International Archives Day in Bangladesh, 9 June 2013
June 4, 2013, 9:38 pm
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To celebrate Archives Day Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (BARMS) and Friends of Archives Bangladesh (FAB) have taken several initiatives.

These are as follow:

  1. Arrange a seminar on Archives day and Right to Information Act on 9 June
  2. Publish an article in Daily Prothom Alo illustrating the importance of Archives Day
  3. Arrange a programme with National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB) on 8 June. The Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas, will be the Chief Guest of the programme. There will also be  a large number of high officials, academics, journalists and students at the function. There will be some fanfare including hoisting balloons.

Awareness about archives and right to information is of special interest related to recent disasters in textile industries. The Right to Information Act was passed by parliament in 2009, but until now had little impact. This can change now. Celebrating Archives Day by BARMS and FAB (closely working together) is of utmost importance.

Friends of Archives has a facebook page where you can follow activities and look for updates. Recently Friends of Archives started a blog in English and Bengali: