|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 21:32:56|
Reunion turns human sea of love on Panchagar border
The Amarkhana border in Bangladesh’s Panchagar district turned into a human sea of love, affection and emotion on Friday in the wake of a reunion of the Bangalee relatives living in both Bangladesh and West Bengal of India.
The 5-kilometer long Amarkhana border between the boundary pillars 743, 744 and 745 turned into joyous when the blood-bonded Bangalees from either side met relatives from across barbed-wire fences on the eve of Pahela Baishakh.
As per initiatives taken by local people of either side and with assistance of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India, the 'Human Milan Mela' (reunion) was arranged on 'Pahela Baishakh' there like in the previous years, official sources said.
Around 0.2 million (two lakh) Bangalees of all ages from both countries stood alongside the barbed-wire fences from 10 am to 4 pm, exchanged well-wishes, greetings, presentations and came to know whereabouts of each- other, according to BSS.