Great to hear! I remember that you shared with us 'it might take a while' but I never took it so excessively! Thanks for sticking through, and all the best with the earned status. I hope it will help you a lot in your activities.
Lodewijk 2014-06-10 19:33 GMT+02:00 Vishnu <visdav...@gmail.com>: > Excellent news, Tonmoy! Congratulations!! > > Best, > Vishnu > > > On Tuesday 10 June 2014 10:58 PM, Tonmoy Khan wrote: > >> Dear All, >> >> >> It gives me great pleasure to announce that Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) >> has >> successfully completed its local registration in Bangladesh. Our >> application for registration was approved by the Registrar of Joint Stock >> Companies & Firms - Bangladesh on 9th June, 2014 and I have collected the >> certificate of registration today (10th June, 2014). >> >> >> >> Wikimedia Bangladesh has been registered under the Societies Registration >> Act of Bangladesh & our official name is Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation. >> >> The registration process was a very long and demanding one, but our >> perseverance and determination finally prevailed. It has become very >> difficult to get registration of a society/foundation in Bangladesh as the >> incumbents have to have security clearance from the National Security >> Intelligence (NSI) of Bangladesh, which is very difficult to get if not >> impossible. In the course of dealing with the registration process of >> WMBD, >> I learned that less than 5 applications for registration as societies get >> approved out of every 100. We submitted our application in May 2012 and it >> took us a little over two years to get the security clearance from NSI & >> complete all the bureaucratic process! >> >> >> It gives us a great sense of achievement that we could uphold the >> Wikimedia >> movement volunteerism spirit with passion, integrity and professionalism >> despite being a small volunteer community. The pending registration issue >> could not hold us from doing outreach activities locally & taking in the >> greater Wikimedia Movement. We organized some excellent programs, >> workshops >> & meet-ups with our limited resources during this time period. This effort >> successfully brought in good number of new contributors to Bengali >> Wikipedia & increased the article count. Volunteers from WMBD/Bangladesh >> are also actively participating in the international Wikimedia movement by >> taking part in discussions, conferences & as committee members in >> different >> Wikimedia committees. >> >> >> >> We, as a chapter, want to make small but steady steps towards sustainable >> progress in fostering the Wikimedia movement in Bangladesh so that we can >> make the sum of all human knowledge accessible to the people of this >> region. >> >> >> Cheers >> >> >> Ali Haidar Khan (tOnmOy) >> Treasurer >> Wikimedia Bangladesh >> >> "ভাবুনতো এমন এক পৃথিবীর কথা, যেখানে প্রতিটি মানুষ সমস্ত জ্ঞান বাধাহীন ভাবে >> আদান প্রদান করতে পারবে। এটাই আমাদের অঙ্গীকার।" >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ >> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines >> Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>