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Buddhism heritage shared by India, Japan: Rijiju

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New Delhi: India and Japan share the important heritage of Buddhism, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.

Addressing a parliamentary delegation from Japan, Rijiju said that the intention of Japan Investment Promotion Partnership and Japan to invest $3.5 trillion in five years time in India has given a significant step to further the relationship between the two countries, according to an official release here.

He thanked the Japanese Overseas Development Agency for contributing in the economic and technological sectors in India and said that India and Japan are traditional and strategic friends.

The minister hoped that there will be lot of further cooperation from Japan in two important flagship programmes in India– ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’.

Rijiju said that without India and Japan as permanent members, the United Nations Security Council is not complete. With Japan being one of the oldest civilizations of the world and India the largest democracy in the world, both deserve to be the permanent members of the Security Council along with Germany and Brazil.

(IANS)

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Rajdhani Express To Display Odisha’s Art, Culture And Heritage

Odisha's art, culture and heritage will be on display on the exteriors of New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express

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Odisha, art, culture, heritage, Rajdhani Express
NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. Wikimedia Commons

Odisha’s art, culture and heritage will be on display on the exteriors of New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) and National Aluminium Limited Company (NALCO) on Monday signed an agreement in this regard.

NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. The ECoR has three sets of train rakes of Rajdhani Express.

The designs have been made such that each coach will have a distinct display. The designs will adorn the exteriors of the train, said an ECoR official.

The designs will promote three themes – dance forms, archaeological monuments and flora and fauna of the state.

“This will go a long way in promoting tourism potential of Odisha and promote traditional Odishan art,” said Ajoy Behera, ECoR principal chief commercial manager.

Odisha, art, culture, heritage, Rajdhani Express
The designs will promote three themes – dance forms, archaeological monuments and flora and fauna of the state. Wikimedia Commons

These designs will be placed between the glass windows of the coach on exterior side. There will be two more strips, one at the top and the other at the bottom, reflecting various designs in traditional Pattachitra form.

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Nalco’s designs and logos will also feature on the coaches. Reputed designers and agencies have been engaged in the exercise. (IANS)