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Student and alum helping to plan Bangladeshi Cultural Fair

Nafisa Rahman, left, and Farzana Musomi 

Nafisa Rahman, left, and Farzana Musomi.




A Tech Valley High School senior and Class of 2016 graduate are working this summer to help plan the sixth annual Bangladeshi Cultural Fair scheduled Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Henry Hudson Waterfront Park.

Farzana Musomi, the Class of 2017 student body co-president, and Nafisa Rahman, who graduated in June, are giving back to the community to help plan the event, which features food, vendors and performances. It is free and open to the public.

Musomi said she has volunteered to help plan the event for the past several years. At those events, she has helped coordinate a fashion show and Bengali dance routines.

“I like to volunteer to help me dive deeper into my culture, and it’s fun to be involved,” Musomi said. Her and Rahman's home district is the Hudson City School District. “My parents are from Bangladesh. This event is like home to the large Bengali population in Hudson, but it’s also an opportunity for us to share our culture with the entire community.”

While she has participated in other community service projects, this is the first time Rahman has volunteered to help plan the Bangladeshi Cultural Fair. She is excited to give back to her community as she prepares to start college at the University at Albany in the fall.

“Since it's my last summer before college, I wanted to do something special and make this summer worth it,” Rahman said. “I wanted to become closer with the Bengali community, and put my TVHS skills into something else besides school.”

To learn more about the event, visit the its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BCFHudson.


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