UNB:  Bangladesh will soon start working on restoring and preserving the historic Panam City based on a report to be submitted by Indian research team.
“An Indian research team visited Panam City and we’re waiting for their report,” State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid said during his meeting with outgoing Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das yesterday, reports Daily Sun. .
 Significant issues between the two neighbours, including cooperation for the preservation of archaeologically significant monuments and improving the cultural relationship, were discussed in the meeting at his secretariat office.
 Khalid sought India’s technical assistance to rebuild and regain historical architectures including museums and monuments.
Riva Ganguly assured that India is ready to provide all necessary assistance through conducting training, seminars, workshops etc and these can be virtually arranged during the pandemic.
Experts on the research team have opined that the restoration of Panam City should be crafted with proper utilisation of local elements, she informed the State Minister.
“Bangladesh and India are part of history and culture. Some 11,000 Indian soldiers received martyrdom during our Liberation War in 1971. Remembering those Indian martyrs and their historic involvement in the war, Bangladesh is building a cenotaph heading towards the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence,” Khalid said.