TURA, April 24 - Justice Obaidul Hassan of Bangladesh Supreme Court, who was on a tour of Garo Hills, stated that he was impressed by the beauty and greenery of Garo Hills.
Hussain was sheltered at a relief camp during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh at Moheskhola in South Garo Hills.
�I was 12 years old during the Liberation War. My father was in-charge of a relief camp at Moheskhola. We stayed at the relief camp for several days. I decided to visit Moheskhola purely for tourism purposes as it is linked to my past and my family�, said Hassan during a chat.
Hassan visited Moheskhola along with his younger brother Saiful Hassan, who heads a telecom firm in Bangladesh and was a toddler during the Liberation War.
Hassan�s father late Akhlaque Hossain Ahmed was one of the signatories of the constitution of People�s Republic of Bangladesh. He hailed from Netrakona village in Bangladesh, close to Rongara-Moheskhola area of South Garo Hills.
�We were at Moheskhola and Baghmara for two days. The nature is at its best here. However, the road connectivity is poor. I believe that if communication network is improved, there will be a boost in tourism from Bangladesh to Garo Hills�, Hassan remarked.
He said that he had visited several parts of India earlier and had visited Shillong a few years ago. Hassan and his brother had reached Tura on the evening of April 17. They returned to Dhaka via Garo Hills April 19. There are several entry points to Bangladesh from Garo Hills.
They met the district administration officials at Tura including Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi during their stay.