Delhi's Park Street renamed after Bangabandhu

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Delhi's Park Street renamed after Bangabandhu
Published : 07 Apr 2017, 09:22:10
Delhi's Park Street renamed after Bangabandhu
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The Park Street of the Indian capital will now be known after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with the NDMC approving its renaming a day before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives on a four-day official visit.
 
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) arrived at a decision aimed at expressing a "friendly gesture" by circular motion.
 
"It has been decided to rename Park Street after founder of Bangladesh --Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman -- ahead of Sheikh Hasina's visit. This is like a friendly gesture as India shares cordial relations with Bangladesh," a senior NDMC official told reporters.
 
"The decision was arrived at through a circular motion as a council meeting could not be convened for the purpose due to shortage of time and with the model code of conduct being in place because of MCD polls," he added.
 
According to NDMC officials, 12 of the council members including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal agreed to the proposal.
 
NDMC Vice Chairman Karan Singh Tanwar, said, "The task of changing the sign boards will be carried out tonight to ensure that it is completed before the Bangladesh PM's arrival today."
 
Sheikh Hasina, the elder daughter of Bangabandhu, is paying the visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
 
It will be Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's maiden official visit to India after her present government was voted to power through the January 5 elections in 2014.
 
The Bangladesh premier last visited India in January 2010 which was reciprocated by her Indian counterpart in June 2015.-BSS
 
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