Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez attends Iftar of Bangladesh diaspora

The Iftar Mahfil of Astoria Welfare Society USA, one of New York’s social organizations, was held on Tuesday, April 11. Hundreds of people including mainstream politicians, public representatives, various professionals, and community leaders joined the Iftar party.

Moderated by Astoria Welfare Society General Secretary Javed Uddin and chaired by President Sohail Ahmed, US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, State Senator Christina Ganjalaz, Councilwoman Julie Onn, State Assembly Member Zahran K Mamdani and New York City Police 114 Precinct Deputy Inspector Kenneth Gorment were the guests.

Also present were Community Outreach Manager Wendy Dominguez and Community Relations Yachmin Hernandez of BlueCross BlueShield. President of Jalalabad Association of America Inc. Badrul Hossain Khan, Past President Ajmal Hossain Kunu, First Secretary of Bangladesh Consulate General Israt Jahan, President of Moulvibazar District Society of USA Inc. Tajmul Hussain, Past President Sohan Ahmed Tutul, President of Madina Mosque Advocate Nasir Uddin, Jalalabad Association Former Secretary of the United States Misbah Majid, Community Activist Abu Taleb Chowdhury Chandu, Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Engineer Sayem Ahmed, Kulaura Association General Secretary Jabed Ahmed, Community Activist Kinu Chowdhury, Health Benefit Representative Md Shahed Rashed, Tap Tap Send Nohsin Khan and Rimi Rashid, Former President of Biyanibazar Association Masadul Haque. Sanu, Mansur Chowdhury and Shanur Quraisi, advisors of Sylhet Sadar Samiti,

Golapganj Society Treasurer Misbah Ahmed, Osmaninagar Samiti General Secretary Fakhrul Chowdhury Mislu, Moulvibazar District Society Member Ripon Ahmed, Community Activist Murad Ahmed, Sheikh Sipar Ahmed, Kazi Azam, Benu Ahmed, Kawsar Ahmed, Fazlu Mia, Kamal Ahmed, Sheikh Nazrul Islam ( Fakru), Zahidul Chowdhury, Albi Ahmed, Shiplu Ahmed, Nazim Khan, Al Amin Masjid President Zainal Abedin, Past President Khaledur Rab, Jasim Ahmed Sadek, Abdul Hannan, Shahabuddin, Shafayet Khan, Misbah Ahmed, Amin Hussain, Amir Ali, Makddach Ali, Abdur Rakib, Helal Ahmed, Amir Ali, Shaheen Ahmed, Maulana Neshar Ahmed and Hafiz Israk Ahmed.

Astoria Welfare Society Vice President Kaesh Ahmed, Joint General Secretary Ahsanul Islam Shimul, Finance Secretary Emdad Rahman Tarafdar, Organizing Secretary Mainul Haque Chowdhury, Cultural Secretary Rubel Ahmed, Members Mir Zakir, Faisal Ahmed, Shamsul Islam, Shaheen Hasnat, Anwar Hossain, Harunur Rashid, Abu Suleiman, Narul Haque, Mirza Mohammad, Nabila and Tanjum Lagunu, organization advisors Dewan Saheed Chowdhury, Chowdhury Saleh and Abdur Rahman.

Councilwoman (District 26) Julie Owen presented the Proclamation Award on behalf of the City Council to Astoria Welfare Society General Secretary Javed Uddin for his important role in community service.

At the iftar party, Imam Maulana Neshar Ahmed of Al Amin Mosque conducted a discussion and prayer on the significance of Ramadan. A special prayer is prayed for the peace of the world’s humanity including the Muslim Ummah.

Everyone present including the mainstream politicians praised the Astoria Welfare Society for organizing this Iftar and Doa Mahfil. President of the organization Sohail Ahmed and General Secretary Javed Uddin thanked everyone for participating in the event.

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