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Commemorations and celebrations

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21 Feb 2005 Listen MP3
Commemorating '21 February - Bhasha Shaheed Dibash' - history, poetry and songs [Avijit Sarker]
28 Mar 2005 Listen MP3
Coverage of Association's Bangladesh Independence Day function 'Projonmo' [Fahmida Ehsan]
20 Jun 2005 Listen MP3
Celebrating Bangladesh's win over Australia in one day international cricket match in Dhaka [Avijit Sarkar]
27 Mar 2006 Listen MP3
Coverage of Association’s Independence Day function held on 26th March 2006 [Ehsan Ullah]
10 Apr 2006 Listen MP3
Echoed the joy of young Bangladeshi cricketers on their win over 'Big Brother' Australia in Fatullah, Dhaka [Avijit Sarker]
17 Apr 2006 Listen MP3
Jibanananda Das poems and 'lokgeeti' on the theme of 'Banglar Nodi' commemorating the Bangla New Year [Ehsan Ullah]
12 Mar 2007 Listen MP3
Cultural function 'Ridoye Ekush' commemorating Language Martyr's Day at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra [Ehsan Ullah]
09 Apr 2007 Listen MP3
Features - Bangladesh beat South Africa in ICC World Cup by Utpal Shurvo and Habibul Bashar from Guyana [Ehsan Ullah]
16 Apr 2007 Listen MP3
Radio coverage of Canberra 'Boishakhi Mela' 1414 organised by Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra [Iskander Chowdhury]
23 Apr 2007 Listen MP3
Voices of some old and new Canberra residents at a function at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra [Ehsan Ullah]
15 Oct 2007 Listen MP3
(1) Memories of Bangladesh 'Eid' (2) the unique Canberra 'Eid' celebration, and (3) 'probashi shontaner ma-eder eid' [Dalia Nilufar]
22 Oct 2007 Listen MP3
(1) Tradition of 'Durga Puja' in Bangladesh, (2) 'Durga Puja' in Canberra, and (3) history of 'Durga Puja' [Avijeet Sarker]
24 Dec 2007 Listen MP3
Christmas celebration in Canberra by the expatriate Bangladeshis and recollections of celebration back home [Bina D'Costa]
28 Jan 2008 Listen MP3
Micro-drama - 'kortobbo' - to commemorate the 'Australia Day' celebrated on the 26th of January across Australia [Sakiba Rahman]
14 Apr 2008 Listen MP3
Bangla New Year celebration by the Chakma expatriates living in Adelaide and Melbourne: highlighting the 'biju' festival [Bina D'Costa]
19 May 2008 Listen MP3
(1) Brief history of 'dance', and (2) report on International Dance Day celebration in Dhaka, Bangladesh [Dalia Nilufar]
29 Sep 2008 Listen MP3
(1) Preparation for Eid ul Fitr and Durga Puja in Canberra, and (2) three stories of Eid and Puja celebrations [Ehsan Ullah]
06 Oct 2008 Listen MP3
(1) Experience of Eid ul Fitr celebration in Canberra, and (2) Durga puja celebration in Canberra at the Florey temple [Sadequr Rahman]
13 Oct 2008 Listen MP3
(1) Eid and Puja in Canberra, Sydney and Kolkata, (3) keeping 'brain' active, and (3) memories of Bulbul Academy in Dhaka [Dalia Nilufar]
22 Dec 2008 Listen MP3
Report: 'bijoy dibosh' function organised by the Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra on 20th December 2008 [Ehsan Ullah]
29 Dec 2008 Listen MP3
A beautiful composition of songs and narrations from the holy Bible on the occasion of Christmas in Canberra [Luna Purification]
02 Feb 2009 Listen MP3
Canberra 'Shoroshoti Puja' - history, interview with organisers, and popular 'Puja' food recipe: 'niramish' and 'daal' [Avijeet Sarker]
30 Mar 2009 Listen MP3
(1) Independence Day of Bangladesh, and (2) coverage of 'Omor Ekushe Gronthomela 2009' (Part 2) [Murshed Haider]
06 Apr 2009 Listen MP3
(1) 'Earth Hour 2009' - observance and background, and (2) 'Canberra and Region Heritage Festival 09' [Obaidul Haque]
04 May 2009 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Buddha Purnima' - birth, enlightenment and death anniversary of Lord Buddha on 8th May 2009 [Shampa Barua]
21 Sep 2009 Listen MP3
Reading: Some articles published in Bangladesh dailies on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr and Durga puja [Ehsan Ullah]
26 Oct 2009 Listen MP3
Commemoration of 'Pink Ribbon Day' on 26 October 2009 and tribute to a colleague who lost her life to cancer [Ehsan Ullah]
30 Nov 2009 Listen MP3
Eid ul Azha - recollections and reflections of times past and recent by members of the Bangladeshi community [Sadequr Rahman]
14 Dec 2009 Listen MP3
Wins for Bangladesh on Victory Day: Fred Hyde School, Dr. Mahfuz Aziz, Prof Yunus, and events in Canberra [Dalia Nilufar].
28 Dec 2009 Listen MP3
Christmas celebrated in Bangla: Readings and Songs [Luna Purification]
01 Feb 2010 Listen MP3
‘Australia Day’ celebrated 26 January - history, significance, awards and a selection of Australian patriotic songs [Obaidul Haque]
22 Feb 2010 Listen MP3
Language Martyr's Day in Canberra and interview with Mr. Raquib ud Dowla, a leader of the 21st Feb 1952 procession [Ehsan Ullah]
26 Apr 2010 Listen MP3
Views of expatriate's children: (1) Bangla New Year celebration, and (2) ANZAC Day remembrance in Australia [Raquibul Sheikh]
24 May 2010 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Buddha Purnima' - birth, enlightenment and death anniversary of Lord Buddha on 27th May 2010 [Obaidul Haque]
16 Aug 2010 Listen MP3
Interviews: (1) Friendship Day - meaning of 'friendship', and (2) Federal Election 2010 - policies and promises [Shamsuddin Shafi]
18 Oct 2010 Listen MP3
Durga Puja - various aspects, history of celebration in Australia and how it add value to Australian society [Ajoy Kar]
27 Dec 2010 Listen MP3
Christmas celebration: the birth of Jesus - readings from the Bible in Bangla and Christmas songs [Luna Purification]
28 Feb 2011 Listen MP3
(1) Short story 'April Fool' written by Mamoonur Rashid, and (2) 21st February commemoration in Canberra [Sadequr Rahman]
26 Dec 2011 Listen MP3
Christmas celebration: the story of Santa Claus and some popular songs of Santa and Christmas [Luna Purification]
05 Mar 2012 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 1st death anniversary of Dr. Apala Farhat Naved Professor of Biochemistry at Dhaka University [Sadequr Rahman]
12 Mar 2012 Listen MP3
Composition of poems and songs on - 'boshonto utshab' - the traditional festival to welcome spring in Bangladesh [Paromita Dey]
26 Mar 2012 Listen MP3
Commemoration: Shadhinota Dibosh - 41st Independence Day of Bangladesh through patriotic songs and poem [Newton Muhury]
02 Apr 2012 Listen MP3
History and cultural tradition of Bangla New Year celebration in Bangladesh [Shamsuddin Shafi Biplob]
16 Apr 2012 Listen MP3
Coverage of the Canberra 'Boishakhi Mela' organised to celebrate the Bangla New Year 1419 [Ajoy Kar]
21 May 2012 Listen MP3
Birth Anniversary of Bangabandhu and National Children Day 2012 Celebration at the Bangladesh High Commission [Ajoy Kar]
06 Aug 2012 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Krishna Janmashtami' - Hindu festival marking the birth of Shri Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu [Paromita Dey]
[Photo: Akramul Hoque]
20 Aug 2012 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Eid ul Fitr' - Muslim festival marking the end of holy month of fasting in different parts of the world [Dalia Nilufar]
Merry Chistmas
24 Dec 2012 Listen MP3
Christmas in our lives and a special prayer for the 26 families who lost their little children and loved ones in Newtown, Connecticut [Luna Purification]
The 'provatt ferry' at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra [Photo: Ajoy Kar]
25 Feb 2013 Listen MP3
The 'provatt ferry' and discussion on commemorating the month of language martyrs and International Mother Language Day at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra [Ajoy Kar]
Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1775-1862) - the last Mughal Emperor of India [Image: Wikipedia.org]
25 Mar 2013 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 42nd Independence Day of Bangladesh - importance of economic idependence [Sadequr Rahman]
"Shubho Noboborsho" - Happy Bangla New Year [Composition: Samiya Shajedin]
15 Apr 2013 Listen MP3
Commemoration: Bangla New Year - the calendar, customs and a selection of Bangla new year songs [Samiya Shajedin]
Ramadan Mubarak [Image: www.islamcan.com]
15 Jul 2013 Listen MP3
Begining of Ramadan in Canberra - significance, practice and Eid preparation [Shireen Ahmad]
Artist impression of the Gungahlin Mosque for north Canberra muslim community [Image: NCMC Inc]
05 Aug 2013 Listen MP3
Progress of Gungahlin mosque in north Canberra, importance of Ramadan and Canberra Eid celebration [Raquibul Sheikh]
Eid Mubarak! - sweets at a Eid reception in north Canberra [Photo: Bangla Radio Canberra]
12 Aug 2013 Listen MP3
Fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan: some interesting research findings [Dalia Nilufar]
Muslims performing Hajj rituals around Ka'ba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia [Image: www.journeymart.com]
14 Oct 2013 Listen MP3
Interview: Mr. Kabir Chowdhury - aspects of Hajj and information for people planning for Hajj [Raquibul Sheikh]
Merry Christmas and may God's grace be always with you [Image: wikipedia.org]
23 Dec 2013 Listen MP3
Christmas special - the core significance of Christmas and carols performed by Spondon Canberra [Luna Purification]
Australia Day 2014
27 Jan 2014 Listen MP3
History and celebration of Australia Day and interview with Bangladeshi singer Nakib Khan [Raquibul Sheikh]
National Multicultural Festival 2014 [Photo: multiculturalfestival.com.au]
10 Feb 2014 Listen MP3
Coverage of the National Multicultural Festival Canberra 2014 [Zaheen Rahman]
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressing a rally in Dhaka immediately upon his return to the newly independent Bangladesh after nine months of detention in Pakistan [Photo: dhakatribune.com]
31 Mar 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 43rd Independence Day of Bangladesh - a brief history of independence [Shamsuddin Shafi]
A traditional dish 'panta ilish' in Boishakhi Mela [Image: sakurahouse-blog.com]
14 Apr 2014 Listen MP3
Bangla New Year 1421 celebration and Boishakhi Mela in Canberra [Zaheen Rahman]
Stage performance in Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2014 [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
28 Apr 2014 Listen MP3
Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2014 organised by the Bangabandhu Council Australia - Part 1 [Ehsan Ullah]
Stage performance in Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2014 [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
05 May 2014 Listen MP3
Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2014 organised by the Bangabandhu Council Australia - Part 2 [Ehsan Ullah]
Happy Buddha Purnima 2014  [Image: discoverindia.net]
12 May 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration: Buddha Purnima - the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha [Ehsan Ullah]
15th Anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia (1999-2014) [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
30 Jun 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration of 15th anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia - Part 1 [Sakiba Rahman]
15th Anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia (1999-2014) [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
07 Jul 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration of 15th anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia - Part 2 [Ehsan Ullah]
15th Anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia (1999-2014) [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
14 Jul 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration of 15th anniversary of Bangla Radio broadcast in Canberra, Australia - Part 3 [Sadequr Rahman and Shireen Ahmad]
Eid ul Fitr greetings from Bangla Radio Canberra
04 Aug 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration: Eid-ul-Fitr, celebrated in Canberra on the 28th of July 2014 [Zaheen Rahman]
Sri Krishna Janmastami celebration 2014
18 Aug 2014 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Jonmastami', celebrated in Canberra on the 17 August 2014 [Arupa Sarkar]
Merry Christmas [Image: Luna Purification]
22 Dec 2014 Listen MP3
Remembering the victims of horrific events of 2014 during Christmas celebration [Luna Purification]
The natural beauty of Bangladesh [Photo: www.positive-light.org]
12 Jan 2015 Listen MP3
Interview: Photographer Mikey Leung - Positive Light to empower Bangladeshi people through sustainable tourism [Ehsan Ullah]
Australian country singer Eric Bogle and his team singing at the Citizenship Ceremony in Canberra [Image: abc.net.au]
26 Jan 2015 Listen MP3
Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Canberra and upcoming events of the Association and Mother Language Committee [Ehsan Ullah]
Mother Language Day - 'Language Walk' held in Canberra [Photos: Fahimul Islam]
23 Feb 2015 Listen MP3
Coverage of the Mother Language Day - 'Language Walk' held in Canberra on 21 Feb 15 [Sheikh Lana]
International Women's Day 2015 [Photo: www.positive-light.org]
09 Mar 2015 Listen MP3
Commemoration: International Women's Day 2015 and invitation to 'A chorus of women' [Shireen Ahmad]
ADFA band at the Bangladesh's Independence Day function in Canberra [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
30 Mar 2015 Listen MP3
'Muktijoddhar Chithi' - letters from the freedom fighters during Bangladesh's liberation war [Rumana Jamaly]
Stalls at the Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1422 [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
27 Apr 2015 Listen MP3
'Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1422' - Bangla New Year 1422 celebration in Canberra [Raquibul Sheikh]
Sunil Gangopadhyay, the bauls of Bengal and a letter from home [Image: YouTube.com]
13 Jul 2015 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 17th year of Bangla Radio Canberra broadcast - programs from archive [Fahmida Ehsan]
Eid memories of the past by Mr. Zahiruddin Mahmud Mamun and Ms. Nargis Hedayet [Image: Ehsan Ullah]
20 Jul 2015 Listen MP3
Eid memories of the past by Mr. Zahiruddin Mahmud Mamun and Ms. Nargis Hedayet [Raquibul Sheikh]
Durga - Hindu Goddess of victory of good over evil [Image: durgawalls.com]
05 Oct 2015 Listen MP3
Jatra: 'mirar bondhua' (Part 2) - Hindu mythical story depicted by opera group Agragami [Sakiba Rahman]
15th Anniversary celebration function of Bangla Radio Canberra - 1 Nov 2015 [Photo: Muhith Masih Babu]
02 Nov 2015 Listen MP3
15th Anniversary celebration function of Bangla Radio Canberra - 1 Nov 2015 (Part 1) [Samiya Shajedin]
A dance sequence by Ishnat Zerin Urmi at the Bangla Radio Canberra 15th Anniversary celebration function [Photo: Muhith Masih Babu]
09 Nov 2015 Listen MP3
15th Anniversary celebration function of Bangla Radio Canberra - 1 Nov 2015 (Part 2) [Samiya Shajedin]
Father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman among the artists of Bangladesh Betar [Photo: Lutfar Rahman]
14 Dec 2015 Listen MP3
Special presentation: Role of Bangladesh Betar during the liberation war - Mazharul Islam [Obaidul Haque]
A depiction of Mary and baby Jesus [Artist: Jharna Bernadette Purification]
21 Dec 2015 Listen MP3
Christmas special - Christmas memories from Bangladesh and beautiful Bengali Christmas songs [Luna Purification]
Meeting to defy 'Section 144' on 21 February 1952 that unfolded the historic events [Photo: Prof. Rafiqul Islam - Wikimedia.org]
22 Feb 2016 Listen MP3
Professor Anisuzzaman: Life and work of Bengali language activist Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman [Obaidul Haque]
The immortal 21st February [Image: anandabazar.com]
29 Feb 2016 Listen MP3
Observance of Ekushey February in Canberra, Sydney and West Bengal, India [Ehsan Ullah]
Role of Bangladesh Betar in the liberation war [Photo: positive-light.org]
28 Mar 2016 Listen MP3
Special presentation: The history and role of Bangladesh Betar in the liberation war of Bangladesh [Shamsuddin Shafi]
History and significance of the celebrations of Bangla New Year - poet Asad Chowdhury [Image: news.xinhuanet.com]
11 Apr 2016 Listen MP3
Interview: Poet Asad Chowdhury - History and significance of the celebrations of Bangla New Year [Obaidul Haque]
Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2016 [Photo: Tulip Chaudhury]
18 Apr 2016 Listen MP3
Sydney Boishakhi Mela 2016 organised by the Bangabandhu Council Australia - covered by Dr. Abed Chaudhury [Fahmida Ehsan]
Bangla New Year celebration on campus - UNSW @ ADFA in Canberra [Photo: Tasneem Rahman]
02 May 2016 Listen MP3
Coverage: 'Boishakh Boron 1423' function organised by UNSWBD at ADFA, Canberra [Tasneem Rahman]
'Shuvo Buddha Purnima' [Image: Ehsan Ullah]
23 May 2016 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Buddha Purnima' - birth, enlightenment and death anniversary of Lord Buddha [Shampa Barua]
 Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra's Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti function [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
11 Jul 2016 Listen MP3
Coverage: Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra's Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti function (Part 2) [Arupa Sarker]
Durga Puja 2016 celebration in Canberra [Photo: Avi Sarkar]
10 Oct 2016 Listen MP3
Coverage of Durga Puja 2016 celebration in Canberra [Arupa Sarkar]
Lakshmi Puja in Bengal [Image: bhakti-online.com]
17 Oct 2016 Listen MP3
The origin and rituals of Lakshmi Puja [Shrabani Paul]
The National Martyrs' Memorial of Bangladesh and its architect Syed Mainul Hossain [Photo: prothom-alo.com]
19 Dec 2016 Listen MP3
Two features on Victory Day of Bangladesh published in Bangladesh daily Prothom Alo [Ehsan Ullah]
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Christmas tree [Source: historymyths.wordpress.com]
26 Dec 2016 Listen MP3
Traditional practices and symbolism of Christmas observed around the world [Luna Purification]
International Women's Day - March 8 [Image: acelebrationofwomen.org]
06 Mar 2017 Listen MP3
Commemoration: International Women's Day (8 March) highlighted by poems and song [Tulip Chaudhury]
The liberation war through poems [Image: Ittefaq.com.bd]
27 Mar 2017 Listen MP3
Commemoration: Bangladesh's 47th Independence Day on 26 March 2017 through poems [Shampa Barua]
Lest We Forget - ANZAC DAY - April 25th [Image: Australian War Memorial]
24 Apr 2017 Listen MP3
Commemoration: ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand through songs and poem [Zaheen Rahman]
A blessed Buddha Purnima [Image: udayavani.com]
08 May 2017 Listen MP3
Commemoration: 'Buddha Purnima' - birth, enlightenment and death anniversary of Lord Buddha through poem and songs [Shampa Barua]
'Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1424'  [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
15 May 2017 Listen MP3
Coverage: 'Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1424' organised by Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra - Pt 1 [Raquibul Sheikh]
Canberra Bangla School students' presentation at the Boishakhi Mela 1424 [Photo: Canberra Bangla School]
22 May 2017 Listen MP3
Coverage: 'Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1424' organised by Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra - Pt 2 [Tasneem Rahman]
Music as a medium for spreading the message of peace [Image: un.org/peaceday]
14 Aug 2017 Listen MP3
Commemoration: The International Day of Peace to be observed on 21 September through music [Sheikh Lana]