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Social Conference 2016

The Social Conference is an annual get-together of social thinkers and activists who congregate to promote a better society through social bonding, engagement and empowerment held on 11 April 2015 at Dhaka. This year, it attracted around 200 participants from various government and non-government organisations, private sector, university, media, Academy, Research institurion etc. The Conference inagurated by Ms. Nasima Begum ndc, Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare, the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The concept of Shamajik Council (Social Council) was presented by Kazi Amdadul Hoque. He explained the concept based on his two decades of experiences in social work, Kazi Amdadul Hoque realized and demonstrated the translation of this concept in practical social life. He framed this as ‘Shamajik Council’ with an appeal for action. Shamajik means social in Bengali language. The Conference speakers Dr. Tofail Ahmed, Political economy and Local Government Specialist and Professor ASM Atiqur Rahman, Director-In charge, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, Dhaka University took part in the discussion of ‘Shamajik Council’ concept.

Six thematic session held in conference on Social Meeting by Ms. Salma Sultana, Social support by Dr. Tasrina Rahman, Social initiative by Dr. Faugia Begum, Social economy, Mr. Md. Khabirul Haque Kamal and Social information, Service and research by. Mr. Dewan Mohammad Jillor Rahman, Nargis Akter and Social coordination by Dr. Mahfuza Mousumi. The conference welcomed the participants with a dance performance and held sessions to explain the concept of Shamajik Council, its activities and distributed educational materials. Regular intervals, snack and lunch breaks allowed like minded individuals to mingle, network and engage in hearty discussions. Participants from abroad also contributed in the conference through online mediums, which brought a global perspective to the discussions. 

The Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare stressed the need to promote shamajik council concept at different apartment building to enhance social bonding.  Dr Tofail Ahmed recognizes it as the best suitable solution in current unrest conditions in society, while Professor Atiiqur Rahman referred different context in community life both in country and abroad and expressed his hope that the concept will lead the world one day. The inaugural session was chaired by MA Helal Chaudhury.

The conference represented a unique opportunity to engage diverse groups of learners, practitioners, planners, implementers and decision makers at single event and location to express their views, interest and networking.

The Social Conference 2017 will be held in October   2017.

Conference Registration 2017

Contact Details

  • Address: 19/4 Rupnagar (Near Rajanigandha tower) Dhaka 1216
  • info@shamajikcouncil.org shamajikcouncil@gmail.com

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