Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran on Sunday said youths could be the bridges of understanding between India and Bangladesh overcoming all the challenges ahead.
The envoy made the remark at a pre-departure interaction with the members of a hundred-member youth delegation of Bangladesh at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre which will visit India from Monday.
Well known cricketer Shakib Al Hasan and film personality Jaya Ahsan were also present.
Saran said the tour would be productive and different than any individual trip as it will bring opportunity to interact with Indian youths and academic as well as professional background in a two-way exchange of building bridges of understanding.
The hundred-member Bangladesh youth delegation will leave here for India Monday on an eight-day visit as part of an initiative to further strengthen people-to-people contacts and exchanges between India and Bangladesh.
This is the second team which will be visiting India under a programme organised in association with the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Members of the delegation are young men and women drawn from diverse institutions of Bangladesh and include doctors, engineers, management graduates, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists, musicians and students, said a media release.
The youth delegation will visit New Delhi as well as Agra, Bengaluru and Mysore.
They will see prominent cultural and historical sites in India apart from holding interactions in educational, business, IT and technological institutions of India. They are also expected to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
The visit of the first hundred-member Bangladesh Youth Delegation to India took place from October 6-13, 2012.