Wow, two years from start to finish!

Congratulations from across the border,
Bishakha
On Jun 10, 2014 11:31 PM, "Patricio Lorente" <patricio.lore...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Congratulations, Tonmoy!
>
> 2014-06-10 14:46 GMT-03:00 Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>:
> > 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।"
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