From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Aug 31: In a bid to strengthen communication, means of transport, educatiol, business and diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh, a semir on ‘The scope of business, travels, education and rural technology application in Bangladesh’, organized by Saraswat, a socio-cultural organization, was held in the conference hall of Banga Bhawan at A K Chanda road of Silchar on Wednesday. Addressing the august assembly, chief-guest, Kaji Muntashir Murshad, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh, said, “We are planning to take 30 jourlists from this region to visit, stay and move across the country of Bangladesh and discover its beauty and charm. Some people entertain a misconception that Bangladesh is still a backward country devoid of any scientific and technical advancement.”
Speaking in a lighter vein, Kaji Muntashir Murshad said, “I wonder how people believe that around 3000 intruders enter India from Bangladesh daily. Such reports have indeed shocked us. Had it been the case, our country would have been depopulated by now.” He laid stress on setting up many small scale business initiatives which will benefit both the countries in near future. “The journey of this diplomatic mission began on March 24. We want to facilitate business and connectivity in all respects. Out of the business transaction worth Rs.6.6 billion done between the two countries, Bangladesh’s contribution is insignificant which implies the trade deficit of our country.”
The Assistant High Commissioner also spoke at length about the business scerio in Bangladesh. “Around 4 million women are working in garment industry in our country. After Chi, Bangladesh is the largest garment producer in the world. But how long this should continue? For running a garment industry, one has to keep a large section of people under-educated because the educated ones will never join it. We want to explore new horizons in the field of business,” he added. A number of persons present in the semir suggested development of road connectivity, bus services and other issues that can strengthen the bond between these two countries.