Congratulations, I'm so pleased that the persistence and hard work paid off.
This wonderful news for your chapter but also the whole Wikimedia movement. Warm regards, Sydney Poore User: FloNight Wikipedian in Residence at Cochrane Collaboration On Jun 10, 2014 1:29 PM, "Tonmoy Khan" <tonmoy...@gmail.com> 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 > 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>