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4th anniversary of enclave exchange observed

The programmes included lighting of 68 candles at zero hours, hoisting of the national flag and singing of national anthem in the morning followed by rallies, discussions, rural sports competitions, cultural functions and prize distributions

Update : 01 Aug 2019, 09:10 PM

People living in erstwhile enclaves in Panchagarh observed the fourth anniversary of the historic enclave exchange between Bangladesh and India at the zero hours on Thursday amid huge enthusiasm and festivity.

People of the former enclaves arranged a function at Garati Mofizar Rahman Degree College ground to celebrate the historic day which ended the world's most complex border dispute.

The programmes included lighting of 68 candles at zero hours, hoisting of the national flag and singing of national anthem in the morning followed by rallies, discussions, rural sports competitions, cultural functions and prize distributions.

Different political leaders from surrounding areas also attended the function.

Bangladesh and India exchanged a total of 162 enclaves on July 31, 2015 with the land boundary agreement after seven decades of legal limbo.

A stage was built at the centre of the village and children were seen performing different cultural activities. Hundreds of villagers came to attend the function. A festive environment was prevailing in the village.

Among others, Panchagarh Deputy Commissioner Sabina Yasmin, Sadar upazila Chairman Aminul Islam and Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh part of defunct India-Bangladesh Enclave Exchanging Coordination Committee Md. Mofizar Rahman, attended the programme.


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