Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said that bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India had reached new heights in recent years.
‘Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi have taken the friendship between the countries to unparalleled heights which was initiated by Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi,’ he said.
Shringla appreciated the Bangladesh government for its firm stand against extremism and said that it was a country of communal harmony.
‘We will extend our support to all good initiatives Bangladesh undertakes,’ the Indian high commissioner added.
He made the comments as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a newly constructed 5-storey student hostel on the temple grounds of International Society for Krishna Consciousness on Medical Road in the city in the morning.
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology vice-chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed, additional secretary of fisheries and animal resources ministry Arun Kumar Malakar, ISKCON vice-president in Bangladesh Bhaktipriyam Gadadhar Goswami Maharaj, its general secretary Charu Chandra Das Brammachari and Awami Swechchasebak League central organising secretary Subrata Purkayastha addressed the programme as the special guests.
Shuddhasatya Gobinda Das presided over the programme that was also addressed by local unit principal of the ISKCON Nabadip Dwiz Gowranga Das Brammachari, Mayapur unit principal of the ISKCON in India Ananda Barman Das Brammachari, city Awami League vice-president Abdul Khalique and joint-general secretary Bijit Chowdhury.
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