India News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made his visit to Bangladesh. This official visit was the first one PM Modi took ever since the pandemic set in a year ago. PM Modi landed at Dhaka and was received by Bangladesh Premiere Sheik Hasina. The official visit will last for next two days and his primarily there to celebrate Bangladesh’s National Day.
PM Modi is in Bangladesh to celebrate the Nation’s liberation from Pakistan as its 50th anniversary and to observe the centenary year of Bangladesh’s founding father, former President and the father of Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Upon his arrival at Bangladesh, PM Modi immediately paid visit to the National Martyr’s Memorial at Savar.
There he paid his tributes to the soldiers who fought in Liberation War of East Pakistan. From there he tweeted: “The courage of those who took part in the Liberation War of Bangladesh motivates many.” PM Modi stood there as Army Bugles played the Last Post song and went on to plant the Arjuna Tree as a tribute to the fallen soldiers.
PM Modi later in afternoon addressed the main function of the day at Dhaka’s Parade Ground, he thanked the President Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina for inviting him to take part in such an important occasion of the country. PM Modi even went on to meet the opposition political leaders of Nation to discuss important issues with them.
PM Modi before his departure, he expressed his excitement and happiness over his foreign visit after a long time in a while since the pandemic set in. He also said Bangladesh is a friendly neighborhood Nation with whom India shares significant cultural, linguistic and social ties. He tweeted that Bangladesh is an important pillar of Neighborhood First India’s policy.
Bangladesh’s daily English language newspaper The Daily Star published an article written by PM Modi on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In that article, PM Modi wished that Mujibur Rahman was not assassinated back then so that the Nation would have been different altogether now and bilateral relations between countries would have been advanced by now.
He quoted an example mentioning the Land Boundary Agreement signed in 2015 recently, but if he had been alive this could have been done earlier. He also wrote “We could have built a closely integrated economic region, with deeply interlinked value-chains spanning food processing to light industry, electronics and technology products to advanced materials.”
Tomorrow PM Modi is set visit and offer prayers Jashoreshwari Kali Temple at Shyamnagar Upazila, 300 kms South West of Dhaka.