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Shahriar drives to India

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Shahriar drives to India

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has left for India to attend the celebrations of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India friendship.

He drove to India through Sonamasjid land port in Chapainawabganj on Wednesday morning.

The state minister will deliver a lecture on “Fifty Years of Independence of Bangladesh” on December 11 at Sister Nivedita University in Kolkata.

He will then attend a ceremony at the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata as the chief guest to unveil the covers of two books -- ‘Bangladesh @ 50’ written by Major (retd) ASM Shamsul Arefin and ‘Bangabandhu for You’ edited by Satyam Roy Chowdhury.

Minister of Technical Education and Training and Skills Development of West Bengal Humayun Kabir will be present as a special guest at the event to be organised in association with Friends of Bangladesh.

Prominent film director and President of Friends of Bangladesh Gautam Ghosh will preside over the function.

Valiant freedom fighter, writer and researcher Major (retd) ASM Shamsul Arefin will be a special guest on the occasion. Friends of Bangladesh Vice-president Satyam Roy Chowdhury,  Rabindra Bharati University Vice-chancellor Prof Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vivekananda International Foundation Senior Fellow Dr Sreeradha Datta, ‘Friends of Bangladesh’ award recipient journalist Manas Ghosh and President of Kolkata Press Club Snehashish Sur, among others, are expected to attend the function.