‘India and Bangladesh to exhibit the path of love and friendship to the world’: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed relations between India and Bangladesh as ‘people-to-people’ and ‘heart-to-heart’
Calling Bangladesh a ‘sohojatri’ in presenting a strong example of development and change in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stated that India and Bangladesh will show the path of love and friendship to the entire world.
“Today the motto of Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas resonates throughout India and Bangladesh is a sohojatri (co-farer) in this. Bangladesh is presenting a strong example of development and change in the world, India is a sohojatri in it,” Prime Minister said on the second day of his visit to Bangladesh.
Speaking at Orakandi which is the birthplace of Harishchandra Thakur, the founder of the Matua community, Prime Minister Modi termed relations between India and Bangladesh as ‘people-to-people’ and ‘heart-to-heart’.
“Both India and Bangladesh through their progress are leading the world to progress with their own development and growth story. Instead of instability, hatred and terrorism both want stability, love and peace in the world,” he added after addressing the Matua community here.
“India and Bangladesh will exhibit the path of love and friendship to the entire world,” the Prime Minister Modi noted.
Stating that India and Bangladesh are together in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Modi held it to be the responsibility of India to ensure that Made-in-India vaccines reaches each and every one in Bangladesh.
He highlighted the role of Orakandi Thakurbari and the life message of Sri Sri Harishchandra Thakur in strengthening relations between the two countries. He also called Orakandi as an embodiment of the relations.
He said “Like the governments of India and Bangladesh are strengthening the relations between the two countries, culturally the same work is being done by Sri Sri Harishchandra Thakur and Orakandi Thakurbari for centuries.”
Prime Minister Modi announced that the Indian government will upgrade the middle school in Orakandi and equip it with modern amenities. He also announced the establishment of a new primary school.
He said the schools will be a tribute to Sri Sri Harishchandra Thakur on behalf of all Indians.
The Prime Minister said the Indian government will take steps for facilitating easier travel of pilgrims from the Matua community in India to Bangladesh’s Orakandi every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Harichand Thakur.
Earlier, before addressing the Matua community, he performed puja at the Orakandi Thakurbari temple.
On his maiden visit to Bangladesh as the Prime Minister of India, Modi had wished to visit Orakandi that attained fruition on Saturday.