28th March, 2021
On the second day of his Bangladesh visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that instead of instability, terrorism and unrest in the world, India and Bangladesh want stability, harmony, and peace. Assuring all possible help in the development journey of Bangladesh, he said that the two neighboring friends want to see the world progress through their development.
PM Modi said- strong example of Bangladesh development and change
India is moving ahead with the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Biswas and Bangladesh is its companion. Bangladesh is presenting a strong example of development and change to the world and India is a companion of Bangladesh in these efforts.
Prime Minister Modi worshiped at the temple of Matua community on the second day of his visit
The Prime Minister made the above remarks while addressing the Matua community after praying at the Orakandi temple at Gopalganj, the birthplace of Harichand Thakur, the spiritual guru of the Matua community. Modi said that he had been waiting for this opportunity for many years, during his visit to Bangladesh in 2015, he had expressed his desire to go to Orakandi which is now complete. This place is a pilgrimage center for spiritual relationships between India and Bangladesh. He said, 'I was talking to some people here. They were saying who could have thought that the Prime Minister of India would visit Orakandi. ' He said that he is feeling exactly what the people of Matua community of India feel after coming to Orakandi.
India to set up a primary school in Orakandi, girls' middle school will be upgraded
The Prime Minister announced that India would upgrade a girls' middle school in Orakandi and establish a primary school. He later tweeted and said, 'My visit to Orakandi Thakurbari is an experience that I will remember for a lifetime. It is a very sacred place that is very closely associated with the Matua community. '
Political significance of this temple visit of Modi during Bengal elections
Analysts say that this temple visit of Modi during the Bengal elections has political significance. Modi was accompanied by BJP MP from Bengal Shantanu Thakur during Okarandi's visit. The votes of the Matua community can ensure victory in some seats in the Bengal elections.
Modi said- a large number of Matua devotees come from India on the birth anniversary of Harichand Thakur
In his address, Modi said that the Matua community celebrates the Baroni Shanan festival every year on the birth anniversary of Harichand Thakur and a large number of devotees come from India to Orakandi to participate in the festival. Efforts will be made by the Government of India to make this pilgrimage easier for the citizens of India. He said, 'We are also committed to grand events in Thakurnagar (Bengal) and various works reflecting the glorious history of the Matua community. I have always been very close to the family members of Thakurbari. '
PM Modi said- Orakandi shows the spiritual union of India and Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister said, 'The way the governments of India and Bangladesh are working towards strengthening their relations, the messages of Harichand Thakur and Thakurbari have been doing it for years. This place represents the spiritual union of India and Bangladesh. '
Modi said- India and Bangladesh come together and face common challenges
In his address, Modi said that it is important for India and Bangladesh to come together and face common challenges. India and Bangladesh have proved their capabilities during the Kovid-19 epidemic. He said, 'Both countries are steadily facing the epidemic and are fighting it together. India is thinking that it is its duty to carry the Made in India vaccine to the citizens of Bangladesh.
PM Modi also went to Jeshoreswari Kali temple, praying for the elimination of Corona
Modi also worshiped Goddess Kali at the ancient Jeshoreswari Kali temple in Satkhira. During this time he wished the entire human race to get rid of the crisis of Corona as soon as possible. This centuries-old temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Modi said that when he came to Bangladesh in 2015, he had the opportunity to bow down at the feet of Maa Dhakeshwari and today (on Saturday) had the privilege of receiving blessings at the feet of Maa Kali. Stating the need to build a community center here, he said that the Government of India will work for its construction here so that when people come here at the time of Kali Puja, it will be used by them. It served as a shelter during a disaster like a cyclone.
Tributes paid to the tomb of Bangabandhu
Prime Minister Modi visited the memorial of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipada in Gopalganj district on Saturday and paid homage at his tomb there. He is the first foreign head of state or head of government to pay reverence to Bangabandhu's tomb. On reaching the memorial complex, Modi was welcomed by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. His sister Sheikh Rehana was also present on the occasion. Modi kept silent for some time after placing a wreath at the tomb. During this, Hasina and her cabinet colleagues read Fatiha.