Dhaka, Apr 13 : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh on Saturday emphasised on the need to link media of both the countries as an important element of overall growth of bilateral relations. Indian envoy Riva Ganguly said, "Both our countries have vibrant print and electronic media. The importance of media in shaping the opinion and psyche of the country cannot be underestimated." "It is imperative that for our shared history and common heritage, our linguistic and cultural ties, the passion we share for each other’s music, literature and arts, there should be more engagement between the media of the countries," she added.
Speaking at an event titled ‘Connections 2019’ arranged by Indian Institution of Mass Communication (IIMC) Alumni Association, she also spoke about Indian government’s initiatives to help Bangladeshi students and held that IIMC Alumni Association, Bangladesh can play an important role in taking this relationship to newer heights. Speaking on 1971 War of Liberation, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said that India-Bangladesh relationship is bound by blood as during the latter's struggle for independence nearly 12,000 Indian soldiers embraced martyrdom and over one crore Bangladeshi natives were sheltered in India.
It was held that IIMC Alumni Association, Bangladesh could be a very effective platform of journalists of the two countries in strengthening the existing relationship for their development under the strong leadership of Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi. (UNI)