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‘Bharat Bichitra serving as a bridge of friendship’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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‘Bharat Bichitra serving as a bridge of friendship’
Indian High Commissioner Pranay Kumar Verma presents Daily Sun Staff Reporter Jannatul Islam Rahad with an issue of Bharat Bichitra magazine at a programme in the capital on Thursday. —SUN photo

High Commissioner Pranay Kumar Verma has said that Bharat Bichitra magazine is serving as a bridge of friendship between Bangladesh and India, projecting shared history and culture over the last five decades.
“Bharat Bichitra has been promoting shared culture and heritage in last 50 years. It has become a bridge of friendship between the two nations. We are proud to present this special edition of the magazine,” Pranay Verma said while addressing a programme at the High Commission of India in Dhaka on Thursday.
The High Commission of India organised the launching ceremony of the special edition of Bharat Bichitra which has been published uninterruptedly since 1973.
Former Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor was the chief guest while Pranay Kumar Verma was special guest.
The Indian envoy recalled the glorious liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
“Over last five decades, India and Bangladesh have transformed as faster growing economies in the world. Bharat Bichitra has captured glorious moments and milestones of India-Bangladesh relationship,” Verma added.
In his speech, former minister Asaduzzaman Noor said, “None was interested in publishing my article. With the inspiration of poet Belal Chowdhury, I contributed to Bharat Bichitra and got a good response from readers.”
Bangla Academy Chairman Selina Hossain, Director General Muhammad Nurul Huda, Bharat Bichitra former editor Nantu Roy, Member of Parliament Aroma Dutta, Bangladesh Bank’s former governor Atiur Rahman, Kaler Kantho Editor-in-chief Imdadul Haque Milan, News24 Executive Editor Rahul Raha, Independent Television Chief News Editor Ashish Saikat and Bharat Bichitra Editor Arabinda Chackraborti were, among noted writers and civil society members, present on the occasion.