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Learn from Bangladesh how to stand by distressed humanity: Priyanka

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24 May, 2018 20:03 PM



Learn from Bangladesh how to stand by distressed humanity: Priyanka

Ambassador and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban on Thursday. Photo: PMO

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Celebrated actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra today said the world should learn from Bangladesh how to respond to call of humanity as she met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after her visit to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar.

"The world should learn from Bangladesh," a premier's office spokesman quoted her as saying during the call on as she appreciating Dhaka's response to the call of distressed humanity.

PM's additional press secretary Nazrul Islam said the Bollywood celebrity particularly praised Sheikh Hasina for shouldering the burden of over a million forcibly displaced ethnic minority population of Myanmar during her courtesy call on at the premier's Gonobhaban residence this afternoon.

He said Chopra, who visited the Rohihya camps for the second time in months, shared her comparative experience of interacting with the children there saying over the months they visibly overcame the trauma of violence they witnessed at their homeland.

"Earlier, when I visited the Rohingya camps I asked the children to draw a picture . . . they drew pictures of arms, gunfire and mortar shell from roving helicopters," Chopra said.

But, she said, "As I told them to do the same this time they drew pictures of sun, animals and nature" which Chopra called a "testimony of their inside healing",

"And it was possible due to your motherly shelter and security," Chopra told the premier. 

PM's sister Sheikh Rehana and family members were present during the call on after her three-day visit to the Rohingya camps.


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