The Hague, September 5
The envoys of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka within the Netherlands got here collectively to pay tribute to former President Pranab Mukherjee in an internet memorial assembly held right here, in line with an official assertion issued on Saturday.
Mukherjee died on Monday night following a 21-day battle with a number of illnesses. He was 84.
Mukherjee was the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.
The memorial assembly was held on Friday collectively by the embassies of India and Bangladesh in The Hague, learn the assertion issued by the Indian Embassy.
Venu Rajamony, Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands who served Mukherjee as his Press Secretary throughout 2012-17, Bangladesh Ambassador M Riaz Hamidullah and Sri Lankan Ambassador Sumith Nakandala spoke throughout the memorial occasion.
Former Vice Mayor of The Hague Municipality Rabin S Baldewsingh was additionally one of many audio system within the occasion.
The audio system fondly recalled and praised Mukherjee’s immense contribution in the direction of humanity, justice, democracy and South Asian cooperation, it stated.
Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Managing Director of Common Fund for Commodities and former Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands additionally paid tribute to Mukherjee throughout the occasion.
The memorial assembly was joined by the members of Indian, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan communities within the nation, it stated. PTI