Mirror Desk : London Bangla Press Club, the organisation represents Bangladeshi journalist and media professionals in the UK, has inaugurated its new office on Friday 16th November. Senior journalists have portrayed this occasion as the new ere for the LBPC which started its journey in 1993 with few journalists.
President of the Organisation Syed Nahash Pasha inaugurated the office which is situated on Princlet Street adjacent to Bangla Town. The inauguration ceremony was conducted by General Secretary Mohammed Jubair where a huge number of journalists and media professionals took part including former members and officials of LBPC.
The members of the club have long been demanding for its own office. Even though there is a fund for purchasing an office for the organisation, it has not been possible to do so because of various reasons and the organisation has now moved to a rented office. From the start of the club in 1993, it has been using the long established Janomot Bengali newsweekly’s office as temporary office.
LBPC officials who addressed the audience at the inauguration ceremony included Vice-president Mahbub Rahman, Treasurer ASM Masum, former President Muhib Chowdhury, former President Belal Ahmed, former President Nobab Uddin, former General Secretaries Nazrul Islam Bashon, Abdus Sattar, Md Emdadul Haque Chowdhury and former member Sheikh Mozammel Hossain Kamal, Channal S chairman Ahmed Us Samad Choudhury.
The members welcomed President, General Secretary and other officials with flower bouquet to celebrate the moving in to the new office.
The club officials mentioned that they will be looking at purchasing of a new office building where the rental income from the premises will pay for the expenses of the office. They also mentioned that members can conduct press conferences and other events at club’s own office.