May 2018 \ Cover Story \ Cover Story: PMs inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan

On May 25, Prime Minister Modi received the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina...

Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan, the Prime Minister described it as a symbol of the cultural ties between India and Bangladesh. He said that this University and this sacred land have a history that has seen the freedom struggles of both India and Bangladesh. He said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is respected equally in both India and Bangladesh. Similarly, he added that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi are respected in Bangladesh as much as in India. In the same vein, he said that Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore belongs to Bangladesh, as much as to India. He said that the shared resolve of India and Bangladesh, against cruelty and terrorism, will continue to inspire future generations through the Bangladesh Bhavan. He recalled the felicitation of Indian soldiers by Bangladesh in New Delhi last year.

The Prime Minister said that the last few years have marked a golden period in relations between the two countries. He mentioned the resolution of the land boundary issue, and various connectivity projects. He asserted that the two countries have similar goals, and are taking similar paths to achieve those goals.

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