PM Modi Calls For Need To Understand Culture Of Other Countries


PM Modi Calls For Need To Understand Culture Of Other Countries

PM Modi highlighted the significance of people-to-people contact in growing a cordial ambiance.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the significance of people-to-people contact in growing a cordial ambiance and understanding the tradition between the 2 international locations.

In his 78th version of Mann Ki Baat, he gave the examples of India handing over a holy relic of Saint Ketevan to Georgia and the inauguration of renovated Silat Road Gurudwara in Singapore.

“People-to-people connect between two nations gets strengthened through such events, such efforts. We also get to know that living in a cordial atmosphere and understanding the culture of each other, carries so much importance,” mentioned PM Modi.

India lately handed over the holy relics of Saint Queen Ketevan that was present in 2005 in Saint Augustine Church in Goa.

“Friends, a few days back a very interesting and emotional event took place which imparted a new strength to India-Georgia relationship. During the function, India handed over a holy relic of Saint Ketevan to Georgia. For this, our External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar himself went there. President, Prime Minister of Georgia, many religious leaders and people of Georgia were present in large numbers during the function, held in an extremely emotional environment,” mentioned PM Modi.

“During the function, the words said in the praise of India are so memorable, along with bilateral relations between the two nations, the function also strengthened relations between Goa and Georgia,” added PM Modi.

This incident is about 400-500 years in the past, Queen Ketevan was a daughter of the Royal Family of Georgia. She was martyred after 10 years of imprisonment in 1624. According to historic Portuguese paperwork, the mortal stays of Saint Queen Ketevan have been stored in Saint Augustine Church in previous Goa. But, for a very long time, it was believed that the mortal stays buried in Goa disapperaed within the 1930 earthquake.

After the untiring efforts of the Indian Government together with Georgian historians, researchers, archaeologists and Georgian Church efforts to go looking holy relics have been profitable in 2005.

“This is an emotional issue for the people of Georgia. Keeping in mind their historical, religious and spiritual sentiments, the Indian Government decided to gift a portion of the holy relic to the people of Georgia. I wish to extend heartful gratitude to the people of Goa for preserving this unique aspect of the joint history of India and Georgia,” mentioned PM Modi.

Meanwhile, he additionally gave the instance of the fantastic second that got here to the fore to start with of the month when Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong inaugurated a Gurudwara in Singapore whereas carrying a Sikh turban.

“Singapore’s PM and my friend Lee Hsien Loong inaugurated recently renovated Silat Road Gurudwara. He also wore a traditional Sikh turban. This Gurudwara was built approximately 100 years ago and there is also a memorial dedicated to Bhai Maharaj Singh. He fought for the independence of India. This moment becomes more inspirational at a time when we are celebrating 75th years of Independence,” mentioned the PM.

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