PM Returns After Further Strengthening India’s bilateral Ties With Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his three-nation tour in Singapore and departed for Delhi after strengthening bilateral relations, people to people contact and connectivity, trade and commerce. Besides Singapore, he has successful discussions with the authorities in Indonesia and Malaysia having a large population of Indian Diaspora and civilizational ties dating back to thousands of years.An orchid was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his visit to the National Orchid Garden of Singapore on Saturday .Modi was in the country on a three-day visit.PM Modi had a busy schedule during the day beginning the day by meeting former prime minister Goh Chok Tong. He went to Clifford Pier and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the immersion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes in the country’s waters. In 1948, Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were sent to various parts of India and the world including  Singapore. On Friday, PM Modi had delivered the keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue on national security. He talked about India’s relationship with China said that it is crucial for the future of Asia.PM Modi  visited shrines and was also given a rousing welcome and Indian Heritage Centre. He concluded his Southeast Asia tour by visiting Changi Naval Base in Singapore where he went on-board the Indian Navy’s Shivalik class stealth frigate INS Satpura. He also interacted with the officers and sailors on board.”Dendrobrium Narendra Modi – an orchid named after PM @narendramodi on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden in Singapore,” External Affairs Ministry’s  Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. A strong and robust tropical orchid which produces upright inflorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 well-arranged flowers,” he said.

The distinguished and well twisted petals of the orchid are mahogany, while sepals are reddish brown and lined with a fine margin. They are beautifully complimented with an attractive dark purple lip.Later, PM Modi visited Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple Sri Mariamman and participated in prayers.”Reinforcing our strong cultural connect, PM @narendramodi visited the Mariamman Temple,” Kumar said.Built in 1827, the temple was constructed for worship by immigrants from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her power in curing epidemic illnesses and diseases. The temple is located in the heart of Chinatown, says Raveesh Kumar .

He also visited Chulia mosque in Chinatown which was built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India’s Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib.  This is one of the earliest mosques in Singapore. The mosque was established in 1826.

The Prime Minister also visited the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.”Shared Buddhist heritage! PM @narendramodi visited the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore accompanied by the Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien,” Kumar said.









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