Thank you Lane and others for your encouraging words, it really means a lot to us. I remember how hard it was for us! At times I got so frustrated that I even thought of leaving the Wikimedia movement in few occasions! But now the job is well done & I am quickly erasing memories of all the frustrating days/months/years. Thank you all on behalf of Wikimedia Bangladesh.
Cheers Ali Haidar Khan FDC Member Treasurer, Wikimedia Bangladesh On Jun 11, 2014 1:48 AM, "Lane Rasberry" <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > 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 > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > 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 > 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>