Live Bengali and Hindi songs enthrall IBFC members and guests
Unlimited scopes for enhancing relationships of Bangladesh and India have still remained uncultivated despite their geographical proximity, said singers, linguists, business leaders and distinguished persons of two countries.
They enjoyed a music show, organized by the India Bangladesh Friendship Club-Dhaka, at the Hotel Sarina in the city on Saturday. Indian singers, Sumana Niyogi and Shormistha Ghosh, were lead performers at the event.
In his speech to the audience there, president of the club, Md. Nasir Uddin said, “People of Bangladesh and India taste the same or similar foods, love the same or similar songs, and in many other ways of lifestyles and cultural exercises they are relatives, so no third party can beat them in relationship.
Dr. Punam Gupta, an India language expert and Hindi Language chair at the Institute of Modern Language in the University of Dhaka, said cultural proximity is the major and unique strength in Indo-Bangla relationships and this is the strongest force for keeping people-to-people relationships vibrant.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Masud Uddin Chowdhury, MP, sponsor of the event and Chairman of Universal LP Gas, Shahjahan Shaju, former President of the Bangladesh Merchant Banks Association, Mohammad A Hafiz and President of the Conference and Events Management Services, Mehrun N Islam also spoke at the event.