Eastern Times, Dhaka, 26 March: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the bonding between Bangladesh and India is strong that no one can spoil it.
“I am glad to see that our nations are interlinked and work in cooperation at multiple levels. Our bond is so strong that no one can spoil our relations,” he said while addressing the grand celebrations of the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence at the National Parade Square in Dhaka.
Narendra Modi also mentioned that this year, that marks the 50 years of the liberation and Independence of Bangladesh, as well as the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marks a significant milestone for both Bangladesh and India.
President Md Abdul Hamid attended the celebration as the chief guest while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over it.
A special flight carrying Narendra Modi landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 10:30am. He is visiting Bangladesh on a two-day state visit to attend the twin mega celebrations.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received her Indian counterpart at the airport and the Indian Prime Minister was given 19 Gun salutes and the Guard of Honour at the airport.
In the evening, Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the ‘Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum’ jointly with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. He will attend a state banquet arranged in his honor by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
In the morning of the second day of his visit on Saturday, Narendra Modi will visit the Mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj to pay homage to Bangabandhu.
He is scheduled to visit the Orakandi temple in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj and the Jessoreswari Devi Temple at Ishwaripur under Shyamnagar in Satkhira district.
In the afternoon, he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office. At the same time, in the presence of the prime ministers of the two countries, various MoUs will be inked and a number of projects inaugurated virtually.
Later, the Indian premier will meet President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
Narendra Modi will leave Dhaka for New Delhi in the evening on 27 March.