Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Chandpur on Friday and attended a number of events there.
The High Commissioner joined a luncheon meeting hosted by Dr. Dipu Moni, MP where he interacted with the local community.
He subsequently inaugurated two multi-storey buildings housing a student’s hostel, a charitable dispensary, and a library at the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Chandpur in the presence of Dr. Dipu Moni.
This will assist the local community, said the Indian High Commission in a press release.
He also visited Ayachak Ashram, Chandpur with Dr. Dipu Moni and interacted with the Ashram residents and devotees.
A humanitarian and religious institution helping the needy, poor and sick, Ayachak Ashram was founded by Akhandamandaleshwar Shri Shrimat Swami Swarupananda Paramhansa Deva, who was born in Puran Adalotpara, Chandpur.
The High Commissioner started his visit by attending the commissioning of the completed academic building, named ‘Mahatma Gandhi Bhaban’, at the Farakkabad Degree College, Chandpur.
The single-storey building with a provision for adding three additional floors has been built at a cost of Tk 1.08 crore and has been fully funded by the government of India.
This project was inaugurated by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her visit to Bangladesh in October 2017.
The building will contribute significantly towards the higher education of the rural community in Chandpur, said the High Commission.
The ceremony to commission the building was also attended by students and their parents, villagers, local leaders, Muktijoddhas etc.
Sujit Roy Nandi, Founder and Chairman of the Farakkabad Degree College, and Md. Hasan Khan, Principal, Farakkabad Degree College were also present.
The visit ended with dinner hosted by Minister of Disaster Management and Relief of Bangladesh, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya.
The High Commissioner also addressed a large gathering and interacted with a cross-section of the local community during the reception and exchanged views on socio-economic development in rural areas of Bangladesh.