‘India-Nepal Relations Unshakeable Like Himalayas,’ says PM Modi; Highlights

PM Modi, Nepal counterpart hold bilateral talks at Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that in the ongoing situation in the world, the friendship between India and Nepal is set to benefit the entire humanity. PM Modi made the remarks while addressing the Buddha Purnima celebrations in Kathmandu during his day-long visit to Nepal’s Lumbini.

“Given the situation throughout the world, our deepening friendship will benefit the entire humanity, and the devotion and faith of both our countries in Lord Buddha bind us in one thread, makes us members of the same family,” PM Modi said.

In his speech, PM Modi emphasized the need to further deepen the relationships between the two countries.

“We have to give our relations a height similar to the mountains of Nepal. Festivals, Rituals, and even familial relations, the kinds of relationships we have lived in for thousands of years, we have to link them with science, infrastructure and technology as well,” PM Modi said.

As Prime Minister, this is Modi’s fifth visit to Nepal and first to Lumbini.

Here are the top takeaways from PM’s Nepal Visit

– PM Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba are holding bilateral talks at Lumbini on Monday.

– The two leaders discussed expanded cooperation in multiple areas, including hydropower, development, and connectivity.

– During the visit, India and Nepal signed a slew of agreements, including cooperation among the higher educational institutions of the two countries and the state power authorities.

– Both the leaders participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of a Centre of Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Lumbini, on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti.

-PM Modi visited the Maya Devi Temple. He was accompanied by PM Deuba and his spouse Arzu Rana Deuba.

– The two Prime Ministers watered the Bodhi tree sapling from Bodh Gaya which was gifted by PM Modi to Lumbini in 2014 and also signed the temple’s visitor’s book.

(With agency inputs)

 

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