Watch: Israelis learn Hindi to welcome Indian PM Modi to the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks to speak with the media as he arrives at the parliament house to attend the first day of the budget session, in New Delhi, January 31, 2017. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 02, 2017, 03.24 AM (IST)

Israelis learned a bit of Hindi so they could welcome the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to their country in his own language before his visit this week, as new video shows.

From locals in the streets to government officials, many took the effort to switch from Hebrew to Hindi.

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Footage has emerged of locals and government officials greeting Narendra Modi in his own language while he visited the country