Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, in Japan.
Notably, Mr. Narendra Modi is in Japan to attend the G7 Summit, and during his visit, he unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima on the 20th of May, Saturday.
After the inauguration, Mr. Narendra Modi shared a picture from the event on Twitter, PM Modi said that the bust of Mahatma Gandhi would take forward the idea of non-violence in the world.
The Twitter post of Mr. Narendra Modi, which was shared on Twitter in Japanese read, “Unveiled Mahatma Gandhi’s bust in Hiroshima. This bust in Hiroshima gives a very important message. The Gandhian ideals of peace and harmony reverberate globally and give strength to millions.”
After the event, Mr. Narendra Modi spoke to the reporters and said, “Even today the world gets frightened when they listen to the word ‘Hiroshima.’ He said, “I got the opportunity to unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during my visit to Japan for the G7 Summit.” He further added, “It is a great moment for me to know that the Bodhi tree that I gifted to the Japanese PM has been planted here in Hiroshima so that people can understand the importance of peace when they come here. I pay my respect to Mahatma Gandhi.”
Meanwhile, speaking of the summit, the G7 Summit is an international forum held annually for the leaders of the G7 member states of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.
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