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A walk down memory lane for Bangladesh president

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

is scheduled to visit tomorrow a small hamlet in East Khasi Hills district, where he had facilitated the setting up of a refugee camp during his country's liberation war, a govt said here today.

His wife, Rashida Khanam, and other dignitaries from the neighbouring country will be accompanying him, East Khasi Hills district P S said.

"The is set to visit Balat village tomorrow. Balat is special for him as he was involved in setting up a refugee camp there 47 yeeas ago," told

Hamid had once undergone training with the in the district, a High Commission said.

The will also visit Laban Bidhan House in the state capital and the bungalow, where Tagore had stayed during his visit to Shillong, the said.

will host a state dinner for the president at the Raj Bhavan, where he will spend the night before leaving for the next day to attend the (ISA) Summit.

District authorities have beefed up security in and around the village to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the Bangladesh President's visit.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:25 IST