Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘hero for all Indians’ as he issued a tweet while Bangladesh’s started a 10-day nationwide celebrations to mark Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations coinciding with golden jubilee of its independence.
“He (Bangabanadhu) is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #Mujib Borsho celebrations,” read the tweet issued ahead of the formal beginning of the celebrations at National Parade Square on Wednesday.
Modi, who is set to arrive in Bangladesh on a two-day tour from March 26 to join in person the celebrations also described Bangabandhu as a “champion of human rights and freedom”.
“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary,” he wrote.
The India premier is scheduled to visit Bangabandhu shrine at Tungipara, call on Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid and hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina, visit two Hindu temples at Gopalganj and Shatkhira alongside joining the Independence Day celebrations at the Parade Square on the Independence Day on March 26.