State Secretary Alejandra Paulino on Monday published a copy of the proclamation by Governor Andrew Cuomo ahead of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations. The state senate renewed the resolution when it was placed on Jan 9. It adopted the resolution on Feb 27 last year to recognise the contributions of the Bangladesh-Americans to New York. Sponsored by State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the resolution stated that more than 10,000 Bangladeshis immigrate to the United States annually. As of 2014, the total number of Bangladeshi immigrants in the United States was approximately 500,000, with more than half residing in New York, according to the resolution.
Source: bd News24 January 21, 2020 14:15 UTC