President Bhandari meeting her Bangladeshi counterpart on Monday. (Photo : RSS)
DHAKA, March 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is currently on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Tuesday. The museum was built at local Dhanmondi in commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman known as the founding father of Bangladesh.
Bangabandhu who had a leading role in the Bangladesh independence movement was assassinated on August 15, 1975. He was the first president of Bangladesh and became the prime minister in 1971. The museum incorporates the personal residence of Rahaman where he was killed.
President Bhandari paid tributes to the founding father of Bangladesh. The head of the state also watched a documentary made by the museum and put her signature on the visitors' book there.
On the occasion, President Bhandari was accompanied by her daughter Usha Kiran Bhandari, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, President's Information and Communications expert Tika Prasad Dhakal, Nepal Academy's Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti, secretary at the Office of the President, Dr Hari Poudel, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yadav Prasad Koirala, secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bharat Raj Poudel, secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Dinesh Bhattarai and the President’s private secretary Dr Bheshraj Adhikari who are in the president's entourage.
The president is scheduled to return home today after attending a reception to be organised by the Nepali Embassy in Bangladesh this afternoon.
President Bhandari arrived here on Monday at the friendly invitation of her Bangladeshi counterpart, Mohammad Abdul Hamid. She made a statement on the topic 'Nepal-Bangladesh Relations and Bangabandhu's Birth Centenary', as the special guest at a function organised at the National Parade Square in Dhaka.