22 March 2021, Dhaka
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has planted saplings at the National Martyrs Memorial in Sabhar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, this morning.
President Bhandari is in Bangladesh at the friendly invitation of her Bangladeshi counterpart Md Abdul Hamid on the occasion of a special ceremony marking the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation.
President of Bangladesh Hamid received President Bhandari at the airport. Nepali Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dr Bansidhar Mishra had welcomed President Bhandari soon after she disembarked from the plane.
President Bhandari was offered a 21-gun salute and Guard of Honor at the airport.
She then was taken to the National Martyrs memorial at Sabhar where she laid a wreath and paid tributes to the martyrs.
She will be holding bilateral talks with her Bangladesh counterpart and also attend the bilateral agreement signing ceremony today.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajed is scheduled to call on President Bhandari also today.