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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pranab due tomorrow

UNB, Dhaka :
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arrives here on Sunday to attend a number of programmes, including the closing session of the 'International Bengali Literature Conference', in the city.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will welcome Pranab at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon his arrival by a Jet Airways flight in the afternoon, an official told UNB.
Pranab's daughter Sharmista Mukherjee, among others, will accompany the former Indian President during his Bangladesh visit.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate 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 Ganobhaban 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.
The University has taken a decision in its 52nd syndicate meeting recently.
CU Registrar Prof Dr Kamrul Huda said the former Indian President is also scheduled to visit two dormitories - Surya Sen and Pritilata - during his visit and will deliver a speech for the teachers and students.