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Modi in Central Asia: PM gifts Nazarbayev books on religions born in India

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IndiaTv4205ce_Modi-NazarbayevAstana: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev a set of books relating to religions born in India.

President Nazarbayev has held the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions every three years at the Palace of Peace and Accord in Astana since 2003.

The presented set includes an English translation of Guru Granth Sahib, as also specially commissioned reproductions from the manuscripts collection of National Museum, Delhi, said an official statement.

The reproductions include one of Jainism’s most revered texts, Bhadrabahu’s Kalpasutra (15th century AD) in Prakrit; one of Buddhism’s most important scriptures Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita (12th century AD) in Sanskrit; and a Persian translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana (18th century AD) in nastaliq script, the statement said. (IANS)

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PM Modi Flags Off World’s First Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world's first diesel to electric converted locomotive.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world’s first diesel to electric converted locomotive in Varanasi.

Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and other senior officials.

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This is Modi’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. VOA

After the flag-off from the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) campus, he also interacted with differently abled persons.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to spend around six hours in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, during which he will launch projects worth Rs 3,300 crore.

 

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He will also visit the Sant Ravidas temple.

This is Modi’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. (IANS)