A memorial library and school have been set up in north-western Rajshahi district of Bangladesh recognising the contribution of slain Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.
Rajshahi city mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton opened the school and the library at Miapur under Paba sub-district of the district praising Gandhi for her laudable role towards Bangladesh’s war of liberation in 1971. Addressing the inaugural function as the chief guest, Liton recalled that the great leader had given arms and training to the freedom fighters of Bangladesh alongside food and shelter to around 15mn people of the country throughout the nine-month war period.
Terming India as a neighbourhood friendly country of Bangladesh, he said all the existing problems of both the countries could be solved through bilateral efforts.
He also referred to the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh as a landmark event and said the signed memorandums of understanding would help in making the nation prosperous.
Besides, Mayor Liton hoped that the library and school would facilitate the new generation to acquire knowledge and ideas about the great Indian leader.
Chaired by local elite Haran Mondal, the function was addressed, among others, by freedom fighters of the liberation war, Jalal Uddin, Prof Ruhul Amin Pramanik and Yeasin Ali Mondal.
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