Jagannathpur Correspondent Shottobani
Jagannathpur: An 11-member UK delegation, including three British MPs, went to Jagannathpur Art School, the only Fine Arts center in the Sunamganj district.
On Friday (November 10th) a discussion meeting was chaired by Pranab Banik, the principal of the school, and organized by Journalist, Aminul Haque Oyes, a former teacher of Jagannathpur Art School.
British MP Lucy Powell, Sabana Mahmud, Jeff Smith, Councilor Lutfur Rahman, Raja Mia MBE, Moinul Amin Bulbul as well as the Officer-in-Charge of Jagannathpur Police Station Harunur Rashid Chowdhury spoke in this meeting.
Members of the delegation included British Councilor Abid Sohan, Bates Sheikh, Ali Ilias, Mansob Ali MBE, Moinul Amin Bulbul, Community Leader – Surabur Rahman, Joint secretary of the Upazila Awami League – Lutfur Rahman, President of the municipal Awami League – Abdul Ahad, local ward councilor – Gias Uddin and local media workers were also present.
After the meeting, the students and teachers of Jagannathpur Art School gave crests to every member of the delegation.
During the speech, British MP Jeff Smith said that Bangladeshis living in Britain are performing their respective duties with goodwill, contributing to Britain’s socio-economic development.
Many expatriates of Jagannathpur are serving in the political, social, economic and administrative areas of Britain.
Another British MP Lucy Powell said, “This is the first time I came to Bangladesh” Bangladesh is a potentially prosperous country, and the people here are very hospitable.”
She said, “I was particularly impressed by the quality of the little children’s artwork, outlining the beauty of Bangladesh.”
Another British MP Sabana Mahmud said, “It’s good to see the children’s wonderful artwork. I am very happy to have seen them. The people of Bangladesh are very easy to talk to. There is a very good relationship between Bangladesh and Britain.”