26th March, 2021
This will be his first overseas trip since the Corona era began. The Prime Minister will reach Dhaka at 10 am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself will be present at his reception here. After arriving here, he will attend an event at the National Martyr Memorial at 10:50 am. After this, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Moman will meet Prime Minister Modi at 3:15 pm. Later, he would join the National Day program at 3:45 pm. He will then inaugurate the Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition at 7:45 pm.
Prior to the visit, Prime Minister Modi said that he would be visiting Bangladesh on March 26-27, 2021 at the invitation of the Prime Minister In addition, some proposals for connectivity projects and energy cooperation are also likely to be signed by Sheikh Hasina. He said that he is happy that he is going to a neighboring country on his first foreign trip after the Covid-19 epidemic. During this, he also told that he will take part in the National Day celebrations of Bangladesh on Friday and the celebrations organized on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He praised Sheikh Hasina's leadership regarding Bangladesh's economic progress. At the same time, on behalf of India, he also said to give full support to Bangladesh. Military cooperation will be particularly discussed in the bilateral talks between the two.
Prime Minister to visit Jashoreswari Kali temple and Orakandi
During his two-day visit, Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to visit Jashoreswari Kali Mandir and Orakandi on Saturday. Dileep Mukherjee, the priest of Jashoreswari Kali Temple, said that we have made full preparations to welcome him to this historic temple. We hope that he will pray for millions of people from India and Bangladesh. The ancient Hindu temple Jashoreswari Kali temple is considered very important in Hindu society. It is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths.
Will meet with matua community
After this, Prime Minister Modi will go to Orakandi in Gopalganj. Here he will visit Thakurbadi, the largest pilgrimage site of the Matua community. He will meet and address representatives of the Matua community, where Sriharichandra Thakur of this community gave his message. The last time Prime Minister Modi visited Bangladesh in 2015 was when he visited the Dhakeswari temple in the national capital. Modi's visit has become festive and the security has been enhanced with the deployment of additional security forces.