The Association of Former BCS(FA) Ambassadors-AOFA will hold a Discussion on Promoting A Culture of Peace on Thursday, 7th September,2023 beginning at 1100 hrs at the Foreign Service Academy, Bailey Road, Dhaka.
Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr.A.K.Abdul Momen.MP has kindly consented to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.
An E Invitation Card is attached herewith.
Your gracious presence in the Discussion will be deeply appreciated.
With kind regards,
Ambassador Abdullah Al-Hasan,
The Association of Former BCS(FA) Ambassadors-AOFA
has the pleasure to invite you to a discussion session on
Promoting A Culture of Peace
at 11 AM on Thursday, 7thth September, 2023
at the Foreign Service Academy, Bailey Road, Dhaka
Dr.A.K.Abdul Momen, MP, Hon’ble Minister ofForeign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest.
Mr. Shahriar Alam, MP, Hon.Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, has kindly consented to be the Guest of Honour
Ms. Gwyn Lewis, United Nations ResidentCoordinator,Bangladesh,will be the Special Guest
Amb Ahmed Tariq Karim will present the Keynote paper.
Dr.Delwar Hossain, Member, Public Service Commission and Amb Munshi Faiz Ahmed will be the discussants.
Amb Shamsher M. Chowdhury,BB, President,AOFA, will moderate the Session.
The Session will be followed by lunch.
Your gracious presence will be deeply appreciated.
1100 hrs -Address of welcome by AOFA President,
1105 hrs -Presentation of Keynote Paper
1125 hrs -Comments by the Discussants
1155 hrs -Q & A
1225 hrs -Speech by Special Guest
1240 hrs- Speech by Guest of Honour
1255 hrs -Address by Chief Guest
1325 hrs-Concluding Remarks by AOFA President
Dhaka, 7th May,2023
The Eid Reunion and Bangla Nobo Borsho celebrations organized by AOFA on 6thMay, 2023 was a great success.
62 AOFA Members, their spouses, Honorary Members, President and 4 other Members of DCAB (Diplomatic Correspondents’ Association of Bangladesh), other invited guests and their spouses ,attended the event.
The attendance was, probably, the highest in AOFA’s history.
The evening’s program started with a recitation from the holy Quran by Ambassador ABM Abdus Salam.
AOFA President Ambassador Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, BB in his welcome address thanked the large audience for responding to AOFA’s invitation. Inter alia. he mentioned the literary skills revealed by the former career Ambassadors, after their retirement from active service. In this connection, he congratulated Ambassador Ikhtiar Momin Choudhury for receiving a Bangla Academy award for one of his books.
The ensuing cultural program began with Ambassador Majeda Rafiqun Nessa, Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad, Ambassador Golam Mohammad and Ambassador A K M Atiqur Rahman reciting their own poems.
Next,Ambassador Ikhtiar Choudhury took the floor to give a brief account of his literary journey as well as of the journey of his life.
They were followed on stage by three renowned singers of Bangladesh. Begum Chaman Ara Salam ( wife of AOFA Treasurer Ambassador ABM Abdus Salam), Begum Rowshan Ara Islam Shoma ( wife of AOFA Member Ambassador ATM Nazrul Islam) and Begum Rebeka Sultana (wife of AOFA Vice President Ambassador M Shafiullah) .They enthralled the audience with a number of songs of different varieties.
The special attraction of the evening was a performance by the members of a group named Palli Baul Samaj Unnoyon Songostha. Folk songs and Baul songs of Lalon Fakir , Hason Raja and Baul Abdul Karim, rendered by three singers of the Group, were highly appreciated by the audience
AOFA Assistant Secretary General Ambassador AKM Atiqur Rahman scripted and conducted the program. He was also in overall charge of the arrangements for the evening’s cultural program.
Vote of thanks was delivered by AOFA Secretary General Ambassador Abdullah Al-Hasan.
The evening’s program was rounded off with a sumptuous dinner, very diligently managed by AOFA Treasurer Amb. ABM Abdus Salam.
With kind regards,
Dhaka, 7th May , 2023.
Dhaka, 21st April,2023
AOFA Eid Reunion on 06.05.2023.
Assalamo Alaikum wa Eid Mubarak.
On behalf of Ambassador Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, BB President, AOFA, I have great pleasure in cordially inviting you and your wife to attend the Eid Reunion and Bengali New Year celebrations of AOFA Members.
The event will be held on Saturday, 6th May, 2023 at 1900 hrs. in the Foreign Service Academy, Bailey Road, Dhaka.
It will be followed by Dinner.
Dhaka, 21st April,2023.
On Fri, 10 Feb 2023, 19:16 Shamsher M. Chowdhury wrote:
Esteemed AOFA Members,
Today I went to the Turkish Embassy around 3PM and, on behalf of AOFA, signed the Condolence Book that the Embassy has opened for the victims of the recent devastating earthquakes in Turkiye(Turkey).
In the written message, I expressed our shock and deep sadness at the deaths and prayed for the departed souls. I also prayed for the recovery of the wounded.
The Turkish Ambassador was deeply touched and thanked me warmly for the gesture. He also asked me to convey his gratitude to AOFA.
With warm regards
ShamsherShamsher M. Chowdhury, BB01713010203/01624092359
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To:Amb. Suhrab Hossain
Cc:Amb. M Shafiullah,Amb. Masood Aziz,Amb. Munshi Faiz Ahmad,Amb. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain,Amb. Ashrafud Doulaand 75 more…
Sat, 28 Jan at 7:06 pm
My dear Suhrab,
On behalf of the Members of AOFA, and their spouses, I wish to most sincerely thank you, and Mrs. Hossain, for inviting us to your lovely abode in Dhamrai today. It was indeed most gracious of the Hon. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, MP, and Mrs. Momen, to join us for the day out in spite of his many other commitments.
The company of colleagues, and others, the sumptuous feast that was laid out and the warmth of your hospitality made it a day to remember for all of us.
It is events like this that contribute to further strengthening the bonds of camaraderie in the AOFA family. It was also heartening to see the enthusiasm among the newer members of AOFA.
I thank you, and more importantly, Runi, once again for all the sincere effort that made our Day out in Dhamrai a delightful one.With warm regards
Shamsher M. Chowdhury, BB
VISIT TO DHAMRAI , 28.01.2023.
Due to some unforeseen and unavoidable reason, it has been
decided to reschedule the visit to Dhamrai.
The program will now be held on Saturday, 28th January,2023,
all other details remaining unchanged.
While deeply regretting the inconvenience caused, we request to
kindly advise if it will be possible for you to join us on 28th January,2023.
Dhaka, 7th January,2023.
Ambassador Suhrab Hossain, Vice President of AOFA, has extended a very cordial invitation to all AOFA Members and their spouses to spend a day at his country house in Dhamrai , on Saturday, 14th January ,2023.
Transport will leave for Dhamrai from the Foreign Service Academy, Bailey Road, Ramna, Dhaka, at 0830 hrs on 14th January, 2023.
In order to help the host make necessary arrangements, kindly advise your convenience latest by 5th January,2023.
Abdullah Al-Hasan, Secretary General, AOFA. Dhaka, 19th December,2022.
3rd JUNE, 2022
The Eid Reunion organized by AOFA on 28 May, 2022 was a great success.
39 AOFA Members and their spouses attended the event. The attendance was one of the highest in AOFA’s history.
Among those present were two past Presidents of AOFA , Ambassador Mohammed Mohsin and Ambassador C.M.Shafi Sami and a former Secretary General Ambassador Jamil Majid.
The evening’s program started with a recitation from the holy Quran by Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad. This was followed by a narration on Lord Goutam Buddha by Ambassador Supradip Chakma.
AOFA President Ambassador Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury,BB in his welcome address thanked the large audience for responding to AOFA’s invitation. He specially thanked Ambassador Mohammad Mohsin and Ambassador C.M.Shafi Sami for their presence and paid glowing tributes to their contributions in the growth and strengthening of AOFA.
Next Ambassador Syed Noor Hossain took the floor to introduce his latest book কখনো স্বদেশ,কখনো বিদেশ।
The ensuing cultural program began with Ambassador A K M Atiqur Rahman, Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad and Ambassador Majeda Rafiqun Nessa reciting their own poems.
They were followed on stage by two renowned singers of Bangladesh,Begum Rebeka Sultana (wife of AOFA Vice President Ambassador M Shafiullah) and Begum Rowshan Ara Islam Shoma ( wife of AOFA Member Ambassador A T M Nazrul Islam). They enthralled the audience with a number of songs of many varieties.
The revelation of the evening was a patriotic song rendered by AOFA President Ambassador Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury. The audience was pleasantly surprised by this new talent , so far carefully hidden by the AOFA President.
The vote of thanks was delivered by AOFA Secretary General Ambassador Abdullah Al-Hasan while the program was conducted by AOFA Vice President Ambassador Suhrab Hossain.
Vice President Ambassador Suhrab Hossain was also in overall charge of the arrangements for the evening’s program and he was ably assisted by Assistant Secretary General , Ambassador A K M Atiqur Rahman.
The evening’s program was rounded off with a sumptuous dinner.
With kind regards,
Dhaka, 3rd June ,2022.
27th February, 2022
Visit to Suhrab’s house.
- Shamsher M. Chowdhury <email@example.com>To:Amb. Abdul Momen Choudhury, email,Amb. Abdullah Al Hasan,Amb. Abdus Salam, email,Amb. AFM Golam Hossain,Amb. AH Mahmood Ali, emailand 70 more…
- Sun, 27 Feb at 10:32 pm
- Esteemed members,
- Today , I accompanied AOFA Vice President Amb. M. Shafiullah and Secretary General Amb. Abdullah Al Hasan to visit the house of our dear colleague and AOFA Vice President Amb. Suhrab Hossain in Dhamrai.
- The purpose of the trip was to provide some emotional comfort to the family following the daring dacoity at their house recently. We spent a good part of the day with them.While Suhrab appears to have regained his composure, Mrs. Hossain remains badly shaken by the whole traumatic experience. The fact that the family was at the mercy of a group of dacoits armed with lethal weapons is frightening enough in itself.
- They were nevertheless extremely hospitable. Both Suhrab and his wife were deeply touched by the expressions of support from many fellow AOFA members, both by email and over telephone.
- According to Suhrab, the law enforcement officials are pursuing the case with diligence and may have even made some headway in identifying the possible perpetrators. Let us hope they succeed.
- With warm regards
Shamsher M. Chowdhury, BB