Bangladesh-UK Partnership in Education and Culture
Bangladesh has good education cooperation with the UK. Universities and reputed collages in the UK are preferred destination for higher studies of Bangladeshi students. Bangladesh also received a good number of scholarships for higher studies and training from UK under Chevening scholarship, Commonwealth scholarship for students.
Outstanding Achievement Award:
Bangladesh High Commission, London has been organising Outstanding Achievement Award once every year since 2006, to recognise the best talented students from among the British-Bangladeshi Diaspora with outstanding score in GCSE and ‘A’ level Exams. Over the years the event has earned a certain degree of reputations and prestige. The objective of the Award is basically to recognise and encourage those youngsters for whom the future holds a lot of promise. This is also meant to encourage them to look back and try to establish links with the country of their parents- Bangladesh, a country that would like to endear them. The Outstanding Achievement may be a unique and exceptional undertaking of Bangladesh Mission in London.
Bangladesh has a rich cultural tradition covering all aspects and forms of finer living and expression. Her culture is influenced by three world religions- Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam in successive order. Like a colourful montage, the cultural tradition of the country is a happy blending of many variants, unique in diversity but in essence greatly symmetrical. The cultural ties between UK and Bangladesh are gaining momentum as well. Cultural relations are powerful tools promote understanding and harmonious co-existence, protect diversity and nourish cultural heritage.
The High Commission celebrates various cultural events to bring the sights and sounds of Bangladesh to the people of Britain.
Hundreds of British Bangladeshi Cultural and Community organizations through the UK celebrates major cultural events, organizes colourful “Mela” and cultural programme, that are forging common grounds between the British Bangladeshi community and the mosaic of cultural diversity of Great Britain.
The Bangla ethnic media in the UK is one of the world’s oldest and largest Bangla media and has earned a leading reputation with 5 TV channels and over 12 Bangla and English ethnic dailies/weeklies. These are doing a commendable job of creating awareness amongst the second and third generation British-Bangladeshis about Bangladesh and its culture.