DHAKA: A number of world leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and heads of state and authorities from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, are set to go to Bangladesh later this month to take part within the grand celebrations to mark the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence from Pakistan.
The golden jubilee celebrations to be held from March 17-27 to mark the nation’s independence from Pakistan after the 1971 Liberation Struggle additionally coincides with the beginning centenary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Prime Minister Modi and 4 heads of state and authorities from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives shall be among the many distinguished overseas friends to affix the celebrations beneath separate schedules, Bangladesh authorities’s principal info officer Surath Kumar Sarkar advised PTI.
Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would be the first high overseas dignitary to reach on a three-day tour on March 17, adopted by Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who will arrive on March 19 on a two-day tour. Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari shall be in Dhaka on a two-day tour from March 22 whereas Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering shall be within the nation from March 24 to March 25.
Prime Minister Modi will arrive on March 26 on a two-day go to and can be part of the principle Independence Day celebrations that additionally marks 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations.
The overseas heads of state and authorities will be part of individually some an identical programmes as a part of the celebrations whereas Modi’s go to can be an prolonged one which might take him to 3 locations outdoors Dhaka, Sarkar stated.
The overseas dignitaries can even go to Bangabandhu Museum to mark the beginning centenary of the Father of the Nation.
The museum was truly the personal residence of the nation’s founder the place he was killed in a 1975 coup together with most of his members of the family whereas his elder daughter incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her youthful sister Sheikh Rehana survived the carnage.
They have been on a quick tour in Germany on the time of the putsch which additionally killed Bangladesh founder’s 10-year youngster Sheikh Russell.
In response to the schedule, the world leaders would go to the nationwide memorial on the outskirts of the capital to pay homage to the Independence martyrs of 1971 Liberation Struggle, watch particular navy parades, be part of state banquets and go to the Bangabandhu Museum.
“However the Indian premier can even go to Bangabandhu shrine at (his village house) in Tungipara and two Hindu temples outdoors Dhaka,” Sarkar stated.
The temples are locations of worship of notably the Matua neighborhood, a big a part of them being residents of India’s West Bengal state.
Bangladesh had initially deliberate grand celebrations for the fiftieth years of Independence and Bangabandhu’s beginning centenary however the coronavirus pandemic pressured the nation to revise the plan on well being grounds.
Exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar, who visited Bangladesh early this month, had stated that Prime Minister Modi’s go to to Dhaka shall be a “very memorable” one, as he described India’s strategic ties with Bangladesh as a very “360 diploma partnership”.
Jaishankar who additionally held complete discussions together with his Bangladeshi counterpart A Okay Abdul Momen stated Bangladesh was central to India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ coverage and more and more related to the nation’s ‘Act East Coverage’.
On March 9, Hasina throughout an internet occasion for the inauguration of the Maitri Setu bridge connecting Tripura with Bangladesh had recalled India’s function in Bangladesh’s Liberation Struggle.
“Fifty years in the past, in 1971, India opened up its border for Bangladesh’s individuals to assist their freedom wrestle. At this time, we’re constructing a affluent area collectively,” she stated.
The 1.9-km Maitri Setu has been constructed over the Feni river that flows between Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh, and it connects Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
Modi stated the bridge will give an impetus to the financial alternative in Bangladesh moreover the northeastern area and thanked Dhaka for the cooperation within the completion of the mission.
Modi stated the connectivity will not be solely strengthening the friendship between India and Bangladesh but in addition proving to be a robust hyperlink of enterprise.