President Ramnath Kovind on a 3-day State Visit to Bangladesh
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Indian President Ramnath Kovind is currently on a 3-day State visit to Bangladesh from December 15 to 17, 2021.
Bangladesh is observing the golden jubilee celebrations of its independence from Pakistan in 1971. Notably, President Kovind is the only foreign head of state invited to join the celebrations.
Highlights of his visit
- He visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial and paid tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. The Indian President also planted an ‘Ashoka’ sapling at the memorial garden.
- Subsequently, he visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum,Dhaka where he paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the nation of Bangladesh.
- The President reiterated that Bangladesh has a special place in India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.
- The President will also witness the Victory Day parade and attend the Victory Day reception hosted by the President of Bangladesh to mark the conclusion of the "Mujib Borsho (March 17, 2020, to December 16, 2021)” celebrations.
- As part of the celebration, President Kovind is also scheduled to inaugurate the renovated Sri Ramna Kali Mandir in Dhaka, which was completely destroyed by Pakistani forces during Operation Searchlight in 1971.
- A 122-member tri-services contingent of the Indian Armed Forces will also participate in the celebration parade.
Capital of Bangladesh: Dhaka
Currency of Bangladesh: Taka
President of Bangladesh: Mr. Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina
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