Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan, attend Visva-Bharati University's convocation ceremony
Narendra Modi, along with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Friday. They attended the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University, where Modi is a chancellor. PTI
Both Modi and Hasina signed the visitors' book at the university before taking the dais with Banerjee and university vice-chancellor Sabujkoli Sen. Modi hailed the ties between the two countries and said that India and Bangladesh are bonded by cooperation and understanding. PTI
Modi invoked Rabindranath Tagore during his address at the university. Lauding the contributions of Visva-Bharati in nurturing young minds, Modi said he was thrilled to set foot on the land of Tagore. PTI
Modi and Hasina also inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan in Santiniketan. The prime minister said that the Bangladesh Bhavan is a reflection of the two nations' cultural ties. Twitter @narendramodi
At the inauguration, Hasina said that Bangladesh has given shelter to around 11 lakh Rohingya refugees on "humanitarian grounds" but want the Myanmar government to take them back as early as possible. Twitter @narendramodi