Bangladesh is without doubt one of the main engines of development within the area with quickly enhancing socio-economic indicators and there are lots of areas by which India has learnt from this neighbour and can proceed to take action, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla mentioned on Monday.
In his remarks on the signing ceremony of the MoU on establishing the Bangabandhu Chair on the Delhi University, Mr Shringla mentioned Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman understood that Indians and Bangladeshis have a shared future and was a powerful proponent of India-Bangladesh friendship and brotherly ties.
“I am happy to note that we have, together, built on that vision. India and Bangladesh continue to attach a very special importance to their bilateral relations. By any indicator, the bonds between our two nations are marked by a rare degree of closeness, substance and understanding,” the international secretary mentioned.
Two of the foremost pillars of Indian diplomacy — Neighborhood First and Act East policies– discover widespread floor in our work with Bangladesh, Mr Shringla famous.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led an excellent battle for freedom and in addition created a nation, Mr Shringla mentioned.
“Whether one calls him Bangabandhu or the father of the nation, there is no doubt that one is referring to a very major historical figure who literally shaped the destiny of nations,” the international secretary mentioned.
Noting that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman additionally laid the foundations for his nation’s development and improvement, Mr Shringla mentioned Bangladesh is at present one of many main engines of development within the area with spectacular financial enlargement charges and quickly enhancing socio-economic indicators.
“There are many areas in which we have learnt from Bangladesh and will continue to do so,” he mentioned.
Mr Shringla mentioned 2021 is a really particular 12 months for India-Bangladesh relations.
Prime Minister Modi had talked about throughout his go to to Bangladesh in March, this 12 months marks a “Triveni” — the commemoration of Mujib Borsho; the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic ties and the Golden Jubilee of the Liberation War of Bangladesh, he famous.
Mr Shringla mentioned Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was all of the extra outstanding for being a powerful voice towards radicalism and extremism of any sort.
“His message of friendship and moderation has a special resonance in today’s world where a pandemic has accentuated fault-lines and divisions,” he mentioned.
“Bangabandhu is revered in India. His struggles, his accomplishments and his values continue to inspire. The establishment of the Bangabandhu Chair in this special year of “Triveni”, is due to this fact a becoming tribute to this nice chief, his life and his work,” Mr Shringla said.
With the signing of the MoU on the Bangabandhu Chair, one of the most significant commitments made during the PM’s visit stands fulfilled, he said.
“I take this chance to felicitate the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) underneath the stewardship of the President and Director General for establishing this Chair at such brief discover,” he said.
“I’d request ICCR to additionally think about the potential for establishing an Indian Chair in Bangladesh in future,” Mr Shringla said.
Today’s event also draws attention to a happy coincidence as next year, Bangladesh will continue with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its independence, while India will celebrate the 75th year of its independence, the foreign secretary said.
“It will probably be an event for us to mirror, and draw satisfaction from our widespread journey so far. It can even be an event to think about and develop a imaginative and prescient for our shared journey forward,” Mr Shringla mentioned.
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