1. 1) To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; 2) To accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potential; 3) To promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia; 4) To contribute to mutual trust, understanding and appreciation of one anothers problems; 5) To promote active collaboration and
3. Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India laid its foundation stone in 1904. One of the best examples of Dhakas architecture. It is a happy blend of European and Mughal elements.
4. Lalbagh Fort or Fort Aurangabad, an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka. The construction of the fort was commenced in 1678 AD by prince Muhammad Azam
5. Ahsan Manzil situated at Kumartoli of Dhaka on the bank of the Buriganga. It was the residential palace and the kachari of the nawabs of Dhaka. Abdul Ghani built the palace during 1859 and completed in 1872.
6. Ruplal House an imposing early 19th century mansion located on the northern bank of the Buriganga, in the Farashganj locality of old Dhaka. Two affluent merchant brothers named Ruplal Das and Raghunath build it in 1840.
7. Nimtali Palace was built towards the end of the Mughal rule in Dhaka as a residence of the Naib- Nazim. Lord Clive got it build for the residence of Naib- Nazim in 1765-66
8. The production of pottery is one of the most ancient arts. The earliest specimens of pottery are those of the Northern Black Polished Ware. This pottery spread into Bangladesh from the north later than fourth century B. C.
9. Shatranji, a variety of handloom carpet which is the heritage of Rangpur and the country. Shatranji earned renown with new designs and weaving techniques
10. The advent of Bengali New Year is gaily observed throughout the country. The Day (mid-April) is a public holiday. Most colorful daylong gatherings along with arrangement of cultural program and traditional Panta at Ramna Park, Dhaka is a special feature of Pahela Baishakh. Tournaments, boat races etc. are held in cities and villages amidst great jubilation. Many fairs are held in Dhaka and other towns and villages.
11. Eid-e-Miladunnabi is the birth and death day of Prophet Muhammad (s). He was born and died the same day on 12th Rabiul Awal (Lunar Month). The day is national holiday, national flag is flown atop public and private houses and special food is served in orphanages, hospitals and jails. At night important public buildings are illuminated and milad mahfils are held.
12. Although there are 38 different languages ofBangladesh, Bengali is by far the most widely spokenlanguage in the country – an estimated 98% of thepopulation can speak it, and it enjoys the status ofofficial language and the lingua franca of the nation.Arabic text is widely used in education. English is alsowidely used, especially in urban areas. That says I love you in Bangla. Ami tomakey bhalobashey.