Fantastic news! I know how frustrating it has been for all of you. Looking forward to continued collaboration!
A. On Jun 10, 2014 10:42 AM, "Rodrigo Padula" <rodrigopad...@gmail.com> wrote: > Great news!! > > Congratulations to all members of the Wikimedia Bangladesh! > > Rodrigo Padula > > > 2014-06-10 14:28 GMT-03:00 Tonmoy Khan <tonmoy...@gmail.com>: > > > 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 > > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>