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Berlin Hall at the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh

The Goethe-Institut Bangladesh organized a panel discussion on Fasting in Different Religions to examine this important tradition in various religions. Mr. Marius Pietruschka from the Goethe Institut organized this discussion with support from the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW. The panel consisted of Reverend Massimo Catterin, Deputy of Holy See Embassy, Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration at the Insitute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW and Professor Sukomal Barua from the University of Dhaka. The panel reflected on the respective meaning and importance of fasting in their religions. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Tanveerul Haque.


Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, House 10, Road 9, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka

In close cooperation with Embassy of Italy Dhaka and Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW), on Thursday 12th August 2010, the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh inaugurated a month long Photography Exhibition Ramadan in the Middle East by Ms. Christel Becker-Rau/Cologne. The Ramadan Program was followed by weekly Lecture sessions, scheduled to be held every Monday by Representatives from different Muslim Countries to present the culture and traditions that are followed during observance of the Holy month of Ramadan. Lt. Gen. Nooruddin Khan PSC president of Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) was present as the Special Guest at the inauguration of the exhibition. Besides Italian Catholic Father Mimmo Pietanza, Chief in charge of the Xaverian Congregation in Bangladesh and Father Benjamin Gomez, Catholic Church Mymonsing spoke about fasting in Christianity in the inauguration program. On 23rd August 2010, Ms Habiba Tasneem Chowdhury, Chief Coordinator of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) and Ms. Faatin Haque, director of the Institute presented their papers on the theme of ‘Ramadan traditions in Bangladesh’.


Auditorium, Goethe Institute Dhaka

The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) presented a paper on ‘Effective Utilization of Mosques’ at a panel discussion as part of a fortnight long program of the Goethe Institut, Dhaka titled ‘Mosque Today’. The paper reflected on the key role of mosques as institution for social unification. It was presented by Barrister Reazul Karim, Director Legal Affairs at the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW).


Goethe- Institut Dhaka

Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Director Administration and Faatin Haque, Director of the Institute presented a paper titled, 'Symbolism and Significance of Water in Religion' at the Symposium organized by the German Cultural Center


Goethe-Institut Dhaka

Barrister Cynthia Farid, Researcher of Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) presented a lecture on ‘Ramadan: Between Folklore and Contemplation’ at a lecture series titled ‘Ramadan in Reflection’, jointly organized by the Institute and Goethe Institut- Bangladesh. Angela Grunert, Director Goethe Institut, delivered speech on the occasion.


Goethe- Institut Dhaka

The Institute in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Dhaka organized a seminar on ‘Culture Sensitive HIV/AIDS Prevention Communication for Behaviour Change’. Dr. Saima Khan presented a keynote paper on behalf of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW). Project Management Specialist Population, Health and Nutrition of USAID Dr Sukumar Sarker, Frank Paulin of Public Health Administration of World Health Organization (WHO), Dirik Gehl of KfW Kreditanstalt for Wiederaufbau of GTZ, National Consultant of UNAIDS Tony Michael Gomes, Head HIV/Consultant Physician of ICDDRB Brian Cobb and Executive Director of Bandhu Social Welfare Saleh Ahmed, among others addressed the seminar. Chief Coordinator of the Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) Habiba Tasneem conducted the seminar.


Goethe-Institut Dhaka

Shaila Simi, Research Fellow, presented paper at the Seminar jointly organized by Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, Embassy of Germany, and Institute for International & Security Affairs (SWP) and Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW).

*(SAW) is acronym for 'Sallalahu Alayhe Wasallam', which means 'Peace be Upon Him'.