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Improvement of knowledge on Archives and Records Management (ARM) and Right to Information Act (RTI) to Young Generations of the Jubo Union at Narandi Union Parishad
September 23, 2014, 9:53 pm
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Place and time of Training?

Narandi Union Parishad, Pakundia Upazila, Kishoreganj District, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 21 September 2014.

Chairman Md Johirul Islam Khokan of Narandi Union Parishad invited Elias Kanchon to organize a training on ARM / RTI for the “Jubo Union” (Bangladesh Youth Union: for Young Development). They are at this moment running a training during 14 days. To this training was added this ARM / RTI training, for knowledge on archives and Right to Information is low, although the young people is educated. There are 60 young boys & girls present. The overall trainer is Md. Borhan Uddin, the Kishoreganj District’s Jubo Union officer. This ARM / RTI training of Elias Kanchon is a big opportunity for awareness rising on this important subject. And really a big opportunity for building up the network. Especially the young people present is so much hopeful. A follow up visit wil be done next week and leaflets and books on “The Records of NGO’s” translated in Bengal will be distributed.

Elias Kanchon giving training with Md. Borhan Uddin, the Kishoreganj District’s Jubo Union officer

Elias Kanchon giving training with Md. Borhan Uddin, the Kishoreganj District’s Jubo Union officer

Jubo Youth attending

Jubo Youth attending

Elias Kanchon

Elias Kanchon



Meeting Exectutive Committee of BARMS, 18 September
September 17, 2014, 9:43 pm
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A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (BARMS) will be held on Thursday 18th September at 3PM at Dhaka University, Lecture Theater, room No. 14. You are cordially invited to attend the meeting.

Agenda:

1. Confirmation of the proceedings of the last meeting.

2. A Day long Seminar on Archives and Ganga Ridai on 26th October,2014.

3. Publication of a souvenir

4. Fund Raising

5. Miscellaneous

Professor Dr. Sharif uddin Ahmed,

President, BARM



Visit Dinajpur / Birampur: the pictures
September 14, 2014, 11:49 pm
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Elias and Imran Hossain in the Train back

Elias and Imran Hossain in the Train back

Elias and Birampur Municipal Secretary Md. Seraful Islam sitting at his desk

Elias and Birampur Municipal Secretary Md. Seraful Islam sitting at his desk

Mr. Minnat and Md. Shoidul Islam of Zia Hart Hospital

Mr. Minnat and Md. Shoidul Islam of Zia Hart Hospital



Developing Archives and RTI awareness in Dinajpur / Birampur, 2 – 5 September 2014
September 7, 2014, 6:22 pm
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Elias Kanchon, Rony Duronto, Dipto Saha, Subrata, Minnat, Nurul Islam, Alamgir, Rajib worked for better Archives & Records (ARM) awareness and proper use of Right to Information Act (RTI) in Dinajpur District and Birampur Municipality during 2 – 5 september 2014.

Visits were done at:

  1. Birampur Municipality (1995): meeting with secretary Md. Seraful Islam, for more awareness about ARM, use of RTI, record keeping programme and better record keepers. It appears there is no proper record room at the Municipality. ICA practical guide about NGO recordkeeping (translated in Bengal language) is distributed and secretary is invited for international archives conference of 31 January 2015 at International University of Business, Agriculture & Technology (IUBAT), Uttara, Dhaka.
  2. Birampur Pilot High-School: meeting with head-teacher Md. Arman and computer-teacher Md. Maharab Hossain about need of archives, what are archives, archival materials. High-School lacks archival knowledge and awareness. Bengal translation of NGO recordkeeping is distributed.
  3. Meeting of local group at Birampur Pilot High-School Field about ARM & RTI. The group consists of Doyab, Subrata, Dipto, Razib, Taposh. Elias Kanchon answers questions about RTI & ARM and gets invitation for meeting at Rangpur Carmichael College; participants at this field-meeting express need for project on RTI & ARM and further build-up of local FAB / BARTIC group
  4. ZIA Heart Hospital: meeting with mr. Minnat about hospital online service, proper patient files, proper education and training in ARM and proper Archives & Records legislation. ZIA Heart hospitaI is very advanced in ARM awareness.

This local field work is very important in building up awareness of citizens about their rights to get information from local government, NGO’s, school boards, land records offices, etc.