Ogrojatra- San Diego Bangladeshi Organization was founded on October, 2011. Ogrojatra is a community based organization operated by a Board of Directors which consists of 5 to 7 Board Members. Board of Directors is elected democratically for two years per term, max two consecutive terms. In 2014, Ogrojatra became 501c Non-Profit organization striving to help the local Bangladeshi-American community in San Diego as well as help the underprivileged in Bangladesh.
Our Mission & Vision
Enrich the children of the community with Bangladeshi culture by organizing cultural events and activities
Create opportunities and promote charitable events in support of people in San Diego and Vicinity and Bangladesh.
Work to provide various assistance to members of Bangladeshi community of San Diego County and its vicinity
Hold various different educational workshops for the kids in the community
Represent Bangladeshi community in local non-political awareness forums, only to promote interests of Bangladesh and Bangladeshi community.
Over the past few years, the Bangladeshi community in San Diego has grown significantly. As the community is growing, it is increasingly becoming difficult to host large community wide cultural events as well as other efforts benefiting the San Diego Bangladeshi community and our country of origin. Sponsoring these events costs money, time, and effort. An organization with formal structure will help in resolving the above mentioned issues the community is facing. After discussing with many community members, Ogrojatra- Bangladeshi Association for San Diego & Vicinity was founded on October, 2011. Ogrojatra is a community based organization operated by a board of directors which consists of 5 to 9 Board Members. Board of Directors are elected democratically once a year.
Current Board of Directors (2017 - 2018)
Leana Ahmed*, Sheikh Hafiz (Asikh), Razak Hossain (Raza), Afsana Karim (Lita)*, Noor Un Nabi (Nabi), Arafater Rahman (Rabbi), Ratin Rahman (Mitu)*, Mohammed Rahman (Toru)*
*Joined at the end 2017 after resignation of Ratin Rahman (Mitu)
Past Board of Directors
2016 – Ejaz Ahmed, Kazi Habib (Habib), Farhana Hasan (Lubna), Raina Hossain (Ruma), Umme Hossain (Shimi), Noor Un Nabi (Nabi), Shams Riffat Khan (Neera)
2015 – Ejaz Ahmed, Mahmood Hossain (Masih), Umme Hossain (Shimi), Naila Hussain (Ria), Sadib Khan, Shams Riffat Khan (Neera), Arafater Rahman (Rabbi)
2014 – Zakia Chowdhury (Juma), Kazi Habib (Habib), Mahmood Hossain (Masih), Moinul Khan, Hasan Nasir (Shuvro), Arafater Rahman (Rabbi), Nawshaba Siddiky (Rubab)
2013 – Zakia Chowdhury (Juma), Iftekhar Hasan (Rupol), Iftekhar Hossain, Afsana Karim (Lita), Moinul Khan, Hasan Nasir (Shuvro), Humayara Sharmin (Sharmin), Nawshaba Siddiky (Rubab), Arif Zaman
2011-2012 – Farhana Chowdhury (Nishu), Sheikh Hafiz (Asikh), Iftekhar Hossain, Razak Hossain (Raza), Shams Riffat Khan (Neera), Noor Un Nabi (Nabi), Sirajul Roni (Siraj), Humayara Sharmin (Sharmin), Arif Zaman