Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das addressing a function in Rangpur on Thursday. -AA
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Thursday said the relationship between Bangladesh and India has reached into a new height.
"The two friendly nations have common history, tradition and cultural heritage and people of the two countries must work together to foster further this glorious legacy," she said.
Riva said this while addressing the inaugural function of the newly built 'Extended Academic Building (Forth floor) of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Public School and college, reports BSS.
President of RCCI Public School and College also President of RCCI Mostofa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu received the Indian envoy with bouquets and memento on behalf of the educational institution.
Reciprocally, Riva presented some valuable books as gifts on behalf of the Government of India to President of RCCI Public School and College Mostofa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu.
Speaking on the occasion, Riva said following existing mutual relationship between the two neighboring friendly countries, the scholarship program of the Indian government for the descendants of the Freedom Fighters of Bangladesh at the higher secondary and degree levels is progressing excellently.
"Even, the scholarship program of the Indian government for Bangladeshi students has been introduced in different Indian universities and various technical institutions of the Indian government," Riva said.
She said the Indian government has been making contributions to the Education, Health, Community Development, ICT, Livelihood Development, Protection of Environment and Cultural Heritage, Empowerment of Women and Child Welfare in various ways to put forward the Vision 2021 of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Indian envoy expressed optimism that the Indian cooperation in those sectors would continue in future on the basis of mutual relations. Riva announced that scholarships on behalf of the Government of
India among brilliant students of RCCI Public School and College would continue in the days to come.Presided over by Mostofa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu, Assistant High Commissioner of India in t Rajshahi Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Principal of RCCI Public School and College Professor Mohammad Abdul Jalil, Senior Vice-president of RCCI Mostoba Hossain Ripon, Members of the Board of Directors of RCCI and RCCI Public School and College, teachers and students of the institution attended the occasion.
The Indian envoy also visited science laboratory, computer lab and library, set up in the educational institution by the Indian High Commission.Later, Riva witnessed a colorful cultural function rendered by the students of RCCI Public School and College.
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