Hasina visits Dargah in Ajmer
April 9th, 2017 at 4:12 pm
Hasina visits Dargah in Ajmer

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the Dargah of a Sufi saint in Indian state of Rajasthan to offer prayers, officials said.

Hasina, who is now on a four-day official visit, reached the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer in the morning and offered the prayers to seek continued peace, progress and prosperity of her country.

The shrine in the Rajasthan town is one of the most important pilgrimage place in South Asia for people of all faiths.

Millions of people from all over the world go on the pilgrimage to Ajmer every year. This shrine is dedicated to the Sufi saint who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192.

Sheikh Hasina returned to the Indian capital in the afternoon.

All India National Congress President Sonia Gandhi will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rastrapati Bhaban later in the day.

The prime minister will pay a call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rastrapati Bhaban in the evening.

Later, she will enjoy a cultural programme at Ashoka Hall of Rastrapati Bhaban and attend banquet to be hosted by the Indian President in her honour.

Hasina has been visiting India since Friday and held official talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. The two countries singed 22 agreements and memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the areas of defence, peaceful use of nuclear energy, space research and infrastructure development among others.

Hasina is scheduled to return home on April 10.