Sudeshna Swayamprabha of Nrtiya Nandan performing traditional Bengali dance. 
Photo: Rikskonsertene .Sudeshna Swayamprabha of Nrtiya Nandan performing traditional Bengali dance. Photo: Rikskonsertene

From September 1st - 17th the Bangladeshi dance school Nrtiya Nandan and its Norwegian collaborator Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway) will launch a project titled “Celebrating Life in Rhythm”. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about cultural heritage and help Bangladeshi pupils build self-confidence through traditional dance.

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Second year pupils performing traditional Bengali songs. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

On August 7th 2014 the Royal Norwegian Embassy attended the opening ceremony for new pupils at Martin Luther College (MLC) in Dhaka. In addition to speeches, there was a rich cultural program, including singing, dancing, acting and poetry reading by a group of talented second year pupils.

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Ingrid and Shilpi together with Shilpi's daughter Dina outside their home in Satkhira.

In the fall of 2008, a Bangladeshi and a Norwegian girl met in Møre & Romsdal, Norway. 6 years later, the girls found themselves in the same country once again, only this time in Bangladesh. This is the story of how Ingrid, an intern at the Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka, reunited with her old friend Shilpi.

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Ms. Selima Ahmad, Ms. Merete Lundemo and Ms.Hasina Newaaz

In May the Business for Peace Award was granted to six worthy winners from all over the world. Seven hundred people were gathered in the Town hall of Oslo to witness the ceremony. One of the honourees who went to Norway to receive the price was Ms Selima Ahmad, the entrepreneur from Bangladesh.

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The Norwegian community in Dhaka on 17 May. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

Every year on 17 May, Norwegians gather all over the world to celebrate the Norwegian National Day. This year’s festivities were more special than usual, as they marked the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.

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A cut from the luxuriant and undulant Chittagong Hill Tracts. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

From 15th to 17th of July 2014, a delegation from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka paid a visit to Rangamati District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The purpose of the visit was to make a courtesy to local authorities and to meet with representatives of various development programs and projects. Below are selected pictures from the trip.

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Concerts Norway invited Mr. Nafis Ahmed and Ms. Afrida Mahbub from the Bangladeshi music management firm LiveSquare to Norway in the period June 9th – June 14th.

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Local girl welcomes Ambassador Merete Lundemo and BMP leaders to her village. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) is one of the longest-standing partners of Norway in Bangladesh. In order to learn first-hand how BMP is working to promote women’s rights, a delegation from the Norwegian Embassy in Bangladesh, led by Ambassador Merete Lundemo, travelled to Dinajpur in the north-west of the country.

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From 14th to 20th of May you can experience a little bit of Europe in Dhaka. Twelve movies from twelve European countries will be screened at the Cineplex cinema in Bashundara City in Central Dhaka.

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