Indian PM pays homage to Liberation War heroes
Published: 01:16 PM, 26 March 2021 Updated: 01:42 PM, 26 March 2021
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; File Photo
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid homage to the martyrs of the Great Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar.
He paid homage by placing a wreath at the altar of the memorial on Friday.
Later, Narendra Modi stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation in 1971.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Dhaka in the morning on a two-day state visit to attend the celebration program of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.
A plane carrying him landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 10:38 am on Friday.
On his arrival at the airport, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received her Indian counterpart at the airport. To welcome Narendra Modi, a red carpet was rolled out at the airport.
A smartly-turned-out contingent drawn from the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force gave a guard of honour to the Indian premier.
According to the schedule, Modi will pay homage to the portrait of Bangabandhu after paying homage to the martyrs at Savar Memorial. In the afternoon, he will address at the National Parade Ground. Modi will visit Satkhira and Gopalganj, although it is not common for foreign top leaders to travel outside Dhaka.
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.