Hasina was addressing the event, of which PM Modi was also a part, at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka.
“The government of India was beside us during our good and bad times. This time, India handed over 109 ambulances for the people of Bangladesh. I extend my heartiest thanks to PM Modi, his government and the people of India. Before this, India had cooperated with us and gifted us vaccines for Covid,” Prime minister Hasina said while addressing an event to mark Bangladesh’s National Day.
“India is not only our next-door neighbour, we have a historical, social, cultural heritage and geographical rapport. The people and government of India were immensely involved in the evolution process of Bangladesh during our liberation war in 1971,” she said.
Remembering the military coup of 1975, in which her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed, she said, “I remember with great anguish, August 15 1975 – a dark night for Bangladesh when the Father of the Nation was assassinated. My mother, three brothers, two sisters-in-law, a 10-year-old brother, and uncle were brutally assassinated, and I remember all those who attained martyrdom that night.”
News Source : Hindustan Times