Modi’s neighbourly visit huge success in Bangladesh

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is greeted by  Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the 12th century Dhakeshwari Temple and the nearby Ramakrishna Mission Math during his two-day visit to Bangladesh. He remains a foremost follower of Ramakrishna Mission, his whole life being greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, according to him.

Mr Modi was turned away from becoming a monk of the Ramakrishna Math three times, advised by Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj that he was destined for a different mission in life. He expressed gratitude that whatever he had achieved in life was due to guidance and blessings of the monks of the Math.

India and Bangladesh resolved the 4000 kms long boundary between the two nations and the foreign secretaries signed a historic land pact in the presence of visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Following the agreement, India will hand over control of 111 areas and Bangladesh 51 areas, some of which are landlocked, giving residents a choice to move and adopt nationality of any of these two nations they wish to choose. While the national boundary was disputed, the residents living in these areas did not have access to schools and hospitals, some of the most basic facilities. India announced a “US$2 billion line of credit” to Bangladesh to further strengthen bilateral ties.

During the historic visit Indian multinationals Reliance Power and Adani signed agreements with Bangladesh’s state-run electricity agency to invest some $5 billion in the country’s power sector.

PM Modi received Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on behalf of former prime minister Vajpayee who could not attend due to ill health.

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