New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Bangladesh founder ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary on Wednesday and said “he is a hero for all Indians.” Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was born on March 17, 1920.
“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary,” PM Modi said in a tweet. “He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations,” he said.
My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary. He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 17, 2021
It may be recalled that the Prime Minister will visit Bangladesh on March 26 and 27, his first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also paid homage to Mujibur Rahman and said his ideals continue to inspire millions across the world. “Pay homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary. His ideals continue to inspire millions across the world. India is proud to celebrate his legacy jointly with Bangladesh in this historic #MujibBorsho,” Jaishankar tweeted.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) made an announcement on Tuesday on Modi’s visit to the neighbouring country following an invitation from Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“This visit is in connection with the commemoration of three epochal events — Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh; and 50 years of Bangladesh’s war of liberation,” it said.
PM Modi had last visited Bangladesh in 2015.