Industry Desk: The inauguration of “Bangabandhu Media Centre” at Press Club of India (PCI) and other relevant preoccupations of Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud have attracted huge media attention in India.
Most of the national dailies, TV channels and online portals carried reports on opening of the “Bangabandhu Media Centre,” first of its kind outside Bangladesh, prominently while India’s state-run TV channel ‘Doordarshan’, All India Radio, Republic TV and private ANI telecast the programme live from the club.
The popular NDTV also telecast a report on the event inaugurated by Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Monday in presence of eminent journalists and dignitaries.
Besides, Times of India, Hindustan Times, the Hindu, PTI, Millennium Post and AnadabazarPatrikapublished reports highlighting special focus on the event that took place after 63 years of history of Press Club of India having nearly 4,300 members.
Different online portals from Delhi and others Indian state also ran stories on the opening ceremony while Hindi and Urdu languages newspapers also published reports on the event.
The media centre having modern digital facilities was established at PCI with the support of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi in honour of the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bengali of all times.
“The inauguration of a media centre after the name of Bangaabandhu has attracted media attention as he (Bangabandhu) is equally popular both in Bangladesh and India for his struggle for distressed humanity,” said Gautam Lahiri, former PCI President.
Besides, the visit of a senior minister of Bangladesh in the pandemic was also created media attraction as it is the first high-level meeting of any minister from Bangladesh to India after Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March 26-27, he added.
Apart from opening “Bangabandhu Media Centre”, Hasan Mahmud also called on his Indian counterpart Anurag Singh Thakur and Indian Minister for External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar.
Secretary to the Indian Ministry of external Affairs Harsh Vardhan Shringla also former Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh called on the Bangladesh minister.
Hasan Mahmud also a joint secretary of Bangladesh Awami League arrived here on Sunday evening on a three-day official visit. The next day, he started his day’s programmes by placing wreaths at the Samadhhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
He also attended a book launching ceremony organsied by Indian Council of World Affairs here last evening as the chief guest. The book titled “Bangladesh War Commentary” was written by U. L Baruah on the War of Independence of Bangladesh.
Besides, he interacted media fraternity in India at Bangladesh mission and gave an interview with the state-run TV “Doordarshan”. He left New Delhi this evening for Dhaka.
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