Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arrived Dhaka on Sunday to attend a number of programs, including the closing session of the ‘International Bengali Literature Conference’ in the city.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla received Pranab at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon his arrival in the afternoon.
Pranab’s daughter Sharmista Mukherjee, among others, is accompanying him.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla will host a reception to the former Indian President on Sunday evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day literature conference on Saturday at Bangla Academy while Pranab will be present at the closing ceremony of the conference on Monday as the chief guest.
He will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gonobhaban on Monday and will have lunch there together.
Pranab will also visit Bangabandhu Museum to pay respects to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Monday morning.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith will host a dinner on the same day in honor of Pranab.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla will host a reception to the former Indian President on Sunday.
On Tuesday morning, he will go to Chittagong and will visit Chittagong Armoury Raid site, the European Club site and Chittagong University.
Chittagong University (CU) will honour former Indian President with a Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) degree on Tuesday afternoon through a special convocation ceremony.