Sydney (Report by Surraya Hassan, Tribune International, 8 March 2022); The Women Council Australia headed by Sazeda Akhter,
Councillor Canterbury-Bankstown celebrated International Women Day.
The Hon Mark Coure, Minister for multiculturalism NSW, Hon Tony Burke member Federal parliament, Hon Wendy Lindsay member NSW parliament, Mr. Khaldoun Asfou Lord Mayor Bankstown-Canterbury, His Excellency Khandkor Masudul Alam Consul General Bangladesh, Dr. Ayaz Chowdhury President United Bangladeshi Association, and many honourable dignitaries, community leaders, and entrepreneurs attended this wonderful function celebrating International Women Day function held in a local function center in Bankstown NSW on 8 March 2022.
Clr Sazeda Akhtar, the host of the event, was praised for her remarkable work among the Bangladeshi and South Asian communities. In their remarks, Honorable Mark Coure and Honorable Tony Burke recognized the extraordinary work being
done by the Bangladeshi community in various professions, at the same time, making a key status in the multicultural society of NSW.
With the affiliation of the Women Council of Australia, Teleaus launched the Women Entrepreneurship Celebrations 2022. In recognition of the remarkable work of community women, awards were presented to successful women entrepreneurs. Bangladeshi cultural groups and local singers created a fun-loving atmosphere through performances.
The Bangladeshi community has been successful in business, education, sports, and local politics. Children in Bangladesh earn higher grades in school and graduate.
Bangladeshi women have started their own small businesses and become successful entrepreneurs. Youth and seniors in Bangladesh take part in local politics. During the last council elections, many Bangladeshi-Australians participated. Presently, 18 Bangladeshi-Australians are councillors in different city councils. Today, the Bangladeshi community is a prime part of NSW’s multicultural society.