Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Unveiled by PM Modi in Japan
The discussions happened concurrently with the summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies in Hiroshima.
HIROSHIMA: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida had one-on-one discussions about how to combine the G7 and G20 presidencies' efforts to address numerous global challenges. The discussions happened concurrently with the Group of Seven Advanced Economies Summit in Hiroshima. While Japan is currently in charge of the G7, India is currently leading the G20.
"The leaders discussed ways to synergise efforts of their respective G-20 and G-7 presidencies. The prime minister stressed the need to highlight the concerns and priorities of Global South," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.According to the report, the two leaders spoke about enhancing Indo-Pacific cooperation and exchanged opinions on recent regional developments.
"The leaders agreed on ways to further strengthen the bilateral Special Strategic and Global Partnership," the MEA said in a statement.The fight against terrorism and UN reform, according to the report, were also on the agenda.
"Discussions focused on areas of education, skill development, tourism, Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), green hydrogen, high technology, semiconductors and digital public infrastructure," the MEA added.
Additionally, on May 20 in Hiroshima, Prime Minister Modi met with his Japanese colleague Fumio Kishida to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties in a variety of fields, including trade, the economy, and culture.
After revealing the bust, PM Modi talked with the media and remarked that the world still trembles when it hears the word Hiroshima. During Prime Minister Modi's trip to Japan for the G7 Summit, India gave this bust to Hiroshima as a token of their shared friendship and goodwill. "Unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima," the prime minister tweeted. A very important message is conveyed by this statue in Hiroshima. Millions of people around the world find inspiration in Gandhi's ideas of peace and harmony.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the External Affairs Ministry, said the bust was a befitting tribute to a city that represented the desire for peace among humans. Ram Vanji Sutar, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan award, sculpted the 42-inch tall bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi. On the banks of the Motoyasu River, next to the famed A-Bomb Dome, a popular tourist destination, is where this bust was erected.
The Prime Minister said, ‘It is a great thing for me to know that the Bodhi tree presented by me to the Japanese Prime Minister has been planted in Hiroshima so that people can understand the importance of peace when they come here. I pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.'