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Indian president leaves after 3-day visit

Published : 17 Dec 2021 10:02 PM | Updated : 18 Dec 2021 02:51 PM

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind left Dhaka for New Delhi on Friday afternoon after wrapping up his eventful three-day state visit.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen saw off the Indian President off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12.45pm, a foreign ministry official said.

Kovind came to Dhaka on Wednesday on a three-day visit to join the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Golden Jubilee celebration of Bangladesh's Independence.

Before leaving Bangladesh, Ram Nath Kovind on Friday morning inaugurated the newly refurbished building of Ramna Kali Mandir in the capital.

He inaugurated the renovated building by unveiling a plaque. The Indian president also offered puja at the temple.

He also exchanged greetings with the invited guests, the temple committee members, representatives of Hindu community and the devotees.

The Indian President along with first lady Shrimati Savita Kovind and their daughter Swathi Kovind reached the Ramna Kali Mandir around 10:30am.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan received the Indian president at the temple. Kovind was welcomed at the temple by blowing of conch-shell as per the Hindu ritual on the occasion.

After the inauguration, the Indian President along with his wife and daughter offered puja at the temple.