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Presentation on Bangladesh


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Brif: Bangladesh overview, 21 February-International mother language day, Economics, Culture (pohela boishakh), Tourism.

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Presentation on Bangladesh

  1. 1. Presented By Jamshed Alam, Mohammad Tawhidur Rahman, Rizwana Edris Jyoti, Ameer Hossen, Saeed Ullah International Masters in International Business Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, China Date of submission: 02 December 2015
  2. 2. 1. Full Name : People's Republic of Bangladesh 2. President : Md. Abdul Hamid 3. Prime Minister : Sheikh Hasina 4. Capital : Dhaka 5. Currency : Taka (৳) (BDT) 6. GDP/ capita : $1,314 7. Time zone : GMT +6 8. Area : Total147,570 km2 9. Population : 150 million (2013) 10. Ethnic groups : 98% Bengali+2%others 11. Language : Bengali + English 12. National Anthem: Amar Sonar Bangla…. (By Rabindranath Tagore) Short overview of BANGLADESH
  3. 3. • Shaheed Dibos: 21st Feburary 1952 • Declaration of Independence: 26 March 1971 • Liberation of Bangladesh: 16 December 1971 • Bangla new year: 1 Boishakh (14th April) Short overview of BANGLADESH Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  4. 4. Geographic Position
  5. 5. Climate of BANGLADESH
  6. 6. Heroes of BANGLADESH Rabindranath Tagore Kazi Nazrul Islam Fazle Hasan Abed M. UnusZainul Abadin Shakib Al-Hasan Bibi Rasel FR Khan Zaved Karim Salman Khan
  7. 7. Religions of BANGLADESH Islam (89.5%) Hinduism (8.6%) Buddhism (0.2%) Christianity (0.8%)
  8. 8. • Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. • Tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh. • Ilish/ Hilsha is the national fish of Bangladesh • Wildlife of BANGLADESH
  9. 9. Foods •
  10. 10. Foods •
  11. 11. • Tourism & Attraction
  12. 12. Fruits of BANGLADESH
  13. 13. • At least 4,700 Bangladeshi items are getting zero tariff access in China. • 98% Bangladeshi products are enjoying zero tariff facilities. Sino-Bangla Relation 1975-2015 • Diplomatic Relationship
  14. 14. • Bangla Language takes its birth from a form of Prakrit in the tenth century. The Bengali script has been derived from the Brahmi alphabet in 273 to 232 BC. History of Bengali language has been divided into three eras – Old Bengali (950-1350), Middle Bengali (1350-1800) and Modern Bengali (1800 to the present day). • Bengali or Bangla/ বাংলা is the native language to the region of Bengal, which includes Bangladesh and few Indian states West Bengal, Tripura and southern Assam. It is written using the Bengali alphabet. • Bengali is the national language in Bangladesh and second most spoken language in India. With about 250 million native and about 300 million total speakers worldwide, it is the seventh most spoken language in the world by total number of native speakers. History of Bangla Language
  15. 15. • Before 1971 Pakistan was divided into two regions- East & West. Present Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan and present Pakistan known as West Pakistan. The then Government of Pakistan imposed Urdu as the sole language to be spoken across the country. The East Pakistan, holding a vast number of people speaking Bengali, denied to follow the law. The students of Dhaka University and other political activists arranged a provincial protest on 21st February 1952. To discourage the strike, the Government invoked curfew. Several students and other people who participated in the protest were shot by the police mercilessly and then killed. • This supreme sacrifice has eventually led to the recognition of preservation of mother languages worldwide. At the initiative of Bangladesh government in 17th November 1999 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted 21st February as the International Mother Language Day. For the first time, UNESCO observed 21st February, 2000 as the International Mother Language Day. It was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages. 21st February, Int’l Mother Language Day
  16. 16. • 21st February (Ekushey February) is a day of pride for all Bangladeshi people. It is a public holiday in Bangladesh since 1953. Depending on the moral of Ekushey Bengali art, literature and culture has evolved significantly. Since 1979, the Ekushey Book Fair was held at the Bangla Academy premises. • To reminisce 21st February, Shaheed Minar, the martyr monument was built in between the campus of Dhaka Medical College and University of Dhaka where we visit annually, in bare feet with flowers in our hands and tears in our eyes. 21st February, Int’l Mother Language Day
  17. 17. • Foreign Remittances Remittances from the Bangladeshi Diaspora provide vital foreign exchange. Remittance has become a major contributor to the Bangladeshi economy. As the emigrant workers from Bangladesh gradually increased over the years, the amount of annual remittance to the country significantly rose. According to World Bank, Bangladesh is now one of the largest recipients of remittance with almost $14.5 billion as of June 2013. Economy of BANGLADESH
  18. 18. • Apparel sector Bangladesh's textile industry, which includes knitwear and ready-made garments (RMG) along with specialized textile products, is the nation's number one export earner, accounting for $21.5 billion in 2013 – 80% of Bangladesh's total exports of $27 billion. Bangladesh is 2nd in world textile exports, behind China, which exported $120.1 billion worth of textiles in 2009. The industry employs nearly 3.5 million workers. Economy of BANGLADESH
  19. 19. • Shipbuilding and ship breaking Shipbuilding is a growing industry in Bangladesh with great potentials. The potentials of shipbuilding in Bangladesh have made the country to be compared with countries like China, Japan and South Korea. Experts suggest that Bangladesh could emerge as a major competitor in the global market of small to medium ocean-going vessels. Bangladesh also has the world's largest ship breaking industry which employs over 200,000 Bangladeshis and accounts for half of all the steel in Bangladesh. Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is world's second-largest ship breaking area. Economy of BANGLADESH
  20. 20. • Agriculture: Being situated in one of the most fertile regions on Earth, agriculture plays a crucial role, with the principal cash crops including rice, jute, tea, wheat, cotton, and sugarcane. Because of Bangladesh's fertile soil and normally ample water supply, rice can be grown and harvested three times a year in many areas. Bangladesh ranks fifth in the global production of fish and seafood. 80% of the people in Bangladesh directly related to agriculture. Economy of BANGLADESH
  21. 21. • Bangladesh is the land of festivity. Festivals have always played a significant role in the life of the people of Bangladesh. Festivals and celebrations are an integral part of the culture of Bangali people. • These festivals include traditional, cultural, religious and political. It is said that Bangladesh have Baro Mashe Tero Parbon (Thirteen festivals in twelve months). Following are the major festivals of Bangladesh… Festivals of BANGLADESH
  22. 22. • Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year or বাংলা নববষ,র্, Bangla Nôbobôrsho is the first day of the Bengali calendar celebrated on 14 April in Bangladesh. Festivals of BANGLADESH Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar introduced this Bengali New Year in order to make tax collection easier in Bengal. It was because the Mughals collected tax according to the Islamic calendar which did not agree with the harvest season.
  23. 23. • The Bengali New Year begins at dawn of Pahela Baisakh and the day is marked with singing, processions, and fairs. Traditionally, businesses start this day with a new ledger, clearing out the old. People of Bangladesh enjoy a national holiday on Poila Boishakh. All over the country people can enjoy fairs and festivals. • Singers perform traditional songs welcoming the new year. Like other festivals of the region, the day is marked by visiting relatives, friends and neighbors. People prepare special dishes for their guests. • Nowadays, Panta illish has become more popular among the Bengali people on the day of pahela baisakh. Festivals of BANGLADESH
  24. 24. • People from all spheres of life wear classical Bengali dresses. Women wear saris with their hair bedecked in flowers. Likewise, men prefer to wear panjabis. • A huge part of the festivities in the capital is a vivid procession organized by the students and teachers of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Festivals of BANGLADESH
  25. 25. Tourist Attractions of BANGLADESH  Cox's Bazar is the longest natural sea beach in the world, and a popular Bangladeshi tourist spot.  For the beach lovers it is the most convenient spot to visit with wonderful sandy beaches.  It is the town and port of fishing.  It provides easy access to Chittagong hill tracts.  Every year thousands of people come here to visit this amazing place.  There are also so many larger hotels for tourists. “From the world's longest beach to its largest mangrove forest, and from lush tea estates to Bengal tiger territory, there is plenty for tourists to discover in Bangladesh”
  26. 26.  It’s the land of “two leaves and a bud” that means land of “Tea Gardens”.  Sylhet is the land of Shrine’s, natural Hills, forests, beautiful tree plantations and lots of Haors.  For miles and miles around, there are teagardens spread like a green carpet over the plain land or on the sloping hills.  It is the third largest tea gardens in the world in both area and production.  Srimangal, which is known as the tea capital of Bangladesh, is the actual tea center of the area  There are also Jaflong hill forests, Madhobkundo water falls, Shrine of Saint Shahajalal, Lawachara Rain forest etc. in Sylhet.  Sylhet is totally a land of natural beauties and vast tourist attractions. Tourist Attractions of BANGLADESH
  27. 27. Tourist Attractions of BANGLADESH
  28. 28.  The name “Sundarban” can be literally translated as "beautiful forest" in the Bengali language.  It is one of the largest mangrove forests in the world lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.  Home of Royal Bengal Tiger (Panther).  Sundarbans consist of - mangrove scrub, littoral forest, saltwater mixed forest, brackish water mixed forest, swamp forest, intertidal mudflats, sand flats, sand dunes with typical dune vegetation, open grassland on sandy soils and raised areas supporting a variety of terrestrial shrubs and trees.  It has a unique ecosystem and a rich wildlife habitat.  Land of various flora and fauna. Tourist Attractions of BANGLADESH
  29. 29. BANGLADESH : land of stories You all are Welcome to take our Hospitality