Welcome to the website of Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America FOBANA®, is a non-profit, non-political and non-discriminatory, IRS 501c(3) tax-exempt (Tax ID 26-1747615) organization. Year of establishment 1987. This organization of Bangladeshi Associations has been recognized as an umbrella, where Bangladeshi Americans gather to celebrate their success and introduce their vibrant culture to this multicultural country. Since its inception in 1987, FOBANA® has been working tirelessly in this land far away from our ancestral homeland to keep our indigenous culture and commence it to our next generation growing in the United States and Canada. That is not all; FOBANA® has recently received appreciation for its work to assimilate our people with the mainstream of North American people and culture. Those of us who are working in spite of all obstacles in different communities all over the continent are getting recognition from our organization. In other words, FOBANA® is a symbol of our hope and aspiration and a unifying force for bringing our communities together and for moving it in forward direction.
At the Annual General Meeting of FOBANA held at the Sheraton Pentagon Hotel on September 4, 2016 the following members were selected and elected as the Members of the FOBANA Executive Committee for the term 2016-2017.
Chairperson:Azadul Haq (Texas)
Vice- Chairperson:Mohamed Alamgir (Virginia)
Executive Secretary: M Mowla Dilu (Georgia)
Joint Executive Secretary: Zakaria Chowdhury (New York)
Treasurer:Shah Haleem (Texas)
Nahid Chowdhury Mamun
Nurun Amin Nuru
Atiquer Rahman (Florida)
Rabiul Karim Belal (Kansas)
Jashim Uddin (Georgia)
Dr. Ahsan Chowdhury Hero
Executive Member Organizations
Bangladesh Association of Greater Washington DC (Host FOBANA 2016), DC
Bangladesh Friendship Society
Bangladesh Association of Florida
Bangladesh American Association of Georgia
Bangladesh Association of Houston (BAH)
Mid Continent Bangladesh Association (MCBA)
Bangladesh Association of America, Inc. (BAAI)
Bangladesh Association of New Jersey (BANJ)
Bangladesh Community of Los Angeles
Bangladesh Association of Georgia, Inc. (BAGI)
Bangladeshi Expatriate Society of Texas (BEST)
Bangladesh Association of North Texas (BANT)
Bangladesh Association of Montreal
FOBANA 2017 will be in Florida, Host: Bangladesh Association of Florida
FOBANA 2018 will in Atlanta, Georgia, Host: Bangladesh American Association of Georgia (BAAG)
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