Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives Bangladesh tomorrow on a two-day state visit to attend the celebration programme of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. Modi’s visit is of special significance on the occasion of the golden jubilee of independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu as well as the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India friendship.
Upon arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on tomorrow morning, Narendra Modi will be receieved by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A red carpet will be rolled out at the airport to welcome him.
After the formalities at the airport, he is sheduled to go straight to the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar to pay tribute to the heroic martyrs of the Lliberation war of Bangladesh by placing a wreath. Shortly afterwards, he will visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In the afternoon Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will call on him at Hotel Sonargaon.
Later Indian Premier will join the celebration program marking birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence Day as Guest of Honor at the National Parade Square. President Md. Abdul Hamid will be present as the chief guest while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will preside over.
In the evening, the 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 the visit, 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 in Shyamnagar at Satkhira.
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 are to be inked and numbers of projects are to be inaugurated virtually. Later, the Indian Premier will meet President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
Narendra Modi will leave Dhaka for New Delhi on the evening of March 27.