North East is like a rising sun for both India and Bangladesh because this is the gateway to connect Southeast Asian Nations where there is immense opportunities in various field, said Shri Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Defence while addressing the Swarnim Vijay Varsh seminar organized here today to commemorate the 50 years of liberation of Bangladesh .
He further said that there is positive changes in the relationship between India-Bangladesh starting from economic, agriculture, business, water connectivity and the credit goes to the people of both the countries. He asserted that both the countries are focusing on development and progress through mutual cooperation.
Mrs Smita Pant, JS, in charge of India’s ties with Bangladesh and Myanmar in her keynote address said that India has a proud contribution in the Bangladesh liberation. And this seminar is a platform to commemorate the history. She said that in recent times Bangladesh received great political and diplomatic attention. During the time of pandemic both the countries tried to maintain cordial relationship, when the trade via roadways were hampered between the two countries and to deal with the problem they opened their railways for smooth transport, she added.
Lt Gen. Manoj Pandey,GOC-IN- C, Eastern Command in his opening remark said that this seminar is a platform to share ideas, generate opportunities to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebration are being undertaken throughout the country to commemorate the 50 years of liberation of Bangladesh with victory in 1971 war between India-Pakistan. This daylong seminar is being organized under the aegis of the Eastern Command and the Gajraj Corps.
Seminar with the theme of Bangladesh and NE India: Into the Rising Sun, high ranking officials from Bangladesh and India delivered talks on various topics ranging from culture, water sharing, security, connectivity, maritime and regional prosperity. Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta, Academic and Education Advisor to Government of Assam, Mrs. Indrani Bagchi, Associate editor TOI, Shri Nitin Gokhale, Media trainer and author and Shri Wasbir Hussain, Political Commentator and Strategic analyst also took part in the seminar among others.