Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on a three-nation tour to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. During his trip, he attended events aimed at promoting Indian culture in these countries. In Japan, Modi unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Hiroshima Peace Park, which represents Indian values of peace and non-violence. The location of the Gandhi bust was chosen as a mark of solidarity for peace and non-violence, as the US conducted the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing around 140,000 people.
In Papua New Guinea, Modi is set to release “The Tirukkural,” a classic Tamil text written by venerable poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar, in Tok Pisin language. Tok Pisin is one of the official languages of the Pacific nation. The Prime Minister will then travel to Australia, where local authorities will be naming the Harris Park locality in Parramatta as “Little India” to recognize the presence and contribution of a large number of Indians in the area.
Modi has made it a point to spread awareness about Indian culture and traditions during his visits abroad and interactions with foreign dignitaries. He chooses gifts that represent Indian culture and traditions.