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Presentation on Bangladesh generates huge interest among Italian students

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 18th January, 2023 10:53:39 AM
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Presentation on Bangladesh generates huge interest among Italian students

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The Embassy of Bangladesh in Rome made a presentation at the Liceo Galileo Galilei School in Macomer, Sardinia as a part of First Step (Meet the School) of Embassy Adoption Programme (EAP).

The Embassy has been participating at the Diplomacy Education Programme coordinated by Global Action, Italy since 2021 but this is the first time the Embassy participated in-person at the adopted school outside Rome (in Sardinia).  

The programme held on January 13, began by playing national anthems of Bangladesh and Italy as performed by the school students. The inaugural event marked a colorful cultural performance by the students of the school which was tastefully decorated with flags, alphabets and motifs of the two countries.

Ambassador Shameem Ahsan in his remarks paid deep tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He also mentioned the ongoing celebration of the golden jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Italy.

A power-point presentation on Bangladesh followed it conducted by Ms. Aysha Akter, First Secretary (Political) of the Embassy, said a press release of the embassy on Wednesday (Jan 18).

Later, the Ambassador responded to the questions posed by a good number of young and inquisitive students.

He also took the opportunity to brief the hall-packed young learners on Bangladesh, its history, War of Liberation led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, culture, economy and stunning achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh Ambassador was impressed by the huge interest generated by the presentation on Bangladesh. He sincerely thanked Ms. Gavina Cappai, Principal of the school, Ms. Elisa Ghuisio, Project Coordinator of the Global Action for coordinating the visit. Mr. Giancarlo Dionisi, Prefect of Macomer and Dott.

Antonio Onorato Succu, Mayor of Macomer welcomed the initiative and thanked the Bangladesh Embassy for introducing the country to the Italian students which, they felt, would  help create greater understanding and bondage between two friendly countries.

The large auditorium was packed with large number of students, teachers, faculties, parents and other guests. The presentation was well received by the enthusiastic students and slides generated occasional applause.  

The programme is a part of the Bangladesh Embassy’s ongoing Public Diplomacy (PD) drive to project and brand Bangladesh positively to the wider audience in Italy. Earlier, as a part of Embassy Adoption Programme, the Embassy visited two schools in Rome digitally due to covid pandemic.