Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Daily Star, Dhaka
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Lord Eric lauds role of Ahmadiyyas
Lord Eric Avebury in his speech at a reception on Monday praised Ahmadiyya Muslim chapters worldwide for their efforts and contributions to establishing inter-religious harmony, peace and various humanitarian activities at different countries of the world, says a press release.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, Bangladesh organised the reception in honour of Lord Eric, a senior member of the House of Lords in the UK and a world-famous human rights defender, at its national headquarters at Bakshibazar in the city on Monday.
Lord Eric thanked Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, Bangladesh for hosting such a reception.
The aim of the reception was to greet Lord Eric on his being awarded the Ahmadiyya Muslim International Peace Award for Advancement of World Peace in London recently.
Lord Eric was awarded the peace prize for his commendable achievements and contribution to the advancement of world peace, especially his stand against violations of human rights and religious freedom in different countries, Bangladesh campaign for trial of war criminals where he advised the lawmakers how to proceed with this legitimate trial, and for his continuous efforts for the release of the democracy leader of Myanmar Aung Sung Suu Ki.
Presided over by National Ameer of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mobasher ur Rahman, the programme was addressed by Naib National Ameer Prof Meer Mubashsher Ali and Naib National Ameer Maj Gen (retd) AM Mahmuduzzaman read out the credentials of the guest of honour.
The reception was also attended by lawmakers, representatives of civil society, diplomatic corps and people from all walks of life.