16 December 2021 will mark 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh and India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Indo-Pak War.To commemorate this landmark event in India’s history, Swarna Jayanti Varsh celebrations are being organised throughout the Country.
As a part of these celebrations, the Border Security Force organized a series of events to mark the 50th year of Independence of Bangladesh to highlight the contribution of BSF In 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
In this endeavour, ‘Maitree Cycle Rally’ and BSF-BGB Maitree Football Match Series” were arranged along the border roads under “Eastern Command of BSF, which received overwhelming response from all sections including the border population living on either side of IB, the counterpart BGB, local administration and also all the media fraternity.
In another such initiative a “Joint Cultural Programme with Bangladesh” was also organized on 12tn Dec 2021 at ICP Agartala, Tripura. It is a well known fact that both the countries share common ethnicity and same culture and such events on the border will further boost the spirit 7 of amity and confidence among the border populace on both sides of the International Boundary.
The purpose of organising all such friendly events is to enhance co-operation and goodwill between the two neighbouring countries and also to increase the friendly relationship between the people residing in the border areas.
Minister of information and Cultural & Youth Affairs, Sports and PWD (DMS), Tripura Sushanta Chowdhury was present there as Chief Guest. During the event, felicitation of War Veterans, Performance of renowned troupes from Bangladesh and India, valuable experience sharing by War Veterans and Release of Coffee Table Book on golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Liberation was conducted in the presence of eminent personalities and State dignitaries.
It aims at highlighting the similarities which the two neighbouring nations share and the emerging opportunities wherein North East India, with Government of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, can become a big opportunity for Bangladesh as well.
The cultural extravaganza aims at bringing people of the two neighbouring countries closer. Many Military Personnel, famous film personalities, dignitaries from civil sectors and war veterans attended this musical event.
(With inputs from Pratyusha Mukherjee)