Dhaka/New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a visit to Bangladesh, inaugurated the historic Sri Ramana Kali Temple on Friday. The President described the temple as a symbol of the cultural and spiritual bond between the people of India and Bangladesh. This temple was demolished by the Pakistani army in the year 1971. The temple has been renovated. Kovind has arrived in Dhaka on his first official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid.
President Kovind is participating in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971. President and First Lady Savita Kovind also offered prayers at the restored temple. The temple was completely demolished by the Pakistani army in 1971 under ‘Operation Searchlight’. According to some reports, the temple was set on fire and devotees and many people living in the temple were killed in this incident.
I see it as the blessings of Maa Kali’said President Ram Nath Kovind-
Addressing the Indian community after inaugurating the temple, Kovind said that he sees it as “the blessing of Maa Kali.” Got lucky. I see it as the blessings of Maa Kali.’ Kovind said, ‘I have been told that the governments and people of India and Bangladesh helped in the restoration of this temple, which was demolished by the Pakistani army in the liberation war. ‘