A new cultural centre of the High Commission of India was inaugurated by the External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar in Dhaka on Thursday. It is the second cultural centre of the High Commission of India after the Dhanmondi centre at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Dhaka. The new cultural centre has facilities for conducting short term courses on Indian art forms and holding cultural programmes and art-exhibitions.
Inaugurating the cultural centre at the old India House Building Dr. Jaishankar said that the new centre will act as a centre of energy for the unique relations between India and Bangladesh. He said that the shared cultural heritage of the two countries is the strength of their partnership.
Commending the opening of the second cultural centre, Dr. Jaishankar said that Dhaka is among the few cities in the world that hosts more than one Indian cultural centre.
High Commissioner of India Vikram Doraiswami and a number of cultural personalities and dignitaries from Bangladesh including Asaduzzaman Noor MP, Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and Sarwar Ali were present on the occasion.