The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated at Dhaka in Bangladesh on Tuesday. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami hoisted the flag in the chancery premises. After the flag hoisting ceremony, the High Commissioner read out parts of the President’s address to the nation delivered on the eve of Republic Day.
Members of the Indian Community in Dhaka participated in the event. High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami interacted with the Indian community members who had gathered to celebrate the Republic Day.
Elaborate arrangements were made for maintaining health safety of the people gathered for the celebration. People wore masks and gloves and maintained social distancing in view of the continuing COVID 19 pandemic in the country.
Interacting with the media on the occasion, High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami said that India believes that both India and Bangladesh must progress together. That is why it provided the COVID 19 vaccine doses as gift as well as the commercial supply between the two countries to take place so quickly.
On the question about opening of the tourist visa from Bangladesh to India, the High Commissioner said that it depends upon the health situation. If health, situation permits, India would like to open it as soon as possible. However, no dates can be predicted as of now.
Republic Day was celebrated in other parts of Bangladesh also. Assistant High Commissions of India in Sylhet, Khulna and Chittagong celebrated the Republic Day with flag hoisting in the chancery premises.