BAAG's Annual Civic Engagement Dinner Held

By Imran Ansary
Published Fri, Dec 23, 2022 12:04 PM

 American public officials and mainstream politicians said again that they would do everything they could to help the welfare of the Muslim community in Bangladesh. They said that all communities should be promoted by strengthening religious harmony and not religious hatred in America. As a result, they promise to continue to support BAAG as they have in the past. Elected officials reiterated their commitment at the Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group's (BAAG) annual civic engagement dinner on Wednesday in Queens.Since its inception, BAAG has been instrumental in lobbying with the New York City and State administrations on various issues, including providing Halal food to schools and declaring two Eid holidays.

BAAG Officials receiving citation

On the evening of Wednesday, the program organized at the Queen's Palace in Woodside, New York City, started with a recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the national anthems of Bangladesh and America. After that, Bagh President Zainal Abedin gave a welcome speech.
New York State Senators John Lew, Robert Jackson, and Jessica Ramos, State Assemblyman Johran K Mamdani, Assemblywoman Jessica Gonzales Rojas, City Deputy Public Advocate Kashif Hossain, Imam Ayyub Abdul Bari, DRUM executive director Fahd Ahmed, Queens Democratic Party District Leader, and Large Attorney Moin Chowdhury spoke as guests.

State Assemblywoman Jessica Gonzales Rojas and City Deputy Public Advocate Kashif Hossain gave a citation to the BAAG officials at the event. Finally, Engineer Kamal Bhuiyan, Vice President of BAAG, gave the vote of thanks. Shahana Masum and Mohammad Khan hosted the event.