Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran on Sunday said youths
could be the bridges of understanding between India and Bangladesh
overcoming all the challenges ahead.
The envoy made the remark at a pre-departure interaction with the
members of a hundred-member youth delegation of Bangladesh at Indira
Gandhi Cultural Centre which will visit India from Monday.
Well known cricketer Shakib Al Hasan and film personality Jaya Ahsan
were also present.
Saran said the tour would be productive and different than any
individual trip as it will bring opportunity to interact with Indian
youths and academic as well as professional background in a two-way
exchange of building bridges of understanding.
The hundred-member Bangladesh youth delegation will leave here for
India Monday on an eight-day visit as part of an initiative to further
strengthen people-to-people contacts and exchanges between India and
This is the second team which will be visiting India under a programme
organised in association with the Department of Youth Affairs and
Members of the delegation are young men and women drawn from diverse
institutions of Bangladesh and include doctors, engineers, management
graduates, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists, musicians and
students, said a media release.
The youth delegation will visit New Delhi as well as Agra, Bengaluru and Mysore.
They will see prominent cultural and historical sites in India apart
from holding interactions in educational, business, IT and
technological institutions of India. They are also expected to meet
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
The visit of the first hundred-member Bangladesh Youth Delegation to
India took place from October 6-13, 2012. – UNB