Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Bangladesh 2019: A Visit to Headquarters, Day 2

Today we visited the Rotary Club of Dhaka's headquarters. 

Here we met Zakir Hussain, who has been the club secretary for all the years that the club has been connected with SCAW. (He has met everybody!)

After visiting the offices of the Rotary Club of Dhaka, the evening was taken up with their regular weekly meeting, where on-going projects and reports were presented to the members.  The imminent start of the annual SKD of bedkits was discussed as were reports on the many months of planning that lead to today.  The roles of the various SKD team were recognized and applauded.

A sample of the bedkit was presented along with the SCAW ORP, by President Rtn. Niaz Abdur Rahman, Secretary Muhammad Sameer Uddin, SKD 2019 Chairman Jawaherul Ghani, and MD Salimullah.  Of special note was that MD Salimullah brought the very first SCAW distribution to Bangladesh in 1979 . . . . . 50 bedkits!!

Rtn. Mehdi demonstrate the bedkit carrying technique!

The club is especially grateful to Mehdi for his generosity in donating the warehousing (a spacious, clean, dry, secure location in the centre of Dhaka) for the bedkits for the past eight years.

Chris Hills
Team Bangladesh, 2019