Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma yesterday said India stands with Bangladesh as a “steadfast partner” and committed to supporting its aspirations for a “peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive” future.
“Today, Bangladesh is on a path of progress and development,” he said, adding that their “collaborative efforts” in areas such as trade, connectivity, security, and people-to-people ties continue to flourish, cementing our place as two nations united by common goals and shared values.
Verma was invited by Bangladesh India Friendship Society as a special guest in a discussion on the occasion of the 48th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq was the chief guest at the event.
The National Mourning Day holds a significant place in the history and hearts of the Bangladeshi people, said the envoy, adding that it is a day of reflection, remembrance, and recommitment to the values and ideals that Bangabandhu espoused — democracy, human rights, and social justice.
“His indomitable spirit, visionary leadership, and unwavering dedication to the welfare of his people continue to inspire generations not just within the borders of Bangladesh, but far beyond,” said Verma.
The high commissioner also said, “Let us stand together against extremism, intolerance, and violence, and work towards a world where the ideals of justice, equality, and human dignity prevail.”
“May the memory of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman continue to guide us as we march forward on the path of progress and prosperity.”