The governments of Bangladesh and India will jointly root out extremism and extremist activities from both the countries, said Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Chandpur on Friday.
‘Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina handled the situation very bravely, cautiously and intelligently during the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka and resisted extremist activities in Bangladesh,’ he said.
Shringla said this while inaugurating the newly constructed academic building Gandhi Bhavan, named after Indian independence movement leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on the Farakkabad Degree College premises in Sadar upazila.
The four-storey building, the foundation stone of which was laid by Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on October 23, 2017 during her visit to Bangladesh, was constructed at a cost of Tk 1.08 crore.
Addressing the opening ceremony, the Indian ambassador said that the new building would inspire other students to study in this college. ‘The building will spread the light of education among future students,’ he added.
He also said the relationship between Bangladesh and India was strong the seeds of which was planted by Indira Gandhi and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.
‘During the liberation war in 1971, many Indian soldiers also laid down their lives for the freedom of Bangladesh that made us feel proud,’ he said.
‘The Rivers Padma and Meghna also connect us with their beautiful and eternal flows,’ Shringla said.
Lawmaker Shamsul Huque Bhuiyan, deputy commissioner of the district Md Majedur Rahman Khan, police super Jiahdul Kabir, district unit president of Awami League Nasiruddin Ahmed, general secretary Abu Nayeem Patwary Dulal, zila parishad chairman Osaman Goni Patwary and Cumilla education board chairman Prof Ruhul Amin Mia were, among others, present on the occasion.
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