my support through NABIC. I was impressed by the dedication and hard work of NABIC as a team in this crucial humanitarian crisis.”

Our immediate past President and current Board member Dr. Rashed Nizam who is also the Chair of ISNA’s Development Foundationis planning to visit Rohingya camps and NABIC satellite clinics in Ukhia within next few weeks.

With inputs from Dr. Nazmul and Dr. Nizam in future we plan to provide more cost efficient care to the Rohingyas.

 

Launching of Center for Ethics Education

NABIC in collaboration with Dhaka Ahsania Mission is going to open “Center for Ethics Education” at the campus of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST). The formal launch of the Center for Ethics Education on January 13, 2018. Advocate Sultana Kamal, a human right activist and former chief advisor to the caretaker government, will attend the program as Chief Guest and Professor Mohammad Ataul Karim, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA & Chair NABIC Board of Regents will be present as Special Guest. Mr. Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President, Dhaka Ahsania mission will preside over the event. Dr. Rashed Nizam, Immediate Past President, will join the event.,

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Annual Convention

North American Bangladeshi Islamic Community (NABIC) organized its 28th Annual Convention in San Jose, CA on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Mehran Restaurant. The convention was a great success with the active participation of local and out-of-state Bangladeshis and guests.  The convention was enlightened by many renowned speakers including, Dr. Altaf Husain, Vice President, ISNA; Dr. Mohammad A Karim, Executive VC & Provost, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA and Dr. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Bangladesh. The day of knowledge culminated in the generosity of the community at a fundraising banquet, where NABIC received approximately $ 216,000 in direct public support.