Addressing delegation members, the President said that he was glad to have the opportunity to welcome the budding minds and aspiring persons from Bangladesh who were looking forward to make their country develop and occupy its rightful place in the comity of nations. The President said that he deeply appreciated that the youth had the vision and dream which they wished to achieve for their country. This motivating force would take them to success.
He said that India and Bangladesh are both part of the Indian sub-continent. Both the nations have a shared history, cultural and linguistic ties. He stated that as the President of India, his first visit abroad was to Bangladesh in 2013. He has always cherished his deep connection with Bangladesh.
The High Commission of India in Dhaka in co-ordination with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Government of Bangladesh organizes the visit of Bangladeshi Youth Delegation to India every year since 2012. The exchange programme involves interaction with local youth, visits to tourist and cultural sites and introduction to economic and social activities.