Iftar mahfil was organized in honor of the Bangladeshi community on the initiative of ‘Spain-Bangla Press Club’, an organization representing Bengali media in Spain.
A large number of expatriates from all walks of life of the Bangladeshi community were present at the mahfil organized on Friday (April 22) at the Desh Restaurant in the famous Lavapies area of Bangalipara in the capital Madrid. Iftar mahfil turned into a gathering of expatriates in the presence of different classes of professions.
President of Spain-Bangla Press Club Shahadul Suhed presided over the function while Bangladesh Ambassador to Spain, Andorra and Equatorial Guinea Mohammad Sarwar Mahmud was the chief guest.
ATM Abdur Rauf Mandal, Head of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Spain was the special guest at the function conducted by Kabir Al Mahmood, General Secretary of Europe Bangladesh Press Club and member of Spain-Bangla Press Club. Spain-Bangla Press Club member gave a welcome speech. Siddiqur Rahman. Maulana Khalilur Rahman recited from the Holy Quran.
Speaking as the chief guest, Ambassador Mohammad Sarwar Mahmud said that the way the members of Spain Bangla Press Club are working in the service of the community is commendable. Referring to the role of expatriates in the development journey of Bangladesh, he said that in order to build a prosperous Bangladesh, everyone should cooperate from their respective positions.
He lauded the indomitable courage and morale of the people of Bangladesh in tackling the cowardly situation in Bangladesh. Mentioning that the journalists are cooperating to maintain good relations between the embassy and the expatriate Bangladeshi community, the ambassador added that the journalists have to play their due role in uniting the community.
Prominent personalities of the community were present on the occasion including President of Baitul Mukarram Bangladesh Mosque Management Committee Khorshed Alam Majumder, President of Bangladesh Association in Spain Al Mamun, Former President Kazi Enayetul Karim Tareq, Former Senior Co-President Al Amin Mia, Current General Secretary Murad Majumder, Former General Secretary Kamruzzaman Sundar, Awami League Spain Branch Co-President Ekramuzzaman Kiran, General Secretary Rizvi Alam, Senior Joint Secretary Tamin Chowdhury, BNP Spain Branch President Mozammel Haque Manu, Acting General Secretary Ramiz Uddin, Valiyante Bangla President Mohammad Fazle Ela. Masudur Rahman, General Secretary of Dhaka District Association in Spain, Syed Masudur Rahman Nasim, President of Khulna District Association in Spain.
Also present were Hemayet Khan, former president of Greater Faridpur Welfare Association, Abul Hossain, co-president of Noakhali Association in Spain, Abul Kashem Mukul, Faizur Rahman, former convener of Greater Sylhet Association, Abdul Qayyum Masuk, Abdul Munek, senior leader of Greater Sylhet Association. , Maulana Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Association in Spain Co-Treasurer Piyas Patwari, Member Asadur Rahman Saad, Sylhet District Association In Spain Convening Committee Member Afsar Hossain Nilu, Saiful Munshi Iqbal, BNP Leader Humayun Kabir Reagan, Jasas Secretary Welfare Association President Khairul Alam Zaman, Habiganj District Association Organizing Secretary Hossain Iqbal, Anjumane Al Islah’s Maulana Abul Kalam Shiblu, Bangladesh Community Shamsul Islam and others.
A special munajat led by Maulana Asaduzzaman Razzak, President of Al Islah Spain Branch of Anjuman wished peace to all Muslims and expatriates of the world including Bangladesh.