Shillong, Oct 3: Twenty six students of a school run by Bangladesh Border Guard (BBG) knew India as a land of diversity. They eventually discovered Shillong (Meghalya) as an indispensable place with all its cultural, social and ethnic bonds that any Bangladeshis will enliven.
“India is a must visit place”, said Fatima, a student of the team, even as she described her 20-hour stay in Shillong as marvelous.
“I am not talking about this place alone. We also admire the diverse culture, religion, hospitality and values of the region”, Fatima said even as she was joined by her schoolmates to see the joyous things of India that they have heard but never discovered.
The BGB school students along with a charismatic teacher led from the front in displaying the historical and cultural aspects of their own country—— with an aesthetic display of the bondages of people from both countries. There was a display against Pakistan’s irratiol imposition of ideas in the world of ratiolism. They were virtually awe with the courtesy, with a hope that they would share with their mates in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh school children arrived at ICP Dawki on Sunday and visited Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong and root bridge on the auspicious occasion of birth day celebrations of “our father of tion”.
After enjoying the scenic beauty tural sites, the Bangladesh school children reached Shillong with lots of memories and enthusiasm to know more about the “abode of clouds”, Meghalaya.
On the second day of their visit, the Bangladesh school children interacted with the students and the teachers of BSF Senior Secondary School. They made several queries about the education system and were seen happy in the company of each other. Lt Col Md Akhtar Iqbal, AFWC, PSC, expressed his sincere thanks to all the audience present in the programme and he also said that the most important reason behind this enormous bonding between both the countries is “how India helped Bangladesh in 1971 War”.
Such programmes will not only bring the students close to each other but also enhance the understanding between both the tions in future. The electronic and print media also witnessed the programme and interacted with the Bangladesh school children.
The Bangladesh school children later visited Umiam lake, where they found themselves lost with the beauty of the lake surrounded by the hillocks. It was the first experience for most of the students visiting a hill station, as Bangladesh terrain is mostly plain.
The visitors also had a glance of NEPA while having a round of the Academy.
BSF PRO SK Singh said that the student from here will visit Bangladesh for similar purpose.This is the first school interaction programme within the eastern sector of the sub-continent.