Iqbal Sobhan for strengthening BD-India ties
Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 54
Prime Minister's Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury on Friday called for further strengthening the ties between Bangladesh and India in all sectors.
He also stressed the need for strengthening the relation between the people of the two countries.
"There has been an excellent relationship between Bangladesh and India. People of the two countries should work in unison with secular mentality to nurture the relationship," he said while addressing a programme in Kolkata as the Chief Guest.
Supata Mukherjee, Minister for Panchayet of the Government of West Bengal, was present as the Special Guest in the programme presided over by Kolkata City Corporation Ward 68 Councillor Sudarshana Mukherjee.
The programme was organized to mark the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, also the Editor of The Daily Observer, recalled India's cooperation and contribution to Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971 and giving shelter to 10 million Bangladeshis in India.
"The foundation of bilateral fraternal relationship between the two countries was built up by the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have now taken the bond to a new height," the PM's Media Adviser said.
He urged all to take part in the process to boost the friendly relationship.
Among others, former BFUJ Treasurer and senior journalist of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Ataur Rahman and Trinamool Congress leader Debashish Chakraborty spoke.
Later, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury inaugurated a Bangladeshi stall 'Amar Bangla' at the four-day fair being held in observance of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary.
Earlier, on Thursday night he exchanged views with local journalists at the Kolkata Press Club where they accorded a reception to the PM's Adviser.
Kolkata Press Club President Snehashish Sur and General Secretary Kingshuk Pramanik delivered the welcome address.