The 25th founding anniversary of JANIPOP-Jatiya Nirbachon Parjobekkhon Parishad (National Election Observation Council) has been celebrated on July 30, 2020. Prof. Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO the Founder Chairman of JANIPOP was present as the Chief Guest on the occasion. The event is held on a virtual platform.
Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO greeted and congratulated the Executive Members, General body Members, Divisional Coordinators, JANIPOP National volunteers (JNVs) and Well-wishers of JANIPOP as the Chief Guest of the session. He said that JANIPOP has been working with good reputation at home and abroad for more than two decades to ensure peaceful and fair elections with the participation of all. The organization will work at home and abroad to continue the democratic trend through free and fair elections in the future as well. Advocate Itrat Amin Kalimullah, Founder and Executive Director of JANIPOP, thanked everyone on the occasion.
Among others present on the occasion were Jalal Uddin Bhuiyan, Secretary General, JANIPOP, Ashrafuddin Ahmed, Treasurer, JANIPOP, Dr. Saber Ahmed Chowdhury, Rajshahi Divisional Coordinator, Liaquat Ali, Rangpur Divisional Coordinator, Abdul Mukit, Sylhet Divisional Coordinator, Mohammad Mohiuddin, Chattogram Divisional Coordinator, Md. Parvez Miyan, Cumilla Divisional Coordinator, Delowar Jahan, Barishal Divisional Coordinator, Golam Mustafa Sindaini, Khulna Divisional Coordinator, Sylhet Sub-Divisional Coordinator Dr. Md. Ashraful Karim, Khulna Sub-Divisional Coordinator Al Jamal Mustafa Shindaini and Gazipur District Coordinator Advocate Abdul Quader.
On July 30, 1995, through a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka, the founding chairman, Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO started the journey of the election observation organization (JANIPOP). Since its inception, the organization has acted as an observer entity in national and local elections in Bangladesh as well as in various international elections. JANIPOP has been an observer in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th National Parliamentary Elections, various City Corporations, Municipalities, Upazila Parishads, Union Parishads and Parliamentary By-Elections.
Outside the country, JANIPOP has successfully observed elections in Pakistan in 1997, 1998 and 1999 in the United Kingdom. Since its inception, the organization has served as an international observer at various levels in the United States of America, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong (PRC), the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Egypt and Nepal. Representatives of the organization have also been invited to international conferences on elections in Jamaica, Lebanon and India.