Coun Alex Donaldson and his wife Brenda joined members of the Bangladeshi community and guests to celebrate at a special event in Ocean Road Community Centre.
They listened to speeches to mark Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan, which was achieved in 1971.
The Mayor said: "Our Bangladeshi community makes a positive contribution to life in South Tyneside. Brenda and I were delighted to accept the invitation to this wonderful event." Aminur Rahman, Chairman of the Bangladesh Welfare Association, said: "Events such as this are a great opportunity to teach youngsters what the day is about and to tell the rest of the South Tyneside community about our cultural heritage."
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Apr 2, 2009|
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