To celebrate the 42nd Independence Day of Bangladesh and the induction of 400 members of BGCCI
Friday 29th March 2013 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Welcome speech by Akhawat Abu Khair the President and Daniel Seidl, Executive Director of BGCCI
Speech by Dr. Ralph Reusch, Charg? d? Affaires, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangladesh
A presentation: POSITIVE LIGHT ON BANGLADESH by Dr. Shahidul Alam
Snapshots on Leisure Bangladesh
A Musical on Bangladesh by Joler Gaan
Celebration of 400 Members of BGCCI
A Deshi Fashion Show
Live Music
The entire event will be live streamed at:

The Price for "Progress"

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Shinzo Hanabusa is yet another artist to be featured in the upcoming festival of photography, Chobi Mela III. Hanabusa’s work on Japanese farmers provides a fascinating insight into the cost of ‘progress’, in a nation like Japan.
The Second World War had adversely affected farming in Japan. I began producing a documentary on farming in 1962. The farmers were not getting a fair price for their milk. Then Japan started importing powder milk and things got really bad. In 1966 I heard rumours that the farmers in Akita were setting up a resistance movement. Following newspaper leads I went over to the locality. I was very upset, when I saw them throw the milk from the bridge as a sign of protest, at the fact that they had been reduced to this. But a big publication, Ewanami Shoten, printed the photograph and it helped turn things around a bit, so I felt good afterwards. I have since become known as ‘The Milk Photographer’. I hope the publication of this photograph in Southern Exposure helps farmers around the world get a fair price for their produce.
Shinzo Hanabusa, Japan