New Delhi (NVI): Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi hoisted a reception to mark the 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh yesterday.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Muhammad Imran and his wife Zakia Hasnat Imran welcomed the guests. Union Railways and Commerce & Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal was the Chief Guest.
Speaking at the reception, Goyal said Bangladesh has achieved a unique height and praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, saying she thinks “deeply” about the welfare of the countrymen.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading the wonderful success of Bangladesh. When Sheikh Hasina last visited India, I talked to her. Then I realised that Sheikh Hasina think deeply about the welfare of the country and people”, Goyal said.
The Railways Minister said that on the centenary of the Bangabandhu’s birth, India has rightly conferred on him Gandhi award as he did not only establish peace and none-communal politics for the people of Bangladesh, but also struggled to establish peace in the sub-continent.
Goyal hoped that after 50 years, the two countries will mark 100 years as developed nations.
“Not only in 50 years but also in hundred years, India-Bangladesh friendship will remain intact and will become stronger. After 50 years, the two countries will celebrate the 100 years of Bangladesh’s Independence as a developed nations,” he said.
Meanwhile, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Muhammad Imran recalled with deep gratitude the contribution of the people of India and its government for their moral and material support during the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971, and difficult days.
In his speech, he said Bangladesh is going to build a memorial at Ashuganj – the foundation stone of which has been unveiled by the two Prime Ministers last weekend during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.
He also highlighted that over the last decade, the relations between Bangladesh and India have reached a golden chapter, having a comprehensive partnership covering all possible areas of cooperation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The reception, followed by dinner, was attended by diplomats, high government officials, military attaches, war veterans, elites, journalists, academics and friends of Bangladesh.