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"प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के तीन देशों के दौरे का पहला चरण समाप्त"
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने यूनेस्को के सदस्यों को संबोधित किया"
"श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने फ्रांस के शीर्ष नेताओं और व्यापार प्रमुखों से मुलाकात की "
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने तुलूस में एयरबस सुविधा की यात्रा की"
"श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने नव शपैल में प्रथम विश्व युद्ध के शहीदों को श्रद्धाजलि दी "
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने पेरिस में प्रवासी भारतीयों को संबोधित किया और संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद में भारत की सदस्यता की मांग की"

On April 09th Prime Minister Narendra Modi set on voyage for his three nation tours to France, Germany and Canada. His first destination was France. Shri Modi was there for two days from April 10th to April 11th. Prior embarking his visit Shri Narendra Modi had taken to twitter and expressed his delight about the visit.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2015

France had been India's long standing partner in the areas of defence and nuclear energy cooperation. Also it was France that consistently supported India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. On the very first day, the Indian Prime Minister was given a warm ceremonial reception. In his two day trail, Prime Minister Modi met a number of French leaders and business delegates and CEOs. He met President Francois Hollande and termed the meeting to be very fruitful.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2015

The PM also met UNESO Director General, Ms. Irina Bokova, and former French President Mr. Nicholas Sarkozy.

President Hollande and PM Modi also took a boat ride on the River Seine. The President of France himself briefed PM Narendra Modi about the rich history and traditions of France.

 

Thank you President Hollande for the boat ride on the Seine. #France #Paris

A photo posted by Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) on

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave an address to the members of UNESCO. Shri Modi was delighted to have got an opportunity to speak to the members of UNESCO on its 70th anniversary. He highlighted UNESCO's efforts and initiatives to preserve the world's cultural heritage and strengthening it further. PM Modi also recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s message to UNESCO calling for urgent action to address the needs of education to secure lasting peace. Shri Modi remarked that the collective goal of all the nations was to seek a harmonious and prosperous future for the entire world. He expressed his gratefulness for UNESCO's constant support in the field of education and science in India.

At the Indo-French economic forum, 17 crucial agreements were signed between both the nations. Shri Narendra Modi considered France to be India’s one of the most valued friend also thanked the French President to have supported the 'Make in India' initiative. A thrust was given to the India-France ties with the Indo-French forum. PM Modi and President Hollande also released stamps making the 50 years of India-France cooperation.

On the second day of his France tour, Shri Narendra Modi paid a visit to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) and Neuve Chapelle. At the Airbus facility, Shri Modi was taken around the entire building and briefed about the latest inventions in air industry. At the CNES, the PM met a few young researchers. He was informed about the latest developments in space science and technology.

Later PM Modi visited Neuve Chapelle where he offered tributes to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War.

 

We remember the courage & sacrifice of all Indian soldiers martyred in World War 1. #NeuveChapelle #Tributes #India #France

A photo posted by Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) on

A photo posted by Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) on Apr 11, 2015 at 6:57am PDT

In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to the Indian diaspora in Paris' Carrousel du Louvre. He was joyful to see people come in such large numbers. Speaking to the Indian crowd the PM highlighted the shared values between India and France. Noting the contribution of the Indian soldiers during the First World War, the PM said that India had always spread the message of peace. The Prime Minister touched upon crucial areas of security and strongly pitched for India's membership in the U.N. Security Council.

Prior concluding his visit, Shri Narendra Modi gifted President Francois Hollande a painting, 'Tree of life'.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 12, 2015

Shri Narendra Modi thanked France for having hosted him warmly over the two days. He was optimistic that the strategic partnership between both the nations would be fortified with enhanced cooperation in defence and technology sectors. The PM even tweeted in French and expressed his contentment and hoped that India and France would walk shoulder to shoulder in the times to come.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 12, 2015

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PM to visit UP on October 20 and inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport
October 19, 2021
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PM to participate in an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple
PM to lay foundation stone of Rajkiya Medical College, Kushinagar and also inaugurate & lay foundation stone of various development projects in Kushinagar

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on 20th October, 2021. At around 10 AM, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport. Subsequently, at around 11:30 AM, he will participate in an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. Thereafter, at around 1:15 PM, the Prime Minister will attend a public function to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Kushinagar.

Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

The inauguration of the Kushinagar International Airport will be marked by the landing of the inaugural flight at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying Sri lankan delegation of over hundred Buddhist Monks & dignitaries including the 12-member Holy Relic entourage bringing the Holy Buddha Relics for Exposition. The delegation also comprises of Anunayakas (deputy heads) of all four Nikatas (orders) of Buddhism in Sri Lanka i.e Asgiriya, Amarapura, Ramanya, Malwatta as well as five ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka led by Cabinet Minister Namal Rajapakshe.

The Kushinagar International Airport has been built at an estimated cost of Rs. 260 crore. It will facilitate domestic & international pilgrims to visit the Mahaparinirvana sthal of Lord Buddha and is an endeavour in connecting the Buddhist pilgrimage holy sites around the world. The airport will serve nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is an important step in boosting the investment & employment opportunities in the region.

Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple

Prime Minister will visit the Mahaparinirvana temple, offer Archana and Chivar to the reclining statue of Lord Buddha and also plant a Bodhi tree sapling.

Prime Minister will participate in an event, organised to mark Abhidhamma Day. The day symbolises the end of three-month rainy retreat – Varshavaas or Vassa – for the Buddhist Monks, during which they stay at one place in vihara & monastery and pray. The event will also be attended by eminent Monks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, South Korea, Nepal, Bhutan and Cambodia, as well as Ambassadors of various countries.

Prime Minister will also walk through the exhibition of Paintings of Ajanta frescos, Buddhist Sutra Calligraphy and Buddhist artefacts excavated from Vadnagar and other sites in Gujarat.

Inauguration & laying of Foundation Stone of development projects

Prime Minister will participate in a public function at Barwa Jangal, Kushinagar. In the event, he will lay the foundation stone of Rajkiya Medical College, Kushinagar which will be built at a cost of over Rs 280 crore. The Medical college will have a 500 bed hospital and provide admissions to 100 students in MBBS course in academic session 2022-2023. Prime Minister will also inaugurate & lay the foundation stone of 12 development projects worth over Rs 180 crore.