Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das yesterday said increasing linkages between the media of India and Bangladesh is an important element in overall growth of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Speaking at an event titled “Connections 2019”, organised by Indian Institution of Mass Communication (IIMC) Alumni Association at the Jatiya Press Club, she also spoke about Indian government's initiatives to help Bangladeshi students.
“Media plays an important role in highlighting the immense potential and opportunities that exist for all the stakeholders,” the Indian envoy said.
She also said the IIMC Alumni Association can play a vital role to take the ties to new heights.
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the friendship that exists between Bangladesh and India is deepening day by day.
The state minister expressed hopes that India will help maintain the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Zahid Newaz Khan, general secretary of IIMC Alumni Association, Bangladesh said, “Bangladeshis who have graduated from IIMC are among the top journalists in the country. It's something we are proud of.”
IIMC Alumni Association Bangladesh President Ihsanul Karim and IIMC Central Alumni President Prasad Sanyal also spoke at the event.