Hello, Ali is being modest.
Not only is Wikimedia Bangladesh among only the 5% who got NGO registration, but they are also among the 1% to do it without paying anyone a bribe. I have heard that they were asked for money many times to make things go more quickly. Perhaps people outside the region do not know, but there are a lot of desks that all want to stamp the registration papers before giving the final approval. For a foreign-affiliated Internet technology organization mostly run by younger people who have a relationship to a major Internet property to be able to get a registration without paying any bribe is probably unprecedented in the history of South Asia. Getting a registration is something to be proud of, but getting it completely honestly means that a lot of extra work went into the registration just to keep a good reputation. I am thrilled with the good example this sets and not only is having the registration a wonderful thing for the Wikimedia community, but also this shows an excellent precedent for all Bangladeshi community activists because they have a bright example in Wikimedia Bangladesh that paying a bribe is not necessary to get an NGO registration. This is really something to publicize, stress, and note as a point of pride. No one should forget this as it really takes a lot of sacrifices to do this without bribing and in terms of cost, it actually is cheaper to save time and pay the bribes. I hope that this encourages other organizations in Bangladesh to also file their own NGO paperwork and accomplish whatever they feel ought to be done. Congratulations a thousand times! yours, On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com> wrote: > Tonmoy Khan, 10/06/2014 19:28: > > less than 5 applications for registration as societies get >> approved out of every 100. We submitted our application in May 2012 >> > > That's heroic, thanks. > > Nemo > > > _______________________________________________ > 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> > -- Lane Rasberry user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia 206.801.0814 l...@bluerasberry.com _______________________________________________ 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>