About Bangladesh

Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state in South Asia. It forms the largest and eastern portion the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. Located at the apex of the Bay of Bengal, the country is bordered by India and Myanmar and is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the narrow Siliguri Corridor. Three of Asia’s largest rivers, the Ganges (locally known as the Padma), the Brahmaputra (locally known as the Jamuna) and the Meghna, flow through Bangladesh and form the fertile Bengal delta—the largest delta in the world. With rich biodiversity, Bangladesh is home to 700 rivers; most of the Sundarbans, considered the world’s largest mangrove forest; rainforested and tea-growing highlands; a 600 km (370 mi) coastline with the world’s longest beach (Cox’s Bazar); and various islands, including a coral reef.

More Detail:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh

History of BDSA

Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BDSA) was formed in December 2016. In a total of 13 of the University of Otago’s  Bangladeshi students as on 8th December 2016 had agreed to form the Association and decided the objectives. The first election for the first committee was held on 8th December 2016 at Otago room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre.

Objectives of BDSA

  • Creating a Bangladeshi socio-cultural hub for the OUSA/OPSA member students, Bangladeshi community in Dunedin and any others interested in Bangladesh
  • Celebrating the best bits of Bangladeshi culture and cuisine
  • Developing a voluntary network of the local community, Otago University/ Otago Polytechnic staffs and alumni in aid of the OUSA/OPSA member Bangladeshi students to study and live in New Zealand
  • Fostering internationalization of the Otago University, particularly in Bangladesh through information sharing to the prospective Bangladeshi students.