Original Constitution – 1988
ARTICLE I: NAME AND LOCATION
Name of the Not-for profit Organization: Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI).
The location of the registered office shall be at 812 Hope Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, USA. Should the location need to be changed, the new location shall be at such a place as permitted by law and the Certificate of Incorporation and as determined by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE II: AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The Organization is formed in order to support Bangladeshi People’s voluntary efforts in improving their living conditions. These basically include ensuring the availability of the following: food, health care, home, clothes and education. In particular, the aims and objectives of the Bangladesh Development Initiative ( BDI ) are:
To support policy research that can be fruitful in the formulation and implementation of national policies to ensure the above.
To support industrialization and acceleration of rural development of Bangladesh as a means to alleviating poverty.
To foster solidarity relationship with the people of North America so that democratic aspiration of the people get rightful support and encouragement.
To initiate cultural exchange so that international understanding becomes easier between the people of Bangladesh and world community.
To publish books, pamphlets, research dissertations to enhance the above objectives.
The underprivileged classes and women will be the focus of all developmental efforts.