Bapu-Bangabandhu exhibition: Tracing histories of fathers of India, Bangladesh
The Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition is part of events marking the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh, and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh.
Their struggle and conviction led to the liberation of their countries and the exhibition tells the story of their resilience and unflinching spirit.
The exhibition is currently on display at the Vigyan Bhavan and will be taken to different locations in Bangladesh and India and the UN before culminating in Kolkata in 2022.
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP President JP Nadda addressed social workers in Varanasi on February 28. Highlighting path breaking reforms brought by centre government, JP Nadda spoke about the abolishment of triple talaq. He said that Islamic nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria don't have triple talaq but it used to exist in India. "And we used to hail ourselves as progressive," he added. JP Nadda further said that it was PM Modi who ended torture on Muslim sisters and abolished triple talaq.
For the very first time, a contingent from the Bangladesh Armed forces will participate in the Republic Day parade in India. A 122 member strong contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces is in India and will join the celebrations on the 26th of February, 2021. 2021 is very special for us because we are celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It's also the 50th year of our independence. So, from this point of view, participating in 72nd Republic Day parade, is very exciting,’ the leader of the Bangladeshi contingent said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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For the first time, a 122-member strong contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces will participate in India's Republic Day celebrations in Delhi on January 26, informed Bangladesh Army Col Mohatsim Haider Chaudhary in an exclusive interview with ANI on Jan 25. He said, "We've been here since 12th Jan. We are a total of 122 people and are here to participate in 72nd Republic Day parade. We have 2 contingents - a marching contingent, comprising Army, Navy and Air Force Personnel, and a band contingent." "2021 is very special for us because we are celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It's also the 50th year of our independence. So, from this point of view, participating in 72nd Republic Day parade, is very exciting. Great responsibility is assigned to us to have a good show. Men with me are excited to participate in R-Day parade," he added.
The Border Security Force's (BSF) Maitri cycle rally, which started from the Paniter Border Outpost (BOP) near Basirhat in North 24 Parganas on January 10, reached the Fulbari Indo-Bangladesh border outpost on January 24. The rally was welcomed by the BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officers with their families along with the local villagers. It was organised by 51st battalion of BSF in the memory of birth centenary of Bangabandhu. Speaking to ANI, IG of North Bengal Frontier in BSF, Sunil Kumar said, "It started from South Bengal frontier and will cover a distance of 4,090 km."
Farmer leaders and representatives held a meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and other ministers over farm laws. The meeting was held at Vigyan Bhawan. This is the 11th round of meeting between farmer leaders and Centre. In 10th round of meeting on January 20, Centre proposed to suspend the farm laws for one and a half years. Farmers are firm on their demand for a complete repeal of the farm laws.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and Central government over the three farm laws concluded at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. General secretary of All India Kisan Sabha Hannan Mollah, said, "Government said that it is ready to file an affidavit in the court to the effect that it would put the implementation of the laws on hold for one and half a year. They also said that a committee would be formed on MSP and the laws and they would implement the recommendations of the committee. We'll hold a meeting tomorrow and take a decision on the proposal." He also said, "We asked government to withdraw the fake cases registered by NIA against farmers. In response, government said they are looking into the matter and asked us to provide the names of leaders against whom new cases, if any, have been registered." The next round of the meeting will take place on January 22. The farmers are protesting against new farm laws since November 26, 2020 at Delhi borders.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and the Centre over the three farm laws began at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal attended the meeting. They held several rounds of talks which remained inconclusive. Farmers are agitating against the new farm laws over past months. They are adamant to repeal the farm laws and provide legal assistance on MSP.
Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who recently joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata, on March 03 said she wants to work on ground for the betterment of West Bengal, and also work for BJP's 'Sonar Bangla' ahead of state assembly elections. He said, "I have been working on screen for many years and people have given me a lot of love. I want to work with the people on ground and do something for West Bengal."
Bidhannagar Mayor-in-Council Debasish Jana and three Trinamool Congress (TMC) councillors from Asansol joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in Kolkata ahead of the forthcoming Assembly polls in West Bengal. The four TMC leaders were inducted into BJP in presence of the party's state president Dilip Ghosh. The developments come a day after TMC leader and former Asansol Mayor Jitendra Tiwari on Tuesday joined the BJP at a public meeting in Hooghly. Watch the full video for more details.
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While speaking to media in Kolkata on March 02, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh spoke ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls. Ghosh said, "Core Committee discussed candidates for Phase 1 and 2 polls. It will be declared soon. We also reviewed the upcoming election rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Yogi Adityanath in the state."
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Statue in Hazratganj, on his 73rd death anniversary on January 30. Bapu, the man who led India to freedom..