Newham Bangladeshis plan to open day care centre

Around 100 people attended the Trinity Centre in East Ham to mark the 41st anniversary of the Independence Day of Bangladesh.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms and John Biggs, the London Assembly member for City and East spoke at the event, organised by the British Bangladesh Development Trust to unite people who originate from the south east Asian country.

Guests also learned that the trust is planning to open a day care centre for elderly people.

Mr Timms spoke of the contribution made politically and culturally to Britain, while Mr Biggs touched on his own visit to Bangladesh last year.

Guests were treated to musical performances at the end of the evening. Tawfique Choudhury, chairman of the trust, thanked people for their attendance.

The British Bangladesh Development Trust was established in 2010. A spokesman said: “One of our projects includes Bengali Mother Tongue classes during the weekend.

“We would like to thank Trinity Centre for providing excellent venue and support around the event, and a special thank you goes to Paul, the manager of the centre.”