About OGROJATRA

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.

Our History

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 (2020)
Mohammed Rahman (Toru), Umme Hossain (Shimi), Dilruba Nabi (Ruba), Zakia Chowdhury (Jhuma)*,
Munir Bhuiya (Pitu)
*Joined in January 2020 after resignation of Lubaba Kamal (Lubaba) 
Past Board of Directors

 

2019 – Leana Ahmed (Leana), Afsana Karim (Lita), Mohammed Rahman (Toru), Umme Hossain (Shimi), Ashiq Reza (Ashiq), Lubaba Kamal (Lubaba), Munir Bhuiya (Pitu), Dilruba Nabi (Ruba)*
*Joined in April 2019 after resignation of Ashiq Reza (Ashiq) 

2018 – Leana Ahmed*, Sheikh Hafiz (Asikh), Razak Hossain (Raza), Afsana Karim (Lita)*, Noor Un Nabi (Nabi), Arafater Rahman (Rabbi), Mohammed Rahman (Toru)*  

2017 – Leana Ahmed*, Sheikh Hafiz (Asikh), Razak Hossain (Raza), Afsana Karim (Lita)*, Noor Un Nabi (Nabi), Arafater Rahman (Rabbi), Ratin Rahman (Mitu)*, Mohammed Rahman (Toru)*

 

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