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To welcome the Bangla New Year 1423, Bangladesh High Commission Ottawa is organizing a Boishakhi Mela on 24 April 2016 at the Richlieu Vanier Community Centre located at 300 Des Peres-Blances Avenue, Ottawa ON K1L 7L5. The Mela will open at 2.00pm and continue up to 8.00pm. Detail of the programme is as follows: 


2.00pm: Inauguration of the Boishakhi Mela


2.15-3.00: Recitation of self-composed poems by poets from Ottawa


3.00-3.45: Poetry recitals from famous peots of Bangla literature


4.00pm: Prize distribution among winners of Art Competition organized on the National Children’s' Day 2016


4.15pm - 5.00pm: Performance by children


5.00 - 7.45pm: Cultural performance by artists of Ottawa


8.00pm: Closing of the Mela.


All artists (singers, dancers, poetry recites) are welcome to perform on musical track as well


Consular Service in Toronto on Sunday, 01 May 2016

Bangladesh High Commission, Ottawa, Canada will provide a Consular Service in Toronto on Sunday,  May 01, 2016 from 09:00am to 05:00pm at 'Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Hall', 9 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON, M4C 5A8, Canada 





In Remembrance of BANGABANDHU . . .

National Children's Day Painting and Essay Competition 

In observance of the 96th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh High Commission is going to organize Children’s Painting and Essay Competition in Toronto and Ottawa. Detail of the subject matter, date, time and venue are as follows:

Painting competition:

Group-'Ka' (age 5-8 years) : Our Bangladesh

Group-'Kha' (age 9-15 years) : Bangabandhu and Our Independence 


Toronto: 18 March 2016, Friday, at 5.00pm

Bangladesh Center & Community Services

2670 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4C 1L7.


Ottawa: 12 March 2016; Saturday at 10.00am

Bangladesh High Commission Chancery Building

350 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8.

All children living in Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa City are encouraged to participate in the competitions. Painting materials will be provided by Bangladesh High Commission.  


Essay Competition:

Subject: Bangabandhu's Shonar Bangla 

Medium: English. 

Age: Open to all children capable of writing essays. Children from all across Canada are welcome to send in hand written/composed essays through postal mails to the Bangladesh High Commission before 16 March, 2016.


Appointment for applying MRP Passport 

Applicant for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and Renewal of Machine Readable Passport needs to come in person to the High Commission to submit the application, fingerprint, digital signature & photograph and must make a prior appointment before approaching the High Commission. However, please visit our website http://www.bdhcottawa.ca or http://www.nrbcenter.com to take an appointment. After choosing/submitting the appointment date and time applicant will receive a conformation email which needed to show at the front desk on the scheduled appointment date.