PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate 'Bangladesh Bhawan' in West Bengal

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 05, 2018, 09.23 PM(IST)

PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photograph:( AFP )

PM Modi is set to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 25 in West Bengal at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhawan in Shantiniketan.

The Bhawan will enclose a collection of books published in Bangladesh and will also include a museum to showcase the country's fight for freedom from West Pakistan.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also expected to attend the event. 

Modi will also attend the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University. This would be PM Modi's first visit to the university after assuming its " acharya" or chancellor.

The University recognises the PM of the nation as its chancellor while the President as its "paridarshaka" (visitor), who appoints the vice-chancellor.

"We received the confirmation from the respective offices of both the countries today. The prime minister will give away degrees to students during the convocation of Visva-Bharati University, while he along with Hasina will be present during the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhawan,"  officiating vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, Sabujkali Sen said.

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