An International Conference on Bangladesh-India Policy Landscape with Special Focus on Emerging Technologies held at Dhaka International University (DIU) permanent campus on 7 March Saturday. DIU organized the conference in association with MTC Global & Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology Bangalore and Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women, Tamil Nadu, India. Professor Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister was present as the Chief Guest at inaugural session while A K M Rahmatullah, MP, Dhaka-11 and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology graced the occasion as special guest. Professor Gowher Rizvi remarked that Bangladesh and India have historic relationship and under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina’s government, the friendship is pick now. Obviously there are some mutual unresolved issues, he added. Professor Rizvi hoped that these issues including the Teesta water sharing will be resolved soon. AKM Rahmatullah appreciated DIU to organize this timely conference on historic 7 March as on the day, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered a strongest speech against the then Pakistani government and which signified the subsequent liberation war against Pakistan.
Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary, MP; Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), DIU; Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, Prime Asia University, Professor Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Director, Centre of Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka; Prof. Md. Shah Alam, Department of AIS, University of Rajshahi delivered speech among others.
Dr. Sultan Mahmud Bhuiyan, Director, SPQA, UGC and Prof. Dr. Ganesh Chandra Saha chaired two paper presentation sessions where DIU faculty and international delegates presented papers on Bangladesh-India policy and relationship. The programme was conducted by Raisul Islam Sourav, Additional Director, IQAC while Prof. Dr. Serajul Islam Prodhan, Director, IQAC delivered the welcome speech. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. K M Mohsin, Vice Chancellor, DIU and Dr. S Q Patwari, Vice-chairman, BoT, DIU gave the Vote of Thanks.
A colorful cultural event also held after the conference. About 1500 speakers, delegates, academics, researchers, scholars, officials and students participated the event.