SHILLONG: 12th May 2022 (PTI Source)
The Indian government has arranged a trip of a 25-member Bangladesh delegation to Meghalaya from 9-12 May as part of the Golden Jubilee of Liberation War 1971 and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Indian High Commission had announced Monday that the 18 freedom fighters who were trained in Meghalaya and fought the Sector 11 Liberation War will be honoured at a ceremony on May 4.
The Bangladeshis Nationals will meet with the leadership of the Meghalaya government, including the governor and chief minister, as well as other senior government officials during their visit. Aside from the FFs, it also includes members of other professions such as journalists from Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi delegation will engage with senior government officials from the Meghalaya administration during this trip.
The trip will also include a meeting with the high-ranking Indian military and air force officials, who were instrumental in instructing the FFs and fought side by side during the recent battle for liberty.
The Bangladesh delegates and the Indian host will be able to experience the same emotions they felt in 1971 when they visit each other's country.
The Bangladeshi delegation's visit comes at a critical moment, as India commemorates its fallen brave-hearts during Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, and Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
In the months to come, the Government of India will hold more events as part of the festivities of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.'