Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina conferred the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student Scholarship at a function in New Delhi yesterday. The first ever Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student Scholarships was conferred on the direct descendants of soldiers, officers of Armed Forces of India who were martyred or critically wounded during the historic Liberation war of 1971.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who attended the function said, India-Bangladesh relations have taken great strides forward in ways that have not only shaped the contemporary but also the future trajectory of the partnership in mind. He said, the relationship between two countries are in many ways a continuation of the bonds that were forged in blood, fifty years ago. He said, today, as we remember that time, we honour the iconic symbol of the historic 1971 Liberation War, a statesman, who liberated from oppression, the spirit of a brave people and brought forth a nation. He added that for us in India, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is iconic- a man of action, courage and conviction. Dr Jaishanlar said, as a mark of respect to him, both countries have also commissioned a Biopic on him, which is nearing completion.