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Modi: Bangabandhu is a hero for all Indians

  • Published at 05:14 pm March 17th, 2021
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File photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks after releasing India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party election manifesto for the April/May general election, in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019 Reuters

The Indian prime minister also described Bangabandhu as a champion of human rights and freedom

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a hero for all Indians in a tweet as Bangladesh began a 10-day nationwide celebration marking Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

“He [Bangabanadhu] is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #Mujib Borsho celebrations,” read the tweet issued ahead of the formal beginning of the celebrations at Dhaka’s National Parade Square.

Modi, who is set to arrive in Bangladesh on a two-day tour from March 26 to join in person the celebrations also described Bangabandhu as a champion of human rights and freedom.

“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary,” he wrote on his twitter.

The Indian prime minister is scheduled to visit Bangabandhu shrine at Tungipara, call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina, visit two Hindu temples at Gopalganj and Satkhira alongside joining the Independence Day celebrations at the Parade Square on the eve of Independence Day on March 26.

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen will also call on the Indian prime minister, who is set to travel to a foreign country for the first time after the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar also issued a tweet paying tribute to Bangabandhu saying “his ideals continue to inspire millions across the world”.

“India is proud to celebrate his legacy jointly with Bangladesh in this historic #MujibBorsho,” he said expressing his gratitude.