PM Modi pays tributes at National Martyrs’ Memorial in Dhaka

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New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day visit today, visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial (Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho) in Dhaka soon after his arrival and paid tributes to the martyrs of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

The National monument of Bangladesh is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of Dhaka and was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

National Martyrs’ Memorial

Prime Minister Modi also planted sapling of Arjun tree at the memorial premises and signed the visitor’s book in the monument. He wrote – “I pray that the eternal flame at Savar remains a lasting reminder of the noble victory of truth and courage over deceit and oppression”, MEA said.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also tweeted on PM’s visit to the Martyr’s Memorial, quoting what PM wrote in the visitor’s book.

“Their valour will continue to inspire future generations to fight injustice and defend the cause of righteousness.” – Prime Minister @narendramodi inscribed in the visitors book at the National Martyr’s Memorial,” he tweeted.

The PM was welcomed by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport earlier today.

A 19-gun salute and Guard of Honour were also accorded to PM Modi on his arrival. During his historic trip, PM Modi will take part in a wide range of programmes aimed at furthering cooperation between the two countries.

“This is the historic visit to celebrate 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,” MEA said.

After landing in Dhaka, PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Landed in Dhaka. I thank PM Sheikh Hasina for the special welcome at the airport. This visit will contribute to even stronger bilateral relations between our nations.”

Notably, this is PM’s first foreign visit since the COVID-19 outbreak.