PM Hasina, Indian PM Modi inaugurate ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’ | 2018-05-25 |

PM Hasina, Indian PM Modi inaugurate ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’

Sun Online Desk     25th May, 2018 01:39:42 printer

PM Hasina, Indian PM Modi inaugurate ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Bangladesh Bhaban at Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan near Bolpur in Birbhum district of  West Bengal on Friday.


Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor were present at the inauguration ceremony.


The Prime Minister's younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present at the inauguration ceremony.


Sheikh Hasina arrived Kolkata this morning on a two-day official visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.


Earliar, the Bangladesh Prime Minister took part in the convocation procession and oath ceremony of  Visva Bharati University at Amrakanon.


Visva Bharati University Chancellor and Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benarjee also joined the convocation.


After the inaugural ceremony of Bangladesh Bhaban, Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi will hold a meeting there. Issues of bilateral interest and international concerns are expected to come up for discussion in the talks.


Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla will also be present there.



After the meeting, she will depart Santiniketan for Kolkata by a helicopter.


On her return to Kolkata, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari. Later, local chamber leaders will meet her.



On May 26, the Prime Minister will go to Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol to receive the Degree of Doctor of Literature.



The KNU Vice Chancellor will deliver the welcome address before conferring of the Honorary D Litt Degree on Sheikh Hasina.



Sheikh Hasina will then deliver her speech.



Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee will deliver her speech as the Guest-in-Chief at the convocation.



After the programme, the Prime Minister will return to Kolkata. She will visit Netaji Museum (Netaji Bhawan) and place wreaths on the bed of Netaji and sign the visitor’s book on Saturday afternoon.



The Prime Minister will return home at 10:30pm on Saturday by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.



The Prime Minister reached Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on a two-day official visit on Friday morning.