1st International Archives Day (IAD) in Kishoreganj, 9 June 2016
June 12, 2016, 11:36 am
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For the first time in history International Archives Day (IAD) was celebrated in a local area in Bangladesh, this was Kishoreganj, 9 June 2016. It was organized by Elis Kanchon from BARTICK & Amin Sadi. Twenty-five participants were meeting in front of District Commissioners office & were standing with banner on the road for 30 min (see pictures). After that the participants moved to the office of Kishoreganj History & Archaeology Auditorium. Programme started 14:30pm to end with Iftar at 17:00pm. In the meeting of IADB the importance of archives & records & their preservation was discussed. Specifically it was about:
1. What are Archives?
2. What are the sources of Archives?
3. What are archival materials?
4. What is the different between Archives & Archeology?
5. What is the actual condition of Bangladesh Archives on national and international level?
6. What are interesting interesting example from Kishoregonj & Bogra?
7. What is the importance of archives and records in your personal life?
8. What is the importance of archives & records for national life & planning (hospitals, schools, union digital centers)?
9. “Better Data – Better Life” campaign.
Some of the participants:
1. Information officer, Abu Zaffor, Joyshiddi Union Parishod Ex-chairman Md. Gaishuddin,
2. Kishoregonj History & Heritage Preservation Parishad Vice-President Journalist Nazrul Islam Khairul
3. Journalist Abul Kashem, Shatabdir Konto
4. Poet Md Asraf Ali, Shatabdir Konto
5. Better road Kishoregonj Assistant Secretary journalist Shofiq,
6. Information Workers, Md. Ibrahim Sagor, Md. Fazlul Haque and especially Dr. Hira Mia,
7. Students, Md. Masum Billah, Tazin, Numan Sabid, Mostufa Kamal.
The meeting was recorded and will be published “Shatabdir Khonto” journal on 10 June 2016 .




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