Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pranay Kumar Verma on Wednesday said India will stand with the people of Bangladesh in the future in realising its vision of a stable and prosperous country.
"December 6 stands out as one of the very important dates. It is a dominant factor in our relations," he said while speaking at a reception marking the Friendship Day, reports UNB.Bangladesh and India commemorate December 6 as "Maitri Dibas" or 'Friendship Day', showing the emotional bonds stemming from the "invaluable contribution of the government and the people of India" in the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
Verma said the day stands out in the history of the Bangladesh-India relationship.
He said it was the beginning of the partnership which is now seen as multifaceted and the relationship goes beyond strategic partners.
The High Commissioner said that the two countries are more than strategic partners.
He also said it is a day of remembrance and paying tribute to those who sacrificed.
The diplomat said the two countries are building new connectivities on all fronts.
"The opportunity is endless with greater hope and greater optimism."
He said they have set up a Liberation War gallery in the Indian Cultural Centre to attract more young people about the history and legacy that the two countries share.
The holding of Maitri Dibas is a reflection of the deep and abiding friendship between the peoples of India and Bangladesh that has been forged in blood and shared sacrifices.
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