Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

Prime Minister Visits National Martyrs’ Memorial, Bangladesh

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New Delhi, 26 March (HS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday arrived in Dhaka for his two days’ visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This is the historic visit to celebrate Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh and 50 years of Bangladesh’s war of liberation.

In a special gesture, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Ministers from her cabinet welcomed Prime Minister Modi at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

A salute of 19 guns and Guard of honour were accorded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Modi, soon after his arrival visited to the National Martyrs’ Memorial (JatiyoSritiShoudho), the National monument of Bangladesh to pay tributes to the valour and the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of Dhaka and was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain.

Prime Minister also planted sapling of Arjun tree at the memorial premises and signed the visitor’s book in the monument. He wrote, “I pray that the eternal flame at Savar remains a lasting reminder of the noble victory of truth and courage over deceit and oppression.”