Dortmund, July 05 (OurVoice): The Mayor of Dortmund Mr Ullrich Sierau said, humanity has brought the people of Germany and Bangladesh together. Here in the city of Dortmund the children and people of different ages are taking part in this event ignoring the heavy rain today, which is dedicated for the orphans of Bangladesh. Mr Sierau said it while addressing the opening session of the Sponsored Run Event in the Rombergpark in Dortmund, Germany.
The international charity organisation For Kids’ Sake in cooperation with BASUG Diaspora and Development e.V. organised this fundraising event for the orphans of Bangladesh. The event was sponsored by ikk Classic, Tingelhoff Sanitätshaus, DEW21, Koffler, GLS Bank, mondrosen, mondo23, Naturheilpraxis Vigil, Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Dortmund and Freunde und Förderer of the Botanical Garden Rombergpark e.V.
The event was attended by the Bangladesh Ambassador in Germany His Excellency Mr Muhammad Ali Sorcar and the Founder Chairman of BASUG Mr Bikash Chowdhury Barua as Special Guests. Country Coordinator of For Kids’ Sake in Germany Mr Arif-Thomas Stukenberg presented welcome address, while the Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy Dr Syed Masum Ahmed Choudhury, BASUG Board Member Ms Sumana Barua, Bangladeshi-German Social Activist Dr Golam M Mohiuddin, GIZ Trainer Mr Rafiqul Islam, BASUG Member Mr Mahamud Farid and BASUG Project Coordinator Mr AHM Abdul Hai were present on the occasion.
In his speech HE Mr Sorcar said, the magnanimous initiative of the charity organisations For Kids’ Sake and BASUG, and the sincere cooperation of the office of the city mayor for the betterment of the people of Bangladesh are very praiseworthy. I gratefully thank for such an effort and hope that such an event will be organised in bigger sphere and with much more impact in the days to come.
The city mayor Mr Sierau received a bouquet from the organisers and made a fun saying, if this would be a sunny day, this bouquet would stay no longer fresh. But as it is raining heavily, so the flowers will remain fresh for longer time. However, he again handed over the bouquet to the chorus team, who presented enchanting chorus songs in German, English and other languages on the occasion.
About 30 German people including children ran in the Rombergpark in two phases of 1,5 Kilometer and 5 Kilometer. But the only Bangladeshi runner was the student of Dortmund University Mr Sultan Mahmud Manik, who ran for the orphans of his loving homeland.