Indian PM Narendra Modi extends Eid-Al-Adha greetings to the people and government of Bangladesh

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Friday (31 July 2020) sending greetings on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha and assuring support for the country’s health sector amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighting that the festival of Eid-Al-Adha which is also celebrated in India shows “deep historical and cultural links” between both the countries, PM said, “We hope that this festival will further enhance the spirit of peace and tolerance in our respective societies and promote fraternal ties between our two countries.”-

The fraternity between India and Bangladesh is affixed with secularism, democracy, language, culture, history, shared values, and other countless commonalities that traces back unified cultural heritages of a thousand years. Far beyond a strategic partnership, it is based on equality, sovereignty, trust, and mutual understanding. In the last couple of years, the relationship had been further strengthened including cooperation in development activities and newer hi-tech areas.

Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi extends greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha to the people & the Government of Bangladesh

Posted by India in Bangladesh (High Commission of India, Dhaka) on Friday, July 31, 2020

Lauding the steps taken by the Bangladesh government to deal with the COVID crisis, the PM said he is “confident that Bangladesh will tide over these challenging times”. He added that India remains “available to support your efforts in any way, including through capacity-building in the health sector”.

The letter by Indian PM Narendra Modi

India in its third tranche of emergency medical assistance consisting of RT-PCR COVID-19 test kits capable of running 30,000 tests had been handed over to Bangladesh on 06 May 2020. The second tranche of COVID-19 emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh sent 100,000 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicine tablets and 50,000 sterile surgical latex gloves. The first tranche consisted of 30,000 surgical masks and 15,000 head-cover.

Both leaders had spoken to each other on 29 April 2020 to discuss the regional situation in the wake of the pandemic.

 

On 01 August 2020, at the morning,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his greetings to his own country people on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha as low-key celebrations were held across India amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered,” PM Modi tweeted.

 

Honorable Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also wished everyone on the occasion but advised everyone to follow social distancing.

“Eid Mubarak! Idu’l Zuha symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires us to work for the well-being of one and all. On this occasion, let us share our happiness with the needy and follow social distancing norms and guidelines to contain COVID-19 spread,” he tweeted.

 

 

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