The official inauguration of London based Bengali web portal Londonbdnews24 took place in Montefiore Centre in East London on 24th March in presence of notable and senior journalists in the UK. President of London Bangla Press Club Nobab Uddin and General Secretary Emdadul Haque Chowdhury officially launced the website.
Chairman of Londonbdnews24.com Abdul Basit Badsha presided over the launching event and Chief Editor Kamal Mehedi conducted it. Editor Jakir Hossain Koyes read out the written statement in the beginning of the event.
Speakers emphasised on many inadequacies and shortcomings of the newspaper and online London based news portals. They said that to alleviate these problems they need to put together authenticity and accuracy when publishing of broadcasting news. The speakers also mentioned that there are numerous numbers of online news portals now. Hence, to obtain more readership, one needs to establish their authenticity and accuracy.
Guests who addressed the audience at the launching event included Editor of Bangla Mirror Abdul Karim Gani, Managing Director of Channel S Taj Chowdhury, MD of Channel I UK Reja Ahmed Foysol Chowdhury Shueb, Senior journalist Najrul Islam Bashon, Editor of Shaptahik Bangladesh Sheikh Mojammel Hossain Kamal, Treasurer of London Bangla Press Club Mohammod Jubaer, Editor of Shaptahik Bangla Post Barrister Tarique Chowdhury, News Editor of Weekly Janomot Musleh Uddin Ahmed, Editor of Shaptahik Desh Tysir Mahmood, Editor of Shaptahik Surma Syed Monsoor Uddin, former Editor of Euro Bangla Mohammod Jahedi Kamal, former President of London Bangla Press Club Mohammod Belal Ahmed, Editor of Monthly Darpan, Managing Editor of Weekly Muslim Mohamod Subhan, News Editor of Shaptahik Bangla Times Saem Chowdhury, Bangla Shonglap Editor Moshahid Ali, Vice-President of London Bangla Press Club Mahbubur Rahman, Organising Secretary Motiur Rahman Chowdhury, Rhymester Dilu Naser, NNB’s London representative Matiar Chowdhury, Journalist Ishaque Kajol, Mostaque Babul, Shah Yusuf, Syed Johurul Haque, Ahad Chowdhury Babu, A S M Masum, Hasan Hafijur Rahman Polok, Selim Rahman, Khijir Hayat Chowdhury, Hefajul Karim Raqib, Shah Shamim Ahmed, Sarwar Kabir, Jewel Raj, Rejaul Karim Mridha, Abdur Rashid, Choyon Sami, Faruque Shumon, Imran Hossian and others.
On their speech the speakers said that each and every online news portals should give emphasis to their own news and maintain the quality and authenticity of a news rather than just cut and paste from other sites. They wished that londonbdnews24 will be publishing community news and will serve the community for decades.
In the beginning media team of londonbdnews24.com were introduced to the present guests. of the media team who were present at that time included Executive News Editor M A Kayum, Special Representative Syed Shah Selim Ahmed, Reporter Abul Hasanat, Community Reporter M G Foysol Ahmed, Photographer Abul Kalam, Contributor Abdur Rahim Ranju and Bakhtiar Khan.