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FFs visit Meghalaya marking liberation war's golden jubilee

Published : 09 May 2022 10:39 PM | Updated : 10 May 2022 01:07 PM

As part of the Golden Jubilee of Liberation War 1971 and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indian government is organizing a visit of 25-member Bangladesh delegation to the Indian State of Meghalaya from 9-12 May.

This delegation comprises of 18 valiant Freedom Fighters (Muktijoddha) who had trained in Meghalaya and fought the Liberation War in Sector 11, an Indian High Commission press release said on Monday.

Besides the FFs, the delegation also consists of Bangladeshis from other professions including journalist. During this visit, the Bangladesh delegation will interact with the leadership of Meghalaya government that includes governor and chief minister as well as other senior government officials.

The delegation is also scheduled to meet senior officers from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Border Security Force of India, who played a pivotal role in training the FFs and fought shoulder to shoulder in the just struggle for freedom. 

This visit will provide an opportunity for both the members of the Bangladesh delegation and the Indian hosts to relive the moments of 1971 War while deepening the strong people-to-people connect and bonhomie for each other. 

The visit of Bangladesh delegation comes at an important time as India honours its fallen brave-hearts as part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations and Bangladesh celebrates its 50 years of Independence. 

In the coming months, more visits and interactions are planned by Government of India as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.