GUWAHATI, Dec 20 - Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur celebrated ‘Victory Festival’ at Hotel Landmark here on Wednesday where approximately 200 guests turned up.
State Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma attended the function as the guest of honour. Among others, president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Paramananda Rajbangshi and Additional Chief Secretary Ravi Capoor were also present at the programme.
In his speech the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner recalled the outstanding contribution and uncompromising leadership of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in securing independence for Bangladesh. He paid tribute to the freedom fighters of Bangladesh who made supreme sacrifices for their motherland.
Dr Monsur extended deep gratitude to the organisers and supporters of the liberation war of Bangladesh, particularly those Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives without any self-interest, to free Bangladesh from occupational forces.
In his speech, State Tourism Minister Brahma expressed his firm determination for enhancing inbound and outbound tourism with Bangladesh.
Additional Chief Secretary Capoor informed the audience about the launch of a commercial flight under the ‘Uran Scheme’ in the Dhaka-Guwahati route. He said that the SOP signed between the two friendly countries would change the trade pattern in favour of the North East Indian economy.
Sahitya Sabha president Rajbangshi in his speech said he foresees Bangladesh leading the region in business and trade. He requested the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner to arrange sufficient numbers of literary meets between the two countries.