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Botlagari: The Best Union in Nilphamari for Union Information Centre
July 3, 2013
This time Botlagari Union Parishad chairman awarded as the “Best Chairman of the Year” of Nilphamari district for establishing effective Union Information Centre. This declaration came from Mr. Narayan Chandra Barma, the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Rangpur, during the “Digital Inauguration Fair” held from June 28 to 30, 2013.

A prize giving ceremony was held on 30 June 2013 at Nilphamari where Additional Divisional Commissioner of Rangpur Mr. Narayan Chandra Barma, DC of Nilphamari Mr. SM Mahafuzul Haque, Zilla Parishad Administrator Mr. Md. Momotajul Hoque, Sadar Upazilla Chairman Mr. Zoynal Abedin were present.

A Jury Board consisting of ADC General, ADM and UNO of Nilphamari Sadar Upazilla did the evaluation considering the role of Union Information Center in providing necessary information and quality of the services, the number of service receivers, overall environment and self-dependency of the centre.

CARE Bangladesh, in collaboration with RBNS, is working with Botlagari Union Parishad, Saidpur, Nilphamari. The Union has already attracted various stakeholders including Government officials, donors, policy makers and development practitioners as a model of pro-poor and inclusive local governance. “Both the organizations are working with the Botlagari UP for an Information Centre that upholds the Right to Information Act and also becomes a centre for communications for general people of the Union. This award is a continuation of recognitions by the Government for excellent achievements of Botlagari Union Parishad in the areas of participation, accountability and transparency.

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