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Indian President likely to join Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebrations

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Indian President likely to join Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebrations

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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to visit Bangladesh to join the 50th anniversary celebration of Victory Day of Bangladesh and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 50th year of bilateral ties.

Both sides have been running discussions over the matter, diplomatic sources said, adding that the Indian government would make formal announcement in this regard.

Ram Nath Kovind has been the President of India since July 25, 2017. As the Indian President, this will be his first visit to Bangladesh. This year marks the 50th anniversary of independence, liberation war, Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations, and the surrender of the occupying Pakistani forces to the allied forces.

Mujib Barsho celebrations are coming to an end on December 16 on Victory Day. The Indian President has been invited to visit Bangladesh to make the celebrations more significant and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh and India will celebrate Friendship Day on December 6 before celebrating the victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war of liberation.

It is learnt that Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana has been proposed to be a guest on the occasion of Friendship Day in India and it is being discussed positively.

On December 6, 1971, India recognised Bangladesh as an independent sovereign country. During the visit of Indian’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March, the Indian Prime Minister and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared December 6 as Friendship Day to commemorate the day.

It is learned that Bangladesh and India will jointly celebrate Friendship Day on December 6 in 18 countries of the world.

The good relations and ties between the two countries will be highlighted through the celebrations before the world.

Both Bangladesh and India have cited this bilateral relationship as a good example for other countries in the world.