Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Santiniketan near Bolpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal today to inaugurate Bangladesh Bhaban at Visva-Bharati University.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with her entourage attended Visva Bharati Convocation Ceremony at Amrakanon.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also attended the convocation. They all have weared traditionl scarf.
Hasina took part in the convocation procession and oath ceremony.
The Prime Minister reached Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on a two-day official visit on Friday morning.
Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati Prof Sabuj Koli Sen received the Prime Minister at Santiniketan while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed her at Rabindra Bhaban there.
Sheikh Hasina placed a bouquet at Rabindra chair.
After the convocation ceremony, the Bangladesh Prime Minister and her Indian counterpart will jointly unveil the plaque of Bangladesh Bhaban.
The Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati will deliver the welcome speech.
After the inaugural function, Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi will sit in the meeting. After the meeting, she will depart Santiniketan for Kolkata by a helicopter.
On her return to Kolkata, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari. Later, local chamber leaders will meet her.
On May 26, the Prime Minister will go to Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol to receive the Degree of Doctor of Literature.
The KNU Vice Chancellor will deliver the welcome address before conferring of the Honorary D.Litt Degree on Sheikh Hasina.
Sheikh Hasina will then deliver her speech.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee will deliver her speech as the Guest-in-Chief at the convocation.
After the programme, the Prime Minister will return to Kolkata. She will visit Netaji Museum (Netaji Bhawan) and place wreaths on the bed of Netaji and sign the visitor’s book on Saturday afternoon.
The Prime Minister will return home at 10:30pm on Saturday by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.