Bangladesh National Parliament Deputy Speaker Md. Shamsul Haque Tuku said, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has struggled throughout his life to make our country secular. India is a secular country like us. This freedom exists everywhere in Bangladesh. There is no alternative to Bangladesh-India friendship to move forward politically and economically. This organization is working to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Today (Thursday) he said these things in the speech of the chief guest at the ‘Priti Sammilan og Sanmanna Parde’ event organized at the initiative of India-Bangladesh Sampriti Sangsad at the Sinha Lounge of the Dhaka Club in the capital.
The Deputy Speaker said that India’s relationship with Bangladesh has been strengthened through independence. We have built bridges with India for regional and geographical reasons since before independence. In addition to the friendship of the two countries, the responsibility and duty of this council is essential and significant in creating diplomatic relations with other countries on the basis of culture, language, economy and politics. We want to give this organization an institutional form, not a formality.
In the event, India-Bangladesh Sampriti Sangsad Advisory Council Member Md. Shamsul Haque Tuku was elected Deputy Speaker of the Bangladesh National Parliament and India-Bangladesh Sampriti Sangsad Vice President Farida Yasmin was elected as the President of the National Press Club for the second consecutive time.
President of India-Bangladesh Sampriti Sangsad and former member of parliament Md. Harun Or Rashid presided over the event, member of the organization’s working advisory council and former ambassador Md. Mamtaz Hossain and managing director of Bangladesh News Agency Abul Kalam Azad and secretary of Bangla Academy A. H. M. Dignitaries including Lokman and media persons were present.