DHAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday handed over the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020, being conferred by India upon Bangladesh’s ‘Father of the Nation’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to his daughter Sheikh Rehana and the youthful sister of premier Sheikh Hasina.
Modi arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day go to to attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence, the delivery centenary of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and maintain talks together with his counterpart Hasina.
Talking on the fiftieth Nationwide Day programme of Bangladesh on the Nationwide Parade Sq., Prime Minister Modi mentioned it was an honour for India to confer Gandhi Peace Prize on Mujibur Rahman.
Modi, who was carrying a ‘Mujib Jacket’ as a tribute to Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation, mentioned that Bangabandhu’s management and bravado had ensured that no energy may enslave Bangladesh.
“This is among the most memorable days of my life. I’m grateful that Bangladesh has included me on this occasion. I’m grateful that Bangladesh has invited India to participate on this operate.
“It’s a matter of our pleasure that we received the chance to honour Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Gandhi Peace Prize,” mentioned Modi.
He handed over the award, a quotation, a plaque and a scarf to Sheikh Rehana within the presence of Prime Minister Hasina.
Hasina in his deal with thanked Prime Minister Modi and the Authorities of India for bestowing the celebrated honour on her father, who can also be the Father of the Nation.
The Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the federal government of India since 1995, the one hundred and twenty fifth delivery anniversary commemoration 12 months of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 was conferred on Bangabandhu early this week.
It was for the primary time that the award was given away posthumously.
Modi earlier mentioned Bangabandhu was a champion of human rights and freedom, and a hero to Indians as nicely.
The award carries an quantity of Rs 1 crore, a quotation, plaque and an beautiful conventional handicraft/ handloom merchandise.
Mujibur Rahman was imprisoned in Pakistan when Bangladesh was born.
Pakistan was pressured to set him free on January 8, 1972.
He returned to Dhaka on January 10, 1972.
He later took over as Prime Minister of Bangladesh however was assassinated by some army officers throughout a coup d’etat on August 15, 1975.
His spouse, brother, sons and daughters-in-law have been additionally assassinated together with him.
Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived as they have been in Europe.