October 3, 2023
DHAKA – Indian High Commissioner Pranay Verma yesterday said India would always stand with Bangladesh.
“India-Bangladesh relations are lifelong. We are working together on all issues like social, cultural, trade and communication system. We believe that India-Bangladesh relations will last forever,” he said.
He said this while inaugurating the newly constructed modern honours building of the traditional Kashinagar Degree College in Chauddagram of Cumilla, reports UNB.
Local MP and former Railway Minister Md Mujibul Haque was present as the special guest.
Earlier, the envoy visited Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali on the occasion of the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi’s conviction in the innate goodness of humanity and peace, and non-violence as a force for change remain as relevant today as they were during India’s freedom struggle, he said while speaking at a programme.
Addressing the seminar hosted by the Gandhi Ashram Trust on “Gandhiji’s quest for peace and harmony in Noakhali and its relevance in the contemporary world,” he said International Day of Non-violence is a strong affirmation of India’s long-standing belief that no cause can justify acts of violence and that humanism shall always prevail.
Verma highlighted that Gandhi’s historic visit to Noakhali in 1946 exemplified the extraordinary power of dialogue, empathy, and understanding, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
His unyielding dedication to the principles of non-violence and communal harmony not only brought solace to Noakhali, but also left an indelible mark on the conscience of humanity, the high commissioner said.