Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Bangladesh founder ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 and said he is a hero for all Indians.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was born on 17 March 1920.
“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary,” Mr. Modi tweeted. “He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations,” he said.
My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary. He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 17, 2021
Prime Minister Modi will visit Bangladesh on 26 and 27 March, his first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) made an announcement on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 on Modi’s visit to the neighbouring country following an invitation from Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“This visit is in connection with the commemoration of three epochal events — 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,” it said.
PM Mr. Modi had last visited Bangladesh in 2015. Since the visit and round back visit of Honourable Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in 2017, notable developments have taken places and fraternity between India and Bangladesh has reached a new height.