Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has said Dhaka and New Delhi are partners in development and that the cooperation transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect.
She also said that India looked forward to the joint commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring countries.
The envoy made the remarks while addressing a webinar titled, “Remembering Mahatma Gandhi”, on Thursday organized by the High Commission of India as part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
October 2 would mark the finale of the two-year long commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary.
The seminar was attended by Noakhali MP HM Ibrahim; President of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Bangladesh Swadesh Roy; Chairman, Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Syed Abul Maksud; Naba Kumar Raha, Director of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Noakhali; Professor Aminul Islam, Gandhi Ashram, Atrai, Naogaon; Hilol Sarkar, Gandhi Ashram, Jamalpur and Md. Fazlul Haq of Gandhi Ashram, Dohar.
Ganguly said the Gandhi Ashrams in Noakhali, Jamalpur, Atrai and Dohar are the torch bearers of the Gandhian principles in Bangladesh.
She paid tributes to both Gandhi and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The High Commissioner said that she was pleased to speak with participants from all Gandhi Ashrams in Bangladesh on a common platform.
She urged them to work together to preserve this shared history of India and Bangladesh and to build on this cherished bond of friendship.