Talented Bangla youth win

SEVERAL Canterbury Bankstown students were among the recipients at the Rongdhanu Aus-Bangla Cultural Society’s 10th Talent Awards presentation.

The society, an ethnic based, not for profit organisation based in Lakemba, organised the awards to recognise the achievements of young people with a Bangladeshi origin. The awards covered a number of categories including academic, sports, cultural and community work.
This year’s 45 winners received their awards from Federal MP for Watson, Tony Burke, State MP for Oatley, Mark Coure, President and co-founder of the Canterbury Harmony group Karl Saleh and councillors Nadia Saleh and Mohammed Huda, at Lakemba Senior Citizen centre.

Among those to receive awards were: Jabin Parisa, Abd Al Daiyan Sheikh and Rahman Shadman, Al Noori Muslim School; Nomani Fayad and Adib Mizan Mahir, Malek Fahd Islamic School; Eusuf Fardeen, Rissalah College; Shafiq Tasfia, Harcourt Public School; Ahmed Sharier Areeb, Georges Hall Public; and Feryal Hossain Farija, Earlwood Public.
The society’s Lincoln Shafiqullah said a big “thank you” must go to all members of Rongdhanu who have worked hard to organise the awards and the supporters including dignitaries, award winners and sponsors, who help make the event a success.