5th National Convention of SHUJAN Successfully Held

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IMG_20141227_135041Good governance – which people cherish – is currently not feasible in the existing political reality. An aware citizens group mindful to establish and protect their rights i.e. play their role as attentive concierges in the state, including all spheres of society, are crucial to this end. At the same time, these citizens act as a pressure group on the government, policy makers and different service-providing institutions. SHUJAN is trying to organize this aware, active, and vocal citizenry. As former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Felix Frankfurter, famously declared, SHUJAN also believes that “No office in the land is more important than that of being a citizen.” Read the rest of this entry »

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SHUJAN-Human Chain: Demanding to Protect the Sundarban

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Untitled 1SHUJAN-Human Chain is demanding protection for the Sundarban through the SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance Bagherhat district committee meeting held on 13 December 2014 at Mithapukurpar, Sadar, Bagherhat. Highlighting the slogan, “Save the Sundarban, Save the Country, Save the Environment,” Central Secretary of SHUJAN, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Professor and President of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee, Mozaffar Hossain, Central Coordiantor of SHUJAN, Dilip Kumar Sarkar, President of the Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, Bagherhat District Committee, Mrs. Farida Begum, Vice-Chairman of the Bagherhat Upazila Parishad, Joining Secretary of District Committee SHUJAN, and Advocate, Parveen Ahmeed, prominent scholar and Professor Amirul Alam, and Vice-President of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee, Sheikh Asad, all participated in the human chain. Besides those listed, people from various sectors engaged in the human chain to show their solidarity.

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SHUJAN-Dialogue: Needful Actions of Citizens for Good Governance Held at Bagherhat

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UntitledA dialogue on Needful Actions of Citizens for Good Governance was held on 13 December 2014, arranged by SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance, Bagherhat District Committee. Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Central Secretary of SHUJAN was present in the dialogue which was presided over by Professor Mozaffar Hossain, President of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee. Dilip Kumar Sarkar, Central Coordinator for SHUJAN, Mrs. Farida Begum, President of the Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, Bagherhat District Committee, Advocate Parveen Ahmeed Vice-Chairman, Bagherhat Upazila Parishad and Joining Secretary, District committee, SHUJAN, Professor Amirul Islam, prominent scholar, Sheikh Asad, Executive Director, Udayan Bangladesh, Sheikh Shahidur Rahman, and Abul Kalam Azad also participated in the dialogue. Advocate Shariful Islam Thandu, Secretary of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee moderated the dialogue.

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SHUJAN-Roundtable: Dhaka City Corporation and Zila Parishad Elections

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SHUJAN Roundtable (11.12.2014)Despite the end of the Dhaka City Corporation in 2007, an election has not been held resulting in the suffering of countless numbers of people. On the other hand, the Zila Parishad election has also not been held despite a constitutional obligation and a favorable voting environment. “These two elections are essential for the welfare of the people,” declared the leaders of SHUJANCitizens for Good Governance during the round table discussions on the Dhaka City Corporation and Zila Parishad elections, held on 11 December 2014, at the VIP lounge of the National Press Club, Dhaka. Read the rest of this entry »

District Conference of SHUJAN Held in Moulovibazar

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moulovibazar_shujan_progThe Conference of Moulovibazar district committee of SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance was held on 27 November 2014, with remarks by chief guest and secretary of the Central Committee, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, and special guest and central coordinator Dilip Kumar Sarkar. Besides leaders and followers from the Moulovibazar district, different Upazila and union committees and invited representatives from various sectors in the Sadar district were also present. In total, more than two hundred and fifty participants attended the inaugural session. The District Committee consisted of twenty-nine members formed through council after the inaugural session. Read the rest of this entry »

Raising Exam Standards at the Institutional Level

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roundtable_14octOn 14 October 2014, SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance held a round table discussion titled,  “The Present Condition of the Country’s Education” at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. Speakers at this meeting underscored the need for improving the standard of examinations at the institutional level, as well as in the public sector, to ensure quality education. They alleged that although thousands of students are being given GPA-5 in public examinations every year, the quality of education remains a far cry from perfect. Read the rest of this entry »

Civil Society Leaders Oppose Amending Constitution

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rountable_01september14On 1 September 2014, a round table discussion titled “Amendment to the Constitution: Impeachment of the Judges and its Significance” was organized by SHUJANCitizens for Good Governance at the National Press Club.

Protesting the motion by the incumbent government on constitution amendment and the impeachment of judges, various speakers declared it would be wise to bring about the changes immediately. SHUJAN Secretary, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, reading from a written statement, expressed concern that if parliament is granted the power to remove officials of other constitutional and statutory bodies, eventually all independent institutions could come under government control. Read the rest of this entry »