Non-resident UK living Bangladeshis will always be remembered for their role in the liberation war in 1971. NRB Bangladeshis also played a huge role in developing the war torn country. These all concludes that NRB Bangladeshis are the main driving force of Bangladesh. Speakers told this in a felicitation meeting organised by Sylhet Division Nagorik Committee to felicitate Member of Parliament for Habiganj – 1 Abdul Munim Chowdhury Babu, Vice-President of Sylhet District Awami League Dewan Gazi Zafar Sadik (Koyes Gazi) and former President of Sylhet District Bar and Organising Secretary of Awam Kormojibi Parishad Ruhul Anam Chowdhury Mintu.
The felicitation meeting was held on 10th of September at a restaurant in East London. The event was presided over by the Convenor of Shylhet Division Nagorik Committee and former student leader Lavlu Lashkar and jointly conducted by Joint Convenor Mahfuz Ahmed Chowdhury Shohid and Juber Rashid.
Guests who addressed the audience included organisation’s advisor Abdul Halim Chowdhury, journalist Matiar Chowdhury, Bangla TV reporter Abdul Qadir Chowdhury Murad, former student leader Ahbab Hossain, Joint Secretary of UK Awami League Jamal Ahmed Khan, orgnisation’s Joint Convenor Anwar Hossain, Foyez Ahmed, Lutfur Rahman, Syed Jabed Iqbal Shahid, Ahmed Kabir Sweet, Sagor Mohammod Shanu, Abdus Salam, Turon Miah, Emadur Rahman, Abrar Bhakth Majumdar Bachchu, Abul Foyez, Mohammod Rouf Hossain, Fajlu Miah, Redwan Khan, Moinul Islam and others.
Abdul Munim Chowdhury mentioned that he himself was a non-resident Bangladeshi. He went back to Bangladesh for the love and commitment to his country. He also emphasised that he is aware of the harassments and problems that the general NRBs suffer. He gave hope to the audience that he will try to resolve this problems.