Dhaka(web team): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the famous 12th century Dhakeshwari national temple, the most revered place for Hindu community in Bangladesh.
Photo courtesy: MEA | PM Modi inaugurates 6 projects undertaken with grant in aid & interacts with beneficiaries.
The Prime Minister spent around 15 minutes at the temple, which is considered an essential part of Dhaka’s cultural heritage and one of the major ‘Shaktipeeths’ of the region.
The name “Dhakeshwari” means “Goddess of Dhaka” and experts said the Bangladesh capital derived its name from Dhakeshwari.
Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan army during the Bangla Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.
Modi was felicitated by the priests and authorities of the temple. He was given a replica of Goddess Dhakeshwari and a shawl besides other memorabilia.
10:22 IST Sunday, 7 June 2015
PM inaugurates 6 projects undertaken with grant-in-aid
1) Bangladesh Maitri Girls Hostel, Victoria College, Narail
2) Construction of 3rd floor of Blind Education & Rehabilitation Development Organization, Mirpur, Dhaka
3) Sewerage System, Sewage treatment plant & waste water treatment plant, Kumudini Hospital, Mirzapur, Tangail
4) Establishment of Hindi Department, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka
5) Recording Studio, Music Department, University of Dhaka
6) Assistance to Department of Dance, University of Dhaka
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PM Modi at the unveiling of plaques for Grant-in-Aid projects at New Chancery Complex
8:53 IST Sunday, 7 June 2015
PM Narendra Modi at Ramakrishna Mission Math
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PM Modi visits Dhakeshwari Temple
7:46 IST Sunday, 7 June 2015
Taking to micro blogging site, PM Modi tweeted, “Today in Dhaka I will visit Sree Sree Dhakeshwari Temple, Ramakrishna Mission & meet political & business leaders of Bangladesh.”
He also said that it will be his honour & privilege to receive the Award of Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on behalf of our beloved Atal ji.
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