Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh Bhavan

Bangladesh Bhawan

Kolkata, May 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh Bhavan on Friday. 

The Bangladesh Bhavan features a museum that depicts Rabindranath Tagore’s association with the country, the Liberation War of Bangladesh and Indo-Bangla relations.

It was constructed at a cost of Rs 25 crore, which was provided by the Bangladesh government. A fund of Rs 10 crore would be given to help maintain the museum premises, news agency ANI reported.

Earlier, while addressing at the convocation Modi said “First of all, as the chancellor of Visva Bharati University, I seek your apologies. When I was coming here, some students were telling me with gestures that there is no arrangement of drinking water. I want to apologise for all the inconvenience caused to you”.

Hasina, who is on a two-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Modi to India, was received by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata

Modi arrived in Shanti Niketan to attend the convocation of Visva Bharati University on Friday morning.


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