“Zahid F. Sarder Saddi, an influential civil society leader and community activist who advocates for the people of Bangladesh, thanked US House Representatives from New York Meeks, Jeffries, Clark and Meng for their support of the Bangladeshi community, culminating in the renaming the streets of MacDonald and Church in Brooklyn, New York, ‘Little Bangladesh.’”
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bangladeshi businesses in New York City have become extremely popular. Community and culture awareness is bolstered in a newly approved bill renaming MacDonald to Church in Brooklyn, ‘Little Bangladesh’.
Photo: US Congresswoman Hakeem Jeffries with Zahid F. Sarder Saddi, Bangladeshi community leader and former Bangladesh Foreign Adviser.
Bangladeshi activist Zahid F. Sarder Saddi publicly expressed appreciation to Representatives Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke and Grace Meng for their support and passion in providing care to the Bangladeshi community.
On Thursday, July 14, the New York City Council approved the bill, renaming MacDonald to Church in Brooklyn, ‘Little Bangladesh’. The Bangladeshi community has played an important role in shaping New York City as a whole, and the renaming is an attempt to reflect that. The support of representatives of the New York House from the 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th districts has proved indispensable in the drive needed to achieve victory.
US House Representative Gregory Meeks of New York’s 5th Congressional District affirms consistent support for the people of Bangladesh, both at home and abroad. As chairman of the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Meeks demonstrated strong support for human rights for the community worldwide. Rep. Meeks has also shown consistent support for the Bangladeshi community in New York City, even attending many community events such as Bangladesh’s Independence Day celebrations.
Photo: US Congresswoman Jeffries rejoices with Bangladeshi people amid community victory.
Representative from New York’s 8th Congressional District, Hakeem Jeffries, has also spoken about the important role of the Bengali community in New York City, attending community events for many holiday celebrations. Rep. Jeffries says he is proud to represent New York City’s Bangladeshi-American community.
Representative Yvette Clark has similarly been a strong advocate for the Bangladeshi people in her work as a representative of New York’s 9th congressional district. Rep. Clark has called for increased human rights and humanitarian aid, particularly when a historic cyclone hit Bangladesh and India in 2017.
Photo: Bangladeshi community leader and former Bangladesh Foreign Adviser Zahid F. Sarder Saddi with US Congresswoman Yvette Clark.
Representative from New York’s 6th Congressional District, Grace Meng, has a track record of supporting the Bangladeshi community both in the United States and abroad, advocating for Bangladesh’s minority Hindu community and the Bangladeshi people at large .
According to a recent study, 40% of taxi drivers in New York City are from South Asiaincluding Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Before the Pandemic, Asians in New York City owns 23% of all companies. Bengali New Yorkers make a significant economic contribution to the city through these bills.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddi thank you too US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY)Mayor Eric Adams, and the New York City Council for their continued support for the Bangladeshi community.
“This initiative is a celebration of the many contributions of the Bangladeshi community in New York City,” said Zahid F. Sarder Saddi, Bangladeshi community leader, foreign adviser to former Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia.
Photo: Bangladeshi-American community supporters rejoice as Little Bangladesh is proclaimed in NYC.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddic has been involved with the Bangladeshi-American Community for over 25 years. He is an influential civil society leader who has been consistently commended for his efforts to play a significant role in mobilizing support and facilitating action to bring the voice of Bangladeshi Americans to lawmakers.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddic has taken action on behalf of Bangladeshi community members around the world. He’s done work during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the Bangladeshi community in its efforts to open numerous vaccine clinics to ensure access for many people who would otherwise not have received vaccines. Zahid F. Sarder Saddi has spoken out against human rights abuses when he… addressed the UN earlier this year, as well as speaking with the US Congress and other government agencies. Also work closely with smaller agencies, such as the New York City Council and the mayor’s office, to ensure the well-being of the Bangladeshi-American community.
Photo: Bangladeshi community leader and former Bangladesh Foreign Adviser Zahid F. Sarder Saddi.
On the importance of culture to New York City’s Bangladeshi community, Zahid F. Sarder Saddi says: “As a society, we are committed to preserving Bangladesh’s history and culture for people who have emigrated from Bangladesh, yet want to keep alive the history, traditions and culture of their homeland.”
From taxi services to newsstands, from small businesses to doctors, the Bangladeshi community makes vital contributions to New York City’s economy and culture. In every corner of NYC business, the medical sector, and even a third of the NYPD’s traffic department, this community provides vital support to the city.
Community leaders such as Zahid F. Sarder Saddi continue their work to ensure the voices of the growing community of Bangladeshis living in the United States are heard.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddi is an influential civil society leader, humanitarian and advocate for Bangladesh and its people. He helps Bangladeshi expatriates assimilate into life in the United States, while also preserving their own values and traditions. Zahid F. Sarder Saddi works with various organizations and has a special passion for helping the Bangladeshi community in the United States and around the world.
CONTACT: Zahid F. Sarder Saddi [email protected]
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