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Tajul: Swadhinata Sarak will serve as bridge of friendship between Bangladesh, India

  • Published at 07:54 pm March 20th, 2021
LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam
File photo of LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam Dhaka Tribune

'Swadhinata Sarak bears the memories and a journey towards the history of the Liberation War'

Minister for Local Government, Rural Development, and Cooperatives Mohammad Tajul Islam on Saturday said that the historic Swadhinata Sarak in Mujibnagar will play the role of a bridge of friendship between Bangladesh and India.

“We have built the road on our part. The Indian government will build the road on the Indian side. Once built, it will give the friendship of the two countries a new dimension,” said the minister.

He made the remarks while inspecting the construction work of Swadhinata Sarak in Mujibnagar of Meherpur in Kushtia, said a press release.

“This village road is a witness to one of the greatest histories of the Liberation War. For the swearing-in ceremony of the first government of Bangladesh, great leaders and a number of foreign journalists crossed the road. The road bears their memories and a journey towards history,” Tajul added.

The minister also mentioned that on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh, the road is being paved with great importance.

“It is a matter of great pride for us that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be coming to join our celebrations on the occasion of golden jubilee of independence.”

Tajul paid deep respect to the Indian government for their cooperation with Bangladeshis in the great war of liberation, the release added.

Later, after being given a guard of honour, the minister paid homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Mujibnagar Memorial. 

He also visited the Swaraswati canal.

Among others, State Minister for Public Administration and Member of Parliament for Meherpur-1 constituency Farhad Hossain, local politicians, LGED Chief Engineer Abdur Rashid Khan, Deputy Commissioner Dr Mohammad Munsur Alam Khan and Additional Superintendent of Police Jamirul Islam were present during his visit.

According to the release, under the supervision of LGED, the construction and renovation of the Swadhinata Sarak have been done from Amrakanan to Bangladesh at a cost of Tk1.04 crore.