Bangladesh’s 48th Independence Day was celebrated in the northeast Indian states of Tripura and Assam on Monday through various programs.
The celebration began by hoisting the national flag in the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission based in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, and in Guwahati, a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in Assam.
The national flag was hoisted in Agartala by Assistant High Commissioner Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain. Chairman of Bangladesh’s University Grants Commission, Prof Abdul Mannan, attended as the chief guest of the program.
Following the hoisting of the national flag, a wreath was placed on the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by Prof Mannan.
Subsequently, the speeches of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam were read out.
Independence Day celebrations in the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission based in Guwahati began in a similar manner. There, the national flag was hoisted by the Assistant High Commissioner, Kazi Muntasir Murshed.
The speeches of the prime minister, foreign minister and minister of state for foreign affairs were read out there as well.
This was followed by a discussion session at the premises of the Guwahati assistant high commission, where retired Guwahati-based academic Prof Usha Ranjan Bhattacharya spoke.