The 25th anniversary of the American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers’ and Architects was observed at University of Maryland at Shady Grove. On the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebration of AABEA , the Association not only arranged traditional cultural programs and a sumptuous dinner but they also held seminars on different very useful topics where papers were presented by Engineers and Architects in their respective fields . A panel of experts participated in lively and vibrant discussions. The topics of discussion ranged from Energy Crisis in Bangladesh to Tipai Mukh Dam debates where the experts discussed the issues from purely objective and technological points of views .
Faisal Quader, the President of the Washington DC Chapter of AABEA informed VOA that they have plans to prepare papers and recommendations based on these academic interactions and send them to the Government of Bangladesh. This brief conference also presented the younger generation to look for appropriate job in a Federal Job Fair organized on the premises.
This program proved that the Bangladeshi Diaspora do not only indulge in Desi food and culture but more importantly they are deeply concerned with the problems in Bangladesh and are eager to help resolve those through a very pragmatic approach .