Sheikh Hasina had said that on the first day of her two-day official visit, she, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the convocation ceremony of the Visva Bharati University at Shantiniketan in West Bengal.

Later, she said, they together inaugurated the newly constructed Bangladesh Bhavan built on Visva Bharati University campus.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister also said that primary discussion on constructing Bangladesh Bhavan began during her previous visit to Shantiniketan in 2010.

"The issue of building the Bhavan financed by Bangladesh government was mentioned in the joint communique during the visit of the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh in 2011," she said.

"Later, an announcement was made in this regard during the visit of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to Bangladesh in 2013," Sheikh Hasina added.

Sheikh Hasina further mentioned that education and cultural ministries and Architecture Department of Bangladesh jointly constructed the eye-catching Bangladesh Bhavan at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

She also added that a one-time corpus fund equivalent to Rs 10 crore would be formed for the maintenance of the building and for conducting activities.