By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, March 09, 2018:
Bangladesh President, Md. Abdul Hamid today visited Balat village in East Khasi Hill to relive his memories during the Liberation War against Pakistan 47 years back.
The Bangladesh President had set up camp for Bangladeshi youths at Balat village while taking part in the Liberation War.
“It was an emotional experience for me to visit the village which I had set up a camp during the war,” Md Hamid said while adding that the Liberation War was a tough and difficult time.
“We organized Mukti Bahinins in Meghalaya in places near the Indo Bangla border around Shillong/Tura. I travelled extensively to these places Shillong and Tura organizing the Mukti Bahinis,” Hamid said.
The Bangladesh President also said that there are many burial sites of the Mukti Bahinins in Balat but could not visit these places due to his tight schedule.
In the evening, Hamid paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Rilbong during his visit to Shillong on Friday.
Speaking to media persons in the city, Hamid said, “Tagore is the only man who composed the National Anthem of three nations India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. That is why I have come to visit Brookside bungalow.”
The Bangladesh President also said that India-Bangladesh relations is deep rooted and India has always helped Bangladesh in difficult times.
“India provided food and shelter to the Mukti Bahinins and helped us in the war of liberation,” Hamid reminiscence.
The first lady of Bangladesh, Rashida Khanam, and other relatives will also accompanied him.