‘Relations between Bangladesh, India getting stronger’

Staff Correspondent

14 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Alumni Association Bangladesh on Saturday organised its first-ever ‘Connections’ meet in Dhaka.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury was present at the programme as the chief guest while Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das was present as special guest at National Press Club in the city.

Cultural Secretary of Awami League Ashim Kumar Ukil, MP, IIMC Bangladesh Chapter President Ihsanul Karim, Central IIMC Alumni President Prasad Sanyal and IIMC Bangladesh Chapter General Secretary Zahid Newaz Khan were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the programme, Khalid Mahmud said, “Friendship in all aspects with neighboring India is getting from deep to deeper.”

Narrating the recent development with Bhutan in terms of connectivity, he expressed the hope that it will be stronger with the help of India.

About IIMC Alumni, he said that alumni are contributing to the field of media in Bangladesh and it is easily expected that they will play an important role in creating more connections with India.

Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly said media of two countries is quite stronger and there should be more engagement between the two countries’ media.

“It’s a matter of pride for us that IIMC alumni include many distinguished journalists, government officials, eminent figures who had enormous success in their career,” she said.

Alumni President Ihsanul Karim said that this is the formal launch of IIMC Bangladesh chapter Alumni.

He also expressed the hope that it will help open up new avenue of relationship between the two friendly countries.