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Govt of Assam accords reciption to Bangladesh delegation

  • Jannatul Islam, from Assam, India
  • 19th July, 2022 12:36:00 PM
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Govt of Assam accords reciption to Bangladesh delegation

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Government of Assam has accorded a reception for the Bangladesh delegation visiting the state to celebrate and recall legacy of Liberation War.

The reception programme held at a river cruise on river Brahmaputra at Gauhati end of the state on Monday night.

Assam's Act East Policy Affairs Department Secretary Manvendra Pratap Singh was the chief guest while Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Shah Mohammad Tanvir  Monsur were also present on the occasion.

Sazzad Alam, a joint secretary to the government of Assam made address of welcome focusing on significance of the river cruise to enhance people-to-people bonding.

This visit has been arranged by the Indian government as part of the golden jubilee of the Liberation War, 50 years of India-Bangladesh ties, and 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' in India.

In his speech, Assam Secretary Manvendra Pratap Singh underscored his government’s aim to want to people to people contact to share culture and tradition.

"There is glorious past of Bangladesh with the region. I hope, you will go through the history. We are working for progress of the region together. And India Bangladesh relationship will be reached a new heights in future," he said.

Manvendra appreciated the Bangladesh delegation pointing out contributions of valiant freedom fighters to the liberation war.

In his speech, Bangladesh delegation leader Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury Bir Bikram expressed gratitude to Government of India including local authorities in Assam for holding the facilitation for valiant freedom fighters.

"There is a unique relationship between India and Bangladesh. It should be nurtured to take it to a new height. As we know that the bilateral relationship has been passing Sonali Adhyaya over the last decade under bold leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Sri Narendra Modi," he said.

The valiant freedom fighter hoped the visit in Assam and Meghalaya of North East India will remain as 'a memorable chapter' for the people-to-people connectivity in the region.

Shamsher Mobin hoped upcoming Delhi tour of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will unlock potential arenas of cemented relationship of the neighbouring countries.

Chowdhury recalled the supportive role of Assam singer Bhupen Hazarika for inspiring Bangladesh freedom fighters during liberation war.

The Bangladesh delegation is scheduled to call on Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday at the latter's residence.

The delegation includes Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury Bir Bikram, Mahabub Elahi Bir Protik, Shafiqul Bahar Mazumder, Subrata Chakravarty, Abul Hashem, Fariduzzaman Khan, Harun Ur Rashid, Najmul Hassan, Gourango Chandra Das, Hazi Abdul Jalil, Sharif Uddin, Md Shahjahan, Md Abul Bashar, Mohammad Jamal Kha, Bir Protik Anwar Hossain Pahari, youth members Abu Bakar Muhammad Al Amin, Mrinal Banik, Sarder Mahamud Hasan, Jushumoy Dev, journalists Abhijit Bhattacharjee, Md Jannatul Islam, Sunil Singha, Amzad Hussain, Shajahan Molla and Mohammad Salim.