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12:00 AM, July 15, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 15, 2012

Edward M Kennedy Center launched

The American Center of US Embassy in Dhaka launched Edward M Kennedy Center for public service and the arts in the capital's Dhanmondi yesterday.
The center, to open to the public in September, is equipped with wi-fi access, a café, classrooms, a resource and reference room, and a lounge area. The center's members can avail the facilities for an annual fee of Tk 1,000.
Its mission, in partnership with Liberation War Museum, is “to engage, inspire, connect, and empower citizens of all ages to better themselves, their communities and our world.”
The center honours freedom fighters of the 1971 Liberation War and US Senator Edward M Kennedy, who came to Bangladesh in 1972 to extend the hand of friendship.
It recognises and encourages the work of the youth of today and defines public service as “service on behalf of the people by anyone, anywhere, anytime”, says a press release of the embassy.

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