PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, offers prayers at Jeshoreshwari Kali temple

March 27, 2021 | Updated 11:49 am

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, offers prayers at Jeshoreshwari Kali temple PM Narendra Modi - (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

Dhaka: On day two of his visit to Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex in Tungipara on Saturday. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, also accompanied Narendra Modi during his visit to the Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex.

PM Modi had arrived in Bangladesh on Friday to take part in the country’s 50th Independence Day celebrations, his first foreign visit since the COVID-19 outbreak. He had left for Dhaka at 07:45 am on Friday and was received by his Bangladeshi counterpart at the airport.

Earlier on Saturday, Narendra Modi also offers prayers at Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple in Ishwaripur, Satkhira district. This is the second day of the PM’s two-day visit to the country.

Speaking to ANI, the BJP supremo said: “Today, I got the opportunity to visit this Shaktipeeth to pay obeisance to Maa Kali. I prayed to her to free the human race from COVID19.”

“When Maa Kaali mela is held here, large devotees come from across border (India) & here. A community hall is needed which should be multi-purpose so that when people come here during Kaali puja, it is useful to them too.”

“It should be useful even for social, religious & educational events. Most importantly, it should act as a shelter for all at the time of disasters like cyclone. GoI will do construction work. I express gratitude to Bangladesh Govt that they have wished us well for this,” he added.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Momen on Thursday had said the people of Bangladesh welcome the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The two nations are celebrating Mujib Borsho or the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 50 years of diplomatic ties and 50 years of Bangladesh’s war of liberation. On March 26, 1971, Bangladesh was proclaimed as an independent nation by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and this led to Bangladesh Liberation War when a guerilla war ensued between Pakistan and Bangladesh liberation forces with Indian support.