Speakers at a discussion in Dhaka on Tuesday laid emphasis on youth leadership to keep the spirit of 1971 Liberation War unhurt and take the country towards achieving the goal of ‘Sonar Bangla’.
They assured the young people that the freedom fighters will stand beside the youth forces until their death, noting that there is an unfinished war against the fundamentalists.
The speakers encouraged young people to read more about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to learn about leadership qualities.
The High Commission of India, Dhaka, in association with the Youth Opportunities organised the intergenerational dialogue titled ‘Liberation War and Its Values – Across the Ages’ at the High Commission.
Eminent members of the civil society – Aroma Dutta MP, Prof Muntassir Mamoon, Nasiruddin Yousuf Bacchu and Julian Francis OBE participated in the discussion which was moderated by Shahriar Kabir.
The panelists engaged with members of Youth Opportunities and a cross-section of Bangladeshi youth who included illustrators, radio professionals, and entrepreneurs.
High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami spoke on the occasion and said that the ideals and values of the Liberation War of 1971 are the foundation upon which the bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh are flourishing.
He said India is looking forward to the joint commemoration of 50 years of Liberation War and 50 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.
India recognised Bangladesh as a sovereign nation on December 6, 1971, while the war was ongoing.
The High Commissioner also launched a writing competition, ‘What Liberation Means to Me?’ being conducted by the High Commission of India in association with Youth Opportunities.
Bangladeshi youth, in the age group of 18-35 can participate in the competition by submitting entries in Bangla and English. Further details will be available on the High Commission of India’s website (hcidhaka.gov.in) and social media pages shortly.
Source: United News of Bangladesh