Former Director (Public Relations) of Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) Bazlul Haque Rana has been appointed as the President and Moniruzzaman Tipu, Head of Marketing and Brand Communication Division of Social Islami Bank Limited has been appointed as the Secretary-General. The committee was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Abdur Rashid after the annual general meeting of the association held at the National Press Club auditorium on Saturday (December 11). This information was given in the press release sent by the organization on Sunday.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting was present as the chief guest at the general meeting held under the chairmanship of Mostafa-e-Jamil, President of Bangladesh Public Relations Association. Hassan Mahmud. President of National Press Club Farida Yasmin and General Secretary Ilias Khan were also present as special guests. Welcoming the ceremony, the Secretary-General of the Public Relations Association. Moniruzzaman.
Other members of the newly elected committee are Vice-President-1 Abul Qasim Shikhdar, Former Director of Public Relations of Open University, Vice-President-2 Shah Alam Chowdhury, Director of RAJUK, Vice-President-3 BEPZA GM (Public Relations) Nazma Binte Alamgir, Joint-Secretary General-1 Petrobangla DGM (Public Relations) Tariqul Islam Khan Robin, Joint-Secretary-General-2 Walton Executive Director Uday Hakim, Finance Secretary Life Insurance Corporation AGM Sheikh Khairuzzaman, Organizing Secretary Bangladesh University Deputy Registrar (Public Relations) Sohail Ahsan Nipu.
Also present are Anwar Hossain, PR Brand Management in Incharge of NCC Bank, AHM Bazlul Rahman, International Secretary BNRC CEO, and Sujan Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of Vice Media, Communications and Publicity Secretary. Education and Research Secretary Monirul Islam Rintu, PR and Admission Director of the Canadian University of Bangladesh, Pasha Mostafa Kamal, Senior Information Officer of PID, Culture and Sports Secretary and Gazi Ahmed Ullah, Director (Public Relations) of Amin Mohammad Group have been elected as Publication Secretary.
14 members of the committee have been elected as members of the executive committee. They are- 1. Baubi Chittagong Region Director Badrul Haider Chowdhury, 2. BTCL GM (Marketing & PR) Mir Mohammad Morshed, 3. University Grants Commission Director (Public Relations and Publications) said. AKM Shamsul Arefin, 4. Syed A. Mu’men, Public Relations Officer, National Board of Revenue, 5. Amir Hossain Johnny, Public Relations Officer, National Life Insurance, 6. US Bengal Airlines GM (Public Relations) Kamrul Islam, 7. LGRD Ministry Public Relations Officer. Haider Ali, 8. Islami Bank Vice President and Head of Public Relations. Nazrul Islam, 9. Bangladesh Agricultural University Deputy Director (Public Relations) Deen Mohammad, 10. Abu Sadat, Deputy Director (Public Relations) of United University, 11. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Public Relations Officer Hasan Mahmud, 12. Rezaul Karim Shammi, Assistant Director of ISPR, 13. Runner Group AGM (Media & PR) Wahid Murad and 14. Development Manager (PR & Corporate Communications) Rukhsana Milli.
At the event, the association demanded the establishment of a modern public relations training institute for the officers engaged in the public relations profession. Apart from this, they were called upon to provide government grants to Bangladesh Jan Sanyog Samiti and BCS Information Association to enhance their professional skills.
Besides, regular training on public relations and branding through National Media Institute and Press Institute Bangladesh was requested. Every year July 22 is demanded to be declared as Bangladesh Public Relations Day.