Sunday 14 December 2014

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  Their purpose is to create international opportunities for the people of the UK and worldwide. 

This year the British Council is celebrating 80 years of cultural relations worldwide. From modest beginnings in 1934 now it has over 190 offices in over 110 countries and territories across the world.  

In Bangladesh, the British Council is engaged for over 60 years. They have offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. During the last six decades the British Council has created many opportunities for the people of Bangladesh and changed many lives. To mark this occasion, British Council Bangladesh has run a nationwide competition called ‘Tell-Your-Tale’ during October and November. In response, people across the country have shared their personal tales of growth and fond memories of engagement with the British Council in Bangladesh.    

The British Council organised an Award Ceremony to honour the participants of ‘Tell-Your-Tale’ on Sunday, 14 December 2014 at their Fuller Road office in Dhaka. The best ten stories will be published in The Daily Star’s Shout magazine. Winners also received British Council library memberships, English learning CDs, and many more attractive prizes.

To give away the awards there were Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury, Chairman (State Minister), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh as the Chief Guest and Mr Aly Zaker, cultural personality and veteran thespian as the Special Guest.

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

 We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.

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