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Riva: Bangladesh, India partners in development

  • Published at 11:57 pm September 25th, 2020
Riva Ganguly Das
File photo of Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das UNB

Cooperation between the two countries transcends mere transactions, says Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has said Bangladesh and India are partners in development. 

The cooperation between the two countries transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect, she added. 

The Indian high commissioner also said India is looking 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. 

She made the remarks while addressing a webinar titled "Remembering Mahatma Gandhi" on Thursday, organized by the High Commission of India as part of the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

October 2 will mark the finale of the two-year long commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. 

The seminar was attended by member of parliament from Noakhali HM Ibrahim; President of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Bangladesh Swadesh Roy; Chairman, Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Syed Abul Maksud; Naba Kumar Raha, Director of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Noakhali; Prof Aminul Islam, Gandhi Ashram, Atrai, Naogaon; Hilol Sarkar, Gandhi Ashram, Jamalpur and Md Fazlul Haq of Gandhi Ashram, Dohar. 

The High Commissioner said Gandhi Ashrams in Noakhali, Jamalpur, Atrai and Dohar are the torch bearers of the Gandhian principles in Bangladesh. 

She paid tributes to both Mahatma Gandhi and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

The High Commissioner said she was pleased to speak with participants from all Gandhi Ashrams in Bangladesh on a common platform. She urged them to work together to preserve this shared history of India and Bangladesh and to build on this cherished bond of friendship.

HM Ibrahim recollected how Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was inspired by the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Swadesh Roy highlighted that the Gandhian model of development, based on rural development, is especially important today, amidst a global pandemic. 

Syed Abul Maksud said that it is extremely important that the young generation should know and understand the Gandhian ideology. 

Naba Kumar Raha described the various activities conducted by Gandhi Ashram, Noakhali for the support of the weaker sections of society. 

Hilol Sarkar recollected how Nasiruddin Sarkar was inspired by Gandhian values to begin a Gandhi Ashram in Jamalpur in the 1930s. 

The ashram continues to support the people by providing vocational training. 

Prof Aminul Islam recounted Gandhi Ashram, Atrai's connection to Mahatma Gandhi and paid tribute to him. 

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