Dhaka, July 11 (UNB) - Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has urged the Indian youths to join hands with their Bangladeshi counterpart in further fostering friendship and harmony between the two nations.
He was interacting with a group of Indian university students on the current status of India-Bangladesh relations at Bangladesh Mission in New Delhi on Thursday.
The discussion was organized by Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL), a platform of Indian youth, according to Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
Appreciating the youths as brand ambassadors of their country Syed Muazzem said, they must take lead in fostering the growing people-to-people contact between the two neighbours.
He underlined promotion of deeper exchanges, especially among the youths of the two countries, to enhance collective prosperity and well-being.
The envoy told the students that Bangladesh, with over 8 (eight) percent GDP, is emerging with confidence having met all the criteria to graduate from LDC to the status of a developing nation.
“We count on India’s assistance in boosting our success,” he said. “Together we would build cherished Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal) and that will be our best tribute to our martyrs and freedom fighters,” the veteran freedom fighter-turned diplomat told the young audience.
Describing the youths as the future leaders he advised them to be imbued with knowledge, innovation, courage and virtues of leadership. “Finally, be a good soul and shape yourself as a good human being,” he said.
About 20 youths took part in the meeting. CYL chairman Himadrish Suwan and its general secretary Vansh Saluja also spoke.