News Center -TDO- Bangladesh Mango Festival promotional meeting was held at Ankara HiltonSA Hotel, hosted by Mosud Mannan, Bangladesh's Ambassador to Ankara.
In addition to Ambassador Mosud Mannan, Ankara HiltonSA General Manager Cemal Hoşgül, Ankara HiltonSa Food and Beverage Manager Cenan Balcı, members of the press and guests attended the meeting.
Ankara HiltonSA General Manager Cemal Hoşgül, who made the opening speech of the meeting, thanked the guests for their participation and said that as Ankara HiltonSA, they were very excited to organize the "Bangladesh Mango Festival".
Ambassador Mannan, in his speech here, said, “First of all, please allow me to extend my warm welcome to all of you for coming to such a special gathering. I am very happy to welcome you to the Press Briefing on a 3-day event “Mango Weekend” organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh with the support of Ankara HiltonSA Hotel. We were planning this event for the last one year however, we had to wait for the mango season in Bangladesh. I am thankful to the chefs of HiltonSA Hotel for preparing different and exquisite mango dishes which can give a real taste of Bangladeshi mango to you. The King among Fruit is thriving very well in Bangladesh, thanks to the modern methods of horticulture that are used to nurture the mango trees. Mangoes grow widely all over Bangladesh and there are innumerable varieties to charm the experts. Each variety has its own admirers. Some of the better mangoes are the superior grafted varieties whereas the local or Deshi aam is grown from seedlings.The main mango growing regions are around Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Nawabganj, and Dinajpur. The better varieties of mangoes have exotic names like Fazlee, Langda, Gopalbogh, Himsagar, Khirsapat, Ashhwina, Khisanbogh, Kuapahadi, Lata Bombai, Foria, Bombai, Kohitoor, Laksmanbhog, Mohanbhog, Misribhog etc. Fazli, Lengra, Gopalbhog and Khisrapat are considered to be the premier varieties.Amrapali Mango was specially developed in 1978 by Indian researchers crossing between Doshohari & Nilam variety of mangoes.This year Bangladesh is celebrating the 51st anniversary of its Independence and the celebrations of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman continued till the end of March 2022. Türkiye will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic next year. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is like Kemal Atatürk of Türkiye. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the greatest Bengali of all time. Under Bangabandhu's undisputed leadership and with the blood of 3 million Bengalis in nine months the Independence was achieved in 1971.Türkiye-Bangladesh friendship goes back to thousands of years and the two peoples hold fraternal friendliness. We have commonalities in religion, language, and cuisine.
After the speeches, 'Sticky paneer mango naans with herby yoghurt' (Cheese mango naans, spicy yogurt) and 'Mango sorbet' prepared by Ankara HiltonSA Executive Chef Yiğit Alpar were served to the guests.
Mango Festival will be served as an a la carte menu at Ankara HiltonSA Greenhouse Restaurant on 1-3 July, between 19.00-22.30.