The Salvation Army

Basic Informations

History of The Salvation Amry Bangladesh


The Salvation Army started work in the Northern area of East Bengal, now known as Bangladesh, early last century under the leadership of Commissioner Booth Tucker.

A work was established among the “criminal tribes”, with a settlement being established in the northwest (near Saidpur) for approximately 2000 people. Later a boarding school for their children was established in nearby Nilphamari and children who found work, usually with the Indian railways, were no longer branded as criminal.

At the time of the partition of India & Pakistan, the work in the then East Pakistan diminished, and eventually came to a close.

In 1970, a relief team from West Pakistan was sent to render health and physical assistance to those affected by a devastating cyclone.

Again in early 1971, another cyclone hit East Pakistan and The Salvation Army provided relief support from West Pakistan and Calcutta. During the War of Liberation The Salvation Army worked in relief camps in West Bengal where over 2 million had sought refuge.

Following the War of Liberation, The Salvation Army was invited back into Bangladesh with the purpose of providing relief and medical aid. Relief and rehabilitation work continued throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s.


The Salvation Army-Kalaroa

(Front of Italy Vabon)

Murarikathi, Sripotipur Road, Kalaroa, Sathkhira.


All peoples united in Christ, acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God


We provide loving and holistic programmes.


Values are what we stand for and the people we want to be when implementing this plan. We have agreed previously that The Salvation Army embraces its Christian identity rooted in gospel values and we, as officers, soldiers and staff, engage with the whole person in community (i.e. physically, mentally, spiritually, socially and economically) towards fullness of life. In aiming at this overarching strategy we will be people who are  compassionate, mission focussed, relational, pioneering, faithful and inclusive. 

Major Activities

Head Office

The Salvation Army-Bangladesh

365/2, Lane 6  (west), DOHS Baridhara, Dhaka-1206.

Project Office

The Salvation Army-Kalaroa

(Front of Italy Vabon)

Murarikathi, Sripotipur Road, Kalaroa, Sathkhira.

List of Excutive Body

  1. Zothanmawia
  2. Vanlalnungi
  3. Hendrik Van Hattem
  4. Ganendro Baroi
  5. Gabriel Dewri

Chief of NGO

Name: Zothanmawia

Designation: Officer Commanding

Phone & Mobile No. 880-2-8411755-6 (01713094971)

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