Draft Constitution (Version 1)
1. Name 2. Objectives 3. Legal Status 4. Non-profit Character
5. Membership 5.1 Classes of Membership 5.1.1 Full Members 5.1.2
Honorary Members 6. Members Meetings 7. Executive Committee
7.1 The President 7.2 Composition of the Committee 7.3 Election
of the Committee 7.4 Committee Meetings 8. Financial Matters
8.1 Financial Year 8.2 Management of Funds 8.3 Membership Fees
9. Executive Meetings 10. Amendment of Constitution 11. Dissolution
The name of the association is: “TRITIOMATRA” The Third Dimension.
(hereinafter referred to as the “TriTioMatra”). The TriTioMatra
was founded in August 2007 as an organization initiated by a group
of Bangladeshi living in Bangladesh and abroad. .
TriTioMatra - The 3rd Dimension - the grace of not absolutizing
others. Its object is to find the facts and figures of crimes happened
during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. TriTioMatra aims
to establish a legal process in Bangladesh and abroad to create
public opinion to bring those to justice who committed war crimes
during the liberation war in 1971. TriTioMatra's mission is also
to organize Bangladeshis to stop misuse of religion in politics.
3 LEGAL STATUS
TriTioMatra is a body organization with its own legal identity which
is separate from its individual members. TriTioMatra shall continue
to exist even if the members change. TriTioMatra may own property,
enter into contracts, and sue or be sued in its own name.
4 NON-PROFIT CHARACTER
4.1 The receipts and property of TriTioMatra shall be used solely
for the promotion of its stated objects. No portion of the income
or property of TriTioMatra shall be paid or distributed directly
or indirectly to any person (otherwise than in the ordinary course
of undertaking any public benefit activity) or to any member of
TriTioMatra or Executive Committee, except as:
4.1.1 reasonable compensation for services actually rendered to
4.1.2 reimbursement of actual costs or expenses reasonably incurred
on behalf of TriTioMatra.
4.2 Upon the dissolution of TriTioMatra, after all debts and commitments
have been paid, any remaining assets shall not be paid to or distributed
amongst members, but shall be transferred by donation to the Muktijodha
Foundation Bangladesh or some other association which the Executive
Committee (and failing which any division of the High Court) considers
4.2.1 has objects the same or similar to the objects of TriTioMatra;
4.2.2 is also exempt from payment of the same taxes and duties.
4.3 In order to maintain its present and future tax exemption status,
TriTioMatra shall at all times fully comply with all the requirements
of Bangladesh Revenue Services upon which such exemption shall depend.
5.1 Classes of Membership The members of TriTioMatra shall be full
members and honorary members.
5.1.1 Full Members
188.8.131.52 Full members are elected, after application for membership,
by the Committee.
184.108.40.206 An application for membership shall include a summary of
the applicant's Support and commitment to Independent of Bangladesh.
220.127.116.11 An application for membership shall be signed by a proposer
and a seconder, both who have to be members of TriTioMatra.
18.104.22.168 An application for membership shall only be considered if
22.214.171.124.1 in the judgment of the Committee, exhibits an active interest
in Bangladesh as well as in the activities of TriTioatra, and if
the applicant shall be willing to maintain the spirit and promote
the reputation of TriTioMatra.
126.96.36.199.2 has attended at least three official meets of the Section,
one of which must be at least two consecutive days with an overnight
stay; on condition that the committee may, in meritorious cases,
make an exception in this regard.
188.8.131.52 No applicant under the age of 18 years shall be eligible
to be elected as a full member of TritioMatra,
184.108.40.206 In the event that two or more members of the Executive Committee
vote against the approval of an application for membership, such
an application shall be refused.
220.127.116.11 The Secretary shall inform an applicant of the acceptance
or refusal of the applicant's membership application as soon as
18.104.22.168 An application for membership may be refused without stating
reasons for the refusal.
5.1.2 Honorary Members Honorary members are elected on the recommendation
of the Committee by the members of TriTiomatra at a Members Meeting.
Honorary members are exempted from payment of membership fees. An
honorary member has the same privileges as a full member and shall
be bound by those provisions of the Constitution, which are applicable
to full members (except if expressly otherwise stated in this Constitution).
6 MEMBERS MEETINGS
6.1 The Executive Committee shall annually convene a Members Meeting,
if possible during the month of February, which meeting shall be
known as the Annual General Meeting.
6.2 The Annual General Meeting is competent to decide on any issue
which deals with the policy and activities of TriTiomatra and the
Executive Committee shall be bound by the decisions of the Members
6.3 The annual financial statements and the annual report must accompany
the notice of the Annual General Meeting
6.4 The Executive Committee may, if they consider it to be advisable
and if so requested in writing by at least seven members, convene
a Special Members Meeting.
6.5 A Special Members Meeting shall only consider the business of
which due notice has been given.
6.6 Notice of a Members Meeting shall be given to all members at
least two weeks prior to such meeting. Notice must be given in writing
and sent to the most recent postal or e-mail addresses of members.
6.7 Only full members are entitled to vote at a Members Meeting.
6.8 Members may vote in person or may, in writing, appoint another
person to vote on their behalf.
6.9 A quarter of all members (whichever is the lesser number) make
up a quorum at a Members Meeting.
6.10 The Chairman of the Committee shall act as chairman at Members
Meetings. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-chairman shall
take the chair. If both the Chairman and the Vice-chairman are absent,
the remaining members shall appoint a temporary chairman.
6.11 The Chairman has an equal and deciding vote at a Members Meeting.
7 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Executive Committee shall be elected
at the Annual General Meeting of TritioMatra, from, and by, the
Members of TritioMatra
7.1 The President The President of TriTioMatra is the Chairperson
of the Executive Committee.
7.2 Composition of the Executive Committee
7.2.1 A Vice-president may be appointed by the Committee, if such
appointment is considered in the interest of riTioMatra.
7.2.2 The Committee consists of a Chairman, a Vice-chairman, a General
Secretary, a Treasurer, a Secretary Public Relation, a Secretary
Cultural Affairs and three executive Members.
7.3 Election of the Executive Committee
7.3.1 The Executive Committee is elected at each Annual General
Meeting of TriTioMatra per secret ballot by the members of the Section.
7.3.2 The Executive Committee is elected for one year.
7.3.3 Any vacancies which may arise during the Committee's term,
shall be filled by the Committee itself.
7.3.4 No committee member may serve on the Committee for more than
five consecutive terms, providing that the term during which a committee
member serves as Chairman shall not be taken into account in the
calculation thereof. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, no person shall
serve on the Committee for a period exceeding seven years.
7.3.5 No person may serve as Chairman for more than four consecutive
7.3.6 In the event that a committee member is absent from three
consecutive committee meetings without the approval of the Committee,
the committee member's membership of the Committee shall be terminated.
7.3.7 Written nominations for committee posts must be handed to
the Secretary before the Annual General Meeting. Each nomination
shall reflect all the committee positions in which the nominated
person is willing to serve. The nomination must be signed by the
proposer, the seconder and the nominated person, all who have to
be members of the Section.
7.3.8 At the Annual General Meeting further candidates for the Committee
may be nominated from the floor by a proposer and a seconder; all
who have to be members of the Section.
7.3.9 Committee members are elected in specific posts. Election
takes place in the order as set out in paragraph ....
7.4 Executive Committee Meetings
7.4.1 Executive Committee meetings are convened at the discretion
of the Chairman.
7.4.2 If so requested by at least three committee members, the Chairman
shall be obliged to convene a committee meeting.
7.4.3 The Chairman has an equal and deciding vote at all meetings
of the Committee.
7.4.4 In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-chairman shall take
the chair. If both the Chairman and the Vice-chairman are absent,
the committee members present shall appoint a temporary chairman.
7.4.5 A quorum shall be formed by three committee members.
7.4.6 The committee may make round robin resolutions provided that:
22.214.171.124 the General Secretary informs all committee members by e-mail
or telephone of such proposed resolution;
126.96.36.199 not less than 75% of committee members support such resolution,
188.8.131.52 the resolution is confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee.
8 FINANCIAL MATTERS
8.1 Financial Year The financial year of TriTioMatra shall extend
from 1 January to 31 December of a calendar year.
8.2 Management of Funds All funds of TriTioMatra shall be deposited
into a banking account, specially opened and reserved for the purpose,
with a registered bank; unless otherwise decided by the Executive
Committee. Save for petty cash vouchers and electronic transfers
not exceeding an amount determined by the Committee from time to
time, all cheques and payment instructions requiring signature on
behalf of the Section shall be signed by two authorized signatories.
The Committee shall determine the authorized signatories from time
8.3 Membership Fees
8.3.1 Membership fees and entrance fees are fixed by the Executive
Committee from time to time.
8.3.2 Applicants for membership must pay both the membership fee
and the entrance fee simultaneously with the lodgment of their application,
although the Committee may, on application, decide that payment
of entrance fees can be postponed. The aforementioned moneys are
refundable should a person not be elected as member.
8.3.3 Membership fees are payable in advance for each calendar year.
9 EXECUTIVE MEETINGS
9.1 The Executive Committee must appoint a leader for every official
meet. Such leader need not be a member of the Executive Committee.
9.2 The appointed leader shall see to the safety and proper conduct
of all members and guests on such a meet and all members and guests
shall adhere to the appointed leader's instructions.
9.3 The appointed leader must organise the meet in such a manner
that the reputation and spirit of TriTioMatra is maintained.
9.4 Subsequent to each meet the appointed leader must submit a short
report on the meet in writing to the Executive Committee. Such report
must also contain the names of members and guests who attended the
10 AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION
This Constitution may be amended by a two third majority vote taken
at a Members Meeting on condition that the proposer and the seconder
– both who have to members of the Section - of such amendment give
written notice of the proposed amendment to the General Secretary
at least three weeks prior to the Members Meeting. Such proposed
amendment must be posted or e-mailed to all members at least two
weeks prior to the Members Meeting.
11.1 TriTioMatra shall be dissolved by a two third majority vote
at a Members Meeting on condition that the proposer and the seconder
– both who have to be members of TriTioMatra - of such proposal
for dissolution give written notice thereof to the General Secretary
at least three weeks prior to the Members Meeting. Such proposed
motion for the winding up of the Section must be posted or e-mailed
to the members at least two weeks prior to the Members Meeting.
11.2 As soon as a decision is made to proceed with the dissolution,
two persons shall be appointed by the Members Meeting to act as
liquidators of the assets and liabilities of TriTioMatra. The Members
Meeting shall also decide on the power and remuneration of the liquidators.
11.3 The liquidators shall deal with the Section's assets as per
of the month
Pakistani Army Comander in the Eastern Command, Lt. General
A. A. K. Niazi, signing the Instrument of Surrender in front
of General of Officer Commanding in Chief of India and Bangladesh
Forces in the Eastern Theatre, Lt. General Jagjit Singh Aurora.
16th December, 1971
On 18 April 1930, young revolutionaries led by Surya Sen
in attacked and burned down the British Armory in Chittagong.
They fought a heroic battle on the hills of Jalalabad where
twelve revolutionaries were killed.
partition 1947 created both a harvest of bitterness and
the basis for further conflict. In 1970-71, Pakistan itself
was further divided as East Pakistan became the new state
of Bangladesh, a process attended by an enormous human
tragedy of war and famine.
the victims of SIDR
Friends of Tritio Matra: Our country is in distress and
millions have been affected, what can we do? In this crisis moment
of Bangladeshi we all are trying our level best to help the victims
of sidr. We can donate money, but in which organization? Tritio
Matra made a research on sincerity of different organizations
those are involve with disaster management. and we do recomend
following organizations according to their area of works:
Adviser's Relief Fund
A/C No. 33004093 Sonali Bank, Prime Minister's Office Branch,Tejgaon,Dhaka
SWIFT Code : BSONBDDH.
Proclamation of Indepen-dence was read at the village Baidyanathtola,
Meherpur known as Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this
day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took
oath here. The Pak army killed several hundred people at
village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.
Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.
of the War of Liberation
Memorial Monument : Located at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city.
The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossein, is dedicated
to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of
the 1971 war of liberation
Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur
and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument