Special wristwatches made in honour of Bangabandhu
Published: 16:12 17 November 2020 Updated: 10:54 28 January 2021
Indian High Commission made a special edition of wristwatch in honour of Bangabandhu
The Indian High Commission in Dhaka has made a special edition of wristwatch in honour of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
Bangabandhu’s portrait and signature have been inscribed on the dials of the watches.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday unveiled the three types of special edition of wristwatches at his secretariat office in Dhaka. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami was present on the occasion.
Later, at a press conference, Quader said relations between Bangladesh and India are time-tested.
Dubbing Bangabandhu and Indira Gandhi as the flame of light in the relations between the two neighbouring countries, the minister said the ties still remain radiant during the tenures of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
He said the two heads of government are working together in common socioeconomic, cultural and other issues.
Bridge of trust and friendship has been built now breaking the wall of mistrust and suspicion that was created in the post-1975 period, he added.
Mentioning that there has been progressed in Teesta water sharing issue, Quader said many unsettled issues between the two next-door neighbours have already been resolved through discussion.
The Indian high commissioner said though Bangabandhu is the father of the nation of Bangladesh, he is a hero to the Indian people too.
Recalling Bangabandhu’s visit to India before his return to Bangladesh in 1972 after the country’s independence, he said the people of India had expressed deep love and extended warm greetings to Bangabandhu on the occasion.