by Our Correspondent in Dhaka;-
The outgoing Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Riva Ganguly Das paid tributes Mahatma Gandhi and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, saying the Gandhi Ashrams in Noakhali, Jamalpur, Atrai and Dohar are the torch bearers of the Gandhian principles in Bangladesh.
In the present day, she added that “India and Bangladesh are partners in development and that the cooperation transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect.”
“India looks forward to the joint commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh” next year, Riva Ganguly Das was quoted as saying by high commission release.
She was speaking at an online seminar on Thursday on, ‘Remembering Mahatma Gandhi’ to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. October 2, 2020 would mark the finale of the two-year long commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary. It was organised by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
The seminar was participated among others by Bangladeshi lawmaker from Noakhali, HM Ibrahim and President of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Bangladesh.
Lawmaker HM. Ibrahim recollected how Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was inspired by the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Swadesh Roy highlighted that the Gandhian model of development based on rural development is especially important today, amidst a global pandemic.