His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, graced the Dharmarajika Bauddha Vihara, a Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka. In the evening, His Majesty met with the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen were warmly welcomed by the Buddhist community in Dhaka to the monastery. The Buddhist community presented cultural performances for Their Majesties.
Their Majesties offered prayers at the monastery and were offered the most sacred ash relic of the tenth century Buddhist teacher, Atisha Dipankara Srijnana. His Majesty also laid the foundation stone for the Atisha statue and pagoda to be built at the Monastery. His Majesty the King was warmly received by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, at her residence in Gonobhaban in the evening. The Prime Minister hosted a dinner in honour of Their Majesties.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited Bhutan in November 2009, soon after being elected prime minister earlier that year and once again during the 16th SAARC summit in 2010. His Majesty the King was invited as the guest of honour for the 40th independence day celebration of Bangladesh in March 2011. The visits reflect the warm and affectionate nature of the relations between His Majesty the King and the leadership in Bangladesh.Courtesy: Kuensel