The outgoing Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das has said Bangladesh and India are partners in development and that partnership is made of mutual trust and respect and transcends ordinary transactions.
She made the remarks while addressing an online seminar marking the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said a press release issued by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Friday.
October 2, 2020 will mark the finale of the two-year long commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said the release.
Speaking on the occasion High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das said: "Gandhi Ashrams in Noakhali, Jamalpur, Atrai and Dohar are the torch bearers of the Gandhian principles in Bangladesh.”
Paying tributes to both Mahatma Gandhi and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she said: “In the present day, India and Bangladesh are partners in development and that the cooperation transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect."
She also said that India looks forward to the joint commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.
Noakhali MP HM Ibrahim, President of Gandhi Ashram Trust Bangladesh Swadesh Roy, Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan Syed Abul Maksud, Director of Gandhi Ashram Trust Noakhali Naba Kumar Raha, Prof. Aminul Islam from Gandhi Ashram Atrai in Naogaon and Hilol Sarkar from Gandhi Ashram in Jamalpur and Md Fazlul Haq of Gandhi Ashram in Dohar also attended the webinar.
BDST: 1925 HRS, SEP 25, 2020