SOS Children's Villages Bangladesh celebrated
"International SOS Children's Village Day 2014" with a variety of
programs during 16-23 June showing respect to the founder of SOS Children's
Villages - Prof. Hermann Gmeiner; key messages of SOS Children's Villages highlighted among people, festivity and feast
brought immense pleasure among children and community and emotions were high.
‘International SOS Children’s Village Day’ observed
in SOS Children’s Villages in Bangladesh located in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna,
Chittagong, Bogra and Sylhet with lots of joy, enthusiasm and festivity.
SOS Children's Village
The main program was held on 23 June
2014 through a discussion session, prize giving ceremony and cultural function where Mr. Syed Mohsin Ali MP honorable Minister for Social
Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was attended as
Chief Guest while Director General of the Department of Social Services - Mr.
Mohammad Saidur Rahman was present as special guest among 300 guests, children,
mothers and well-wishers of SOS Children's Villages.
Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Ishaque, National Director, SOS Children’s Village
International in Bangladesh welcomed the guests in his speech and delivered his
address highlighting the significance of International SOS Children’s Village
Day and key messages of the organization.
honourable Minister and chief guest expressed deep respect to noble personality
and founder of SOS Children’s Village - Prof. Hermann Gmeiner and praised the
humanitarian activities and quality services of SOS Children’s Villages. He
paid special honour to Prof. Hermann Gmeiner by keeping one minute silent with
all audience. Later on, the Minister distributed prizes among children won in
sports and other competitions arranged on that occasion.
Chief Guest visited a family house and also a small stall arranged with
different awards achieved by SOS Children’s Villages, important photographs,
commemorative stamps, books, journals, brochures, posters and other printed
materials on SOS Children’s Villages. The program was ended with an amusing
cultural show by the children.
The three day long programme was opened on 21 June
through exhibition of science projects, handicraft, agriculture, arts and
crafts and literary works of children at SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Khulna.
Moreover, children’s art competition, cultural and recreational activities were
also organized. Professor Dr. Anwarul Karim, In-charge, Northern University
Bangladesh, Khulna was present as chief guest in the opening program.
As concluding programme, discussion session and
cultural function was arranged on 23 June where Mr. Anis Mahmud, Deputy
Commissioner, Khulna was present as chief guest. The chief guest also
distributed prizes among children who won different event in sports and other
competitions. The program was ended with a cultural show jointly presented by
children and young people from SOS Children's Village Khulna, SOS Youth House
Khulna and SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Khulna.
SOS Children's Village Chittagong
SOS Children’s Village Chittagong arranged sports, music,
recitation, art and quiz competitions for children. A Big Children Party and
SOS Children’s Village Exhibition were organized on 23 June. In this program
different schools are invited to show their children’s performance - music,
recitation and dance. Cultural function, prize distribution and discussion were
also held. Syeda Sarwar Jahan, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Chittagong
attended the programme as chief guest. A get-together programme for the former SOS
boys and girls was also arranged.
SOS Children's Village Rajshahi
To mark the International SOS
Children's Village Day SOS Children’s Village Rajshahi arranged 5 days
long (from 17 to 23 June) programme.
Young people from SOS Youth Village Rajshahi took part in the tree
plantation program. They planted 100 coconut saplings at Raninagar-Gorbari,
Godagari, Rajshahi. The second day programme was set out with sports
competition among children. Then a get- together programme for former SOS boys
and girls and retired mothers was arranged. A swimming competition was arranged
in Rajshahi Swimming Complex children under our care who are studying Class-II
to Class-IV participated. A friendly football match was also arranged in
playground of a local school where SOS Youth Village Rajshahi team played
against a team formed with young people under our support through our Family
Strengthening Porgramme (FSP). The
concluding programme - discussion session, prize giving ceremony and cultural function
was held on 23 June 2014 where Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, divisional commissioner
of Rajshahi was present as chief guest.
SOS Children's Village
In Bogra, the main programme was arranged on 23 June through a discussion
session, prize giving ceremony and cultural function where Mr. Md. Shafiqur
Reza Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Bogra was present as chief guest.
SOS Children's Village Sylhet
Children’s Village Sylhet arranged children’s art competition, quiz
competition, sports competition and finally discussion session, prize giving
ceremony and cultural function on 23 June where Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam, Deputy
Commissioner, Sylhet attended as chief guest.