Japan will extend all possible cooperation to Bangladesh on the basis of humanity
Dhaka, March 26: Osamu Hayakawa, son of Takashi Hayakawa, a Japanese friend of Bangladesh, said that as an Asian country, Japan would extend all possible cooperation to Bangladesh on the basis of humanity. He said that as an Asian country, Japan would extend all possible cooperation to Bangladesh on the basis of humanity for the purpose of building the 'Golden Bengal' that Rabindranath had spoken of.
He said this while addressing a function organized at the National Parade Ground on Thursday on the ninth day of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the tenth day of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh.
Osamu said, "On March 14, 1972, when my father visited the newly independent Bangladesh as a special envoy of the Japanese government, I was part of a delegation led by my father. My father was also very overwhelmed and emotional. In the next few days after independence, Bangabandhu invited us to his office in spite of his busy schedule. When he met his father, he hugged him sincerely. "
Osamu added, "We saw that Bangabandhu was always bright and warm-hearted even though he was forced to spend half of his life dedicated to the country's independence. After congratulating his father (Takashi) on Bangladesh's independence, they sat down for a discussion Didn't want to end. "
"During this meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman said that the construction of the bridge over the Jamuna River, which divides Bangladesh into East and West, should be done by Japan," he said. That bridge will be a symbol of friendship between Bangladesh and Japan. "
"During this visit, we had the opportunity to visit Bangladesh. The scars of the just-ended war were everywhere. Dad was shocked to witness the unimaginable devastation," he said.
He added, "During his visit to Japan as a state guest in October 1973, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his party also visited Wakaiyama, the original home of the Hawa Kawa family." The picture was taken at that time. He wanted to show the Japanese a simple and unpretentious life. "
Osamu said, "After returning to the country, Bangabandhu presented the head of a Royal Bengal Tiger to his father as a token of friendship (show picture of Royal Bengal). It was kept in our house for a long time even after his father's death."