Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have organised a dance performance marking the Mujib Borsho and celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and India. Bangladesh High Commission and ICCR jointly organised the cultural programme at the Sushma Swaraj Bhavan auditorium on Saturday evening. High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Muhammad Imran and Director General of ICCR Dinesh K Patnaik spoke on a pleasant cultural evening. The High Commissioner said that in the last 50 years, Bangladesh-India relations have always shown utmost sincerity of the question of friendship. Also read: Bangladesh reached unique height in last 50 years: Indian Minister "Our two countries have historical and cultural ties. The people of Bangladesh are forever indebted to the government of India as well as of the people of the country for their role in the great freedom fight," he said. The envoy said on the golden jubilee of independence, Bangladesh has been graduated to the list of developing countries under the visionary leadership of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Now a days the development of Bangladesh is appreciated all over the world, he said. He said the per capita income and purchasing power of the people of Bangladesh has increased a lot. Many Bangladeshis come to visit India, they shop here and many students come to study. ICCR Director General Dinesh K Patnaik said that at 50 years of Independence of Bangladesh, India is remembering the great architect of Bangladesh's Independence Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with deep gratitude. He also lauded the sincere roll of the people of two countries in strengthening the India-Bangladesh Friendship. The cultural ties between the two countries are also part of our heritage. Also read: Bangladeshi boy wins global art contest by ICCR He said in the last 50 years, it has been proved that the friendship between the two countries will continue to grow stronger. The cultural programme was on the theme of the great independence of Bangladesh, the culture and the beautiful nature of Bangladesh and heroic struggle of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by Shristi Cultural organization. Also read: India will always stand by Bangladesh: Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the main attraction of the ongoing twin mega celebrations, will arrive here on Friday as the two countries plan for taking the time-tested historical relations to a new height with focus on all areas of cooperation. Briefing reporters at the Foreign Service Academy on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the biggest attraction is “Mujib Borsho” and 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence and the visit will mainly focus on the joint celebrations. Also read:Vaccine gift a sign of Hasina-Modi strong ties: FM He said they are still in negotiations and a number of MoUs have been finalised on major issues. “I can’t tell the exact number at this moment.” Responding to a question on Teesta issue, the Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed on signing the Teesta Water sharing deal in 2011 but it could not be signed, delivered and implemented. “You know the reason.” He said they always remain hopeful that the Teesta deal will be signed one day. During the virtual Summit in December last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina highlighted the need for early signing of interim agreement for sharing the Teesta waters, as agreed upon by both the governments in 2011. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s sincere commitment and continued efforts of the government of India to that end. Foreign Minister Dr Momen said they are working to make the relations stronger saying any issue can be resolved if the relations remain good. He said Bangladesh and India share 54 common rivers and they are now discussing on six major rivers apart from Teesta. Also read:Hasina, Modi to meet virtually in December: FM Bangladesh and India stressed the need for early conclusion of Framework of Interim Agreement on sharing of waters of six joint rivers, namely, Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla and Dudhkumar. Modi's Engagements Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to arrive on Friday morning by a special flight on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive her Indian counterpart upon his arrival in Dhaka. The Indian Prime Minister will receive 19 gun salutes and will be given the guard of honour. He will visit National Martyrs Memorial at Savar and Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city to pay tributes to Liberation War martyrs and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Modi will place wreaths and plant sapling at the National Martyrs Memorial and will sign visitors’ book there. He will also place wreaths on the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and sign the visitors’ book there. The Indian Prime Minister will attend the National Parade Ground programme on Friday afternoon. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among others, will join. He will jointly inaugurate Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum and attend state banquet preceded by a cultural programme hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Modi will have one-to-one meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart and will hold bilateral talks at the Prime Minister’s Office. He will also meet President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
Khadi, the heritage fabric of India, is all set to catch eyeballs during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh on March 26 & 27.
It’s a proud moment for the nation. Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of its independence and birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led the nation to freedom.
Global leaders will attend mega events in person and virtually to join Bangladesh’s golden jubilee celebrations from March 17 to 27, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday urged the media both at home and abroad to highlight Bangladesh's achievements instead of describing the country as a poverty-stricken one as in the past.
Bangladesh and India on Thursday discussed early resolution of pending issues as well as the new areas of cooperation between the two countries.