BY TC News Desk
Agartala, September 01, 2023: A 17-member delegation of journalists from the National Press Club Dhaka, Bangladesh, arrived in Agartala on Friday for a four-day tour, at the invitation of the Agartala Press Club. They were received at the Agartala-Akhaura International Integrated Land Port by the office-bearers of the Agartala Press Club, and later given a reception at the club premises. The journalists of the two countries also celebrated the Raksha bandhan festival, tying rakhis to each other.
The President of the Bangladesh National Press Club, Farida Yasmin, said that there was a “soul bond” between the two press clubs, and that they would exchange views and experiences as representatives of the people of the two countries. She said that a “new horizon” would open up through this visit. The General Secretary of the Bangladesh National Press Club, Shyamal Datta, said that Agartala had played a “historic role” during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and that Bangladesh was grateful for that. He also invited the journalists of the Agartala Press Club to visit Dhaka.
The President of the Agartala Press Club, Jayanta Bhattacharya, said that Agartala had a “vital relationship” with Bangladesh, and that this relationship would become stronger through such visits. He said that the discussion organized by the journalists of the two countries was a platform for the development of relations and exchange of views in the future.
The second day of the tour will feature a friendly cricket match between the two press clubs, which will be inaugurated by state cabinet member Sudhangshu Das. The match will start at 9:30 am at Dr. BR Ambedkar school grounds in Narsingarh. The third day of the tour will include visits to various tourist attractions such as Maitri Udyan and Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary. The prize distribution ceremony for the cricket match will be held at the Agartala Press Club in the evening, in which state cabinet member Tinku Roy will be present. These efforts have been taken to strengthen the bond between the journalists of the two countries.
Pranab Sarkar, former General Secretary of Agartala Press Club, was also present at the welcoming and greeting session of the journalists.