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Australia - information for prospective students and migrants

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02 Apr 2007 Listen MP3

This week’s program presented interesting interviews with three Bangladeshi doctors: Dr. Porag Das, Dr. Momtaz Begum and Dr. Abdur Rahman about their medical profession and life in Canberra. They provided information for prospective Bangladeshi doctors willing to work in Australia - how to apply and what are the steps involved to start a medical career in Australia. This week's program also presented details of two exciting Canberra events in April - 'Boishakhi Mela 2007' and badminton and table tennis tournaments - organised by the Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra. More information of these events can be found in Association's website: www.canberrabashi.org.au. The beautiful song 'o-re nil doria' played in the program was sung by Bangladeshi singer Pantho Kanai. This week’s program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah

02 Jul 2007 Listen MP3

This week's program marked the beginning of ninth year of Bangla Radio broadcasting in Canberra, Australia. Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra began broadcasting the program in July 1999. This week's program presented (1) a brief history of Bangla Radio and introduced its presenters, and (2) provided information for prospective new comers to Canberra who are planning to study and live here - where to find assistance, who to contact and how to settle in this beautiful capital city of Australia. The lovely songs 'neel moyur', 'bangladesh' and 'kacha mati' played in the program were sung by budding new Bangladeshi singer Nazmul Kabir. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

05 Nov 2007 Listen MP3

This week's program presented: (1) immigration and student visa opportunities for Bangladeshi nationals in Australia under the new government regulations changed in September 2007 by Mr. Amin Rahman (ozmaint@gmail.com), immigration advisor from Melbourne - outlining the skilled migration categories, basic criteria and the point system, and (2) Sydney Beauchamp - a remarkable eighty years old Canberra mouth organ player, and third generation migrant from France, playing 'home, sweet home' since age four. The beautiful mouth organ pieces used in the program were played by Sydney Beauchamp. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

04 Feb 2008 Listen MP3

This week's program presented: (1) the story of Australian aboriginal people: their history, culture and heritage attached to the Australian continent and surrounding islands, and their 'stolen generation', and (2) education and research opportunities in Australia. It presented aboriginal traditional songs and music compiled from audio CDs: Sorry - Goanna, CAAMA Music - Sound of Aboriginal Australia, Rimijmara - Music of the Wandjina People, audio cassettes: Sharing Bush Secrets, and Aborigine Dreamtime, and a recording of the City of Queanbeyan Pipe Band. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah. [The websites mentioned in the program are: www.australianscholarships.gov.au/education, www.endeavour.dest.gov.au, www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ala.cfm, and www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/studyin.cfm.]

04 Aug 2008 Listen MP3

This week's program presented an interview with immigration advisor Mr. Amin Rahman (ozmaint@gmail.com) on - 'sponsorship' - opportunities currently available to bring relatives to Australia. He explained the different categories of sponsorship, the processes and the family members and relatives people can sponsor - various incentives from the Australian government to fill the skill shortage that opened opportunities for distant relatives as well - for both permanent and temporary visas (www.immi.gov.au). The beautiful songs played in the program 'amar notun ga-ner jonmotithi elo' and 'baba amar london chhilo, golpo shunechhi' were sung by talented Indian singer Soumyen Adhikari. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

20 Jul 2009 Listen MP3

This week’s program presented information for prospective Bangladeshi students planning to undertake higher studies at the Australian universities. It interviewed some Bangladeshi students currently studying at the Australian National University in Canberra, and two former students Dr. Bina D'Costa and Ahmed Imran who are now involved in teaching/research at the university, on their experience and advice for future Bangladeshi students. They talked about how to prepare for higher studies in Australia, the scholarships available, settling in Australia and the friendly people and country they could expect in Australia. The students interviewed are: Fouzia Nasreen Sultana, Debashish Chakraborty, Nitol Dewan and Faham Abdus Salam. This week's program was produced and presented by Obaidul Haque.

24 Aug 2009 Listen MP3

This week’s program presented an interview with Ms. Nazneen Kawsar Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi Ph.D. student at the Australian National University in Canberra. Studying on an Australian Leadership Award in Economics, her research focus on the food safety regulation and its impact on Bangladesh export industry's productivity and efficiency. Living in Canberra with her two young children Nazneen described how she is managing her busy life as a student and mother. She also described her diverse career as a Bangladeshi women in government and her passion for pan flute. The beautiful piece of pan flute selected by Nazneen and played in the program was played by Nepalese artist Prem Rana Autary. This week's program was produced by Shireen Ahmed and presented by Sadequr Rahman.

07 Sep 2009 Listen MP3

This week’s program presented information for prospective Bangladeshi students planning to undertake higher studies at the Australian academic institutions. In continuation of the program presented on 20th July 2009, this week's program highlighted opportunities for self-funding foreign students interested in pursuing higher studies in technical and further education. It interviewed three Bangladeshi students at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and Canberra University on their experience and advice for future Bangladeshi students - on their preparation, tuition and living expenses, work permit and job opportunities in Canberra. The students interviewed are: Sabbir Ahmed, Niyam and Kazi Afshin Shiraji. This week's program was produced and presented by Obaidul Haque.

Capability Systems Centre at the UNSW @ ADFA campus in Canberra [Image: www.unsw.adfa.edu.au]
30 Nov 2015 Listen MP3

This week's program presented an informal discussion about life as foreign student at the University of New South Wales in Canberra located at the Australian Defence Force Academy. A group of Bangladeshi students studying at the campus shared their experience, facilities and opportunities for higher studies in Canberra. It acknowledged the assistance of Dr. Ahmed Imran and Ms. Tasneem Rahman in organising and recording the discussion. This week's program was produced by Sakiba Rahman and presented by Tasneem Rahman.

[Archive: 2009] Interview: Ms. Nazneen Kawsar Chowdhury, Bangladeshi Ph.D. student at the ANU in Canberra
15 Aug 2016 Listen MP3

From Bangla Radio archive 2009: An interview with Ms. Nazneen Kawsar Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi Ph.D. student at the Australian National University in Canberra. Studying on an Australian Leadership Award in Economics, her research focus on the food safety regulation and its impact on Bangladesh export industry's productivity and efficiency. Living in Canberra with her two young children Nazneen described how she is managing her busy life as a student and mother. She also described her diverse career as a Bangladeshi women in government and her passion for pan flute. The beautiful piece of pan flute selected by Nazneen and played in the program was played by Nepalese artist Prem Rana Autary. This week's program was produced by Shireen Ahmed and presented by Sadequr Rahman.

International students at the Australian National University in Canberra [Photo: www.anu.edu.au]
23 Jan 2017 Listen MP3

From Bangla Radio archive 2002: This week's program covered the function organised by the Students Liason Committee of Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra that formally welcomed the new Bangladeshi students to Canberra. The interviews of new students were recorded by Sherke Chaman Khan. This week’s program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Australian citizenship - Attraction and feelings of a recent recipient [Image: Bangla Radio]
27 Feb 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented informal interviews highlighting the feelings of a recent recipient of Australian citizenship and why Australia remains the choicest country to migrate to. The people interviewed are: Mr. Rashidul Haque Khan, Ms. Qamrun Sultana and Mr. Rezaul Karim Hitlu. The interviews were recorded by Canberra resident Mr. Kamrul Ahsan Khan for Bangla Radio. The beautiful song played in the program was sung by Indian singer Anjon Dutta. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

From Bangla Radio Archive - Information for prospective Bangladeshi students (Pt 1) [Photo: Obaidul Haque]
17 Apr 2017 Listen MP3

From Bangla Radio archive 2009: This week’s program presented information for prospective Bangladeshi students planning to undertake higher studies at the Australian universities. It interviewed some Bangladeshi students currently studying at the Australian National University in Canberra, and two former students Dr. Bina D'Costa and Ahmed Imran who are now involved in teaching/research at the university, on their experience and advice for future Bangladeshi students. They talked about how to prepare for higher studies in Australia, the scholarships available, settling in Australia and the friendly people and country they could expect in Australia. The students interviewed are: Fouzia Nasreen Sultana, Debashish Chakraborty, Nitol Dewan and Faham Abdus Salam. This week's program was produced and presented by Obaidul Haque.

Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra function commemorating the 21st February Bhasha Shaheed Dibosh [Photo: Ehsan Ullah, 2001]
19 Jun 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 2 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Young (now adult) Bangladeshi dancers after their performance at the Canberra annual Multicultural Festival [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
03 Jul 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 4 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

A view of the Canberra southern suburb of Gordon [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
10 Jul 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 5 (Final) of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.