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PM addresses inaugural ceremony of World Culture Festival



PM addresses inaugural ceremony of World Culture Festival


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the inaugural ceremony of the World Culture Festival in New Delhi. The festival has been organized by the Art of Living Foundation, to commemorate 35 years of the organization's service to mankind. 


Welcoming people from across the world who have gathered in Delhi for the World Culture Festival, the Prime Minister complimented Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for the great work being done by the Art of Living Foundation in over 150 countries. 

Shri Narendra Modi recalled a reception organized by the Art of Living Foundation in Mongolia, and said that India had a lot to contribute to the world, but in order to be able to do so, it was first necessary to appreciate the uniqueness and the breadth of Indian culture. He said that through the Art of Living, the world has been able to appreciate India. 

Speaking at length about "the art of living," the Prime Minister said that the determination to achieve one's goal, in the face of adversity, required, 'the art of living.' 

The Prime Minister's address was preceded by addresses from a large number of dignitaries from around the world, and a cultural programme featuring a large number of participants. 

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Foreign Minister of Mexico calls on the Prime Minister


Foreign Minister of Mexico, Ms. Claudia Ruiz-Massieu, who is on a two day bilateral visit to India called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. 

Prime Minister positively recalled his meeting with President Nieto of Mexico on the sidelines of the UNGA in September 2015 in New York. Prime Minister laid emphasis on strengthening bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of energy, manufacturing, infrastructure development, urban and town planning, science and technology, space, agriculture, health and traditional medicine. 

The Foreign Minister of Mexico expressed keen interest to deepen bilateral ties with India in all sectors. She extended invitation on behalf of the President of Mexico to the Prime Minister to visit Mexico. 

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Prime Minister meets the Vice President of the Republic of Suriname


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the Vice President of the Republic of Suriname Mr. Michael A. Adhin who is visiting India to attend the World Culture Festival. 

Prime Minister appreciated the proactive role being played by the Indian diaspora in Suriname not only in the development of that country but also in strengthening historical ties between the two countries. He said that India remained committed to continue to extend all possible support to the Republic of Suriname for capacity building and human resource development. 

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PM expresses deep sympathy towards the affected people, on 5th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep sympathy towards the affected people, on 5th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake. 

"On 5th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake, India offers deep sympathy to those affected. We admire the resilience of people of Japan", the Prime Minister said.

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