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India friendly to Bangladeshi students

Says Indian envoy

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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India friendly to Bangladeshi students
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma hands over a gift to some Bangladeshi students, who received higher education in India, at a reunion ceremony at the Old India House in the capital’s Gulshan area on Thursday. —SUN PHOTO

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma said their government is sincere about Bangladeshi students’ needs as many students from this neigbouring country get higher education in India.

“We take all needs of Bangladeshi students seriously, including visas processing,” Pranay said.

He made the statement while addressing a reunion ceremony of the former students, who received higher education in India, at the Old India House in the capital’s Gulshan on Thursday.

The programme was jointly organised by Moitry, a platform of alumni of higher education in India, and the High Commission of India in Dhaka.

Pranay Kumar said Bangladeshi students have again started going to India for higher education after a break due to the corona pandemic.

“They (students) have built new bridges between India and Bangladesh. Through them, Indians are getting to know the development and the potential of Bangladesh,” he said.

The envoy said India-Bangladesh relations have transcended bilateral diplomacy and become relations between the people of the two countries.

“In order to improve the cordial relations between the two countries, the Indian government has taken new initiatives in various sectors, including tourism,” he added.

The high commissioner said the Moitree Day celebration on December 6 has strengthened the cooperation, promise and commitment of the two countries.

“The roots of Bangladesh and India’s relations are the liberation war,” he said.

Moitry adviser Barrister Turin Afroz said, “India is our best friend and the sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the liberation war is unforgettable.”

“We needed the support of a country for our independence. India was the first country to support our independence,” she said.

Moitry started journey on November 30 in 2017.