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PM Modi stated that Indo-Nepalese friendship is very special and the ties date back to Tretayuga, vedic times
PM Modi arrived at Janakpur, Nepal earlier today on a two-day visit. He travelled to Janaki temple to offer prayers and addressed the country from Janakpur a short while ago.
The Prime Minister opened his address in Nepalese dialect and went on to express happiness over visiting the Himalayan nation. He stated that he wanted to visit Janakpur for long.
Clad in traditional Mathili kurta gifted by Nepalese Prime Minister Oli, PM Modi shared the many similarities shared by India and Nepal.
It was my long due wish to visit the land of Goddess Sita & offer my prayers. Today, I am extremely happy & grateful that I got this opportunity: PM Narendra Modi during the civic reception in Janakpur. #Nepal pic.twitter.com/pOZcnA8OYa— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2018
"India and Nepal have helped each other in times of need. Nepal prominently features in India's neighbour first policy. We assure that we will continue to stand with Nepal," Modi stated.
इतिहास साक्षी रहा है, जब-जब एक-दूसरे पर संकट आए, भारत और नेपाल दोनों मिलकर खड़े हुए हैं। हमने हर मुश्किल घड़ी में एक दूसरे का साथ दिया है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 11, 2018
The Prime Minister said that India will make efforts to forge better connectivity with Nepal and boost cooperation in the field of science and technology.
भारत और नेपाल के बीच व्यापार भी रिश्तों की एक अहम कड़ी है। नेपाल बिजली उत्पादन के क्षेत्र में तेज़ी से विकास कर रहा है। आज भारत से लगभग 450 मेगावाट बिजली नेपाल को सप्लाई होती है। इसके लिए हमने नई ट्रांसमिशन लाइंस बिछाई हैं: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 11, 2018
"We will give Nepal greater access to Indian ports," the Prime Minister said.
The Indo-Nepal relationship dates back to Treta Yug. King Janak & King Dashratha not only united Janakpur & Ayodhya but also united India & Nepal: PM Narendra Modi during the civic reception in Janakpur. #Nepal pic.twitter.com/49Xkbp4Vh6— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2018
"The Ramayan circuit will boost cultural ties between both the countries," PM Modi noted.
"India-Nepal ties are historic. We are similar in many ways; our strength, desires, aspirations are all same. Without Nepal India's faith, history is incomplete," Modi noted.
People of India & Nepal are bound by mutual respect & admiration for each other. Nepal has been a tourism spot for decades for spiritualism. India's faith is incomplete without Nepal: PM Narendra Modi in #Nepal's Janakpur pic.twitter.com/UaGaKbR3Ax— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2018
The Prime Minister alluded to a couplet from Ramayana stating that the friendship between both the countries is documented in the holy scripture.
PM @narendramodi - भारत और नेपाल की मित्रता कैसी रही है, इसको रामचरितमानस की इन चौपाइयों के माध्यम से समझा जा सकता है:— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 11, 2018
जे न मित्र दुख होहिं दुखारी।
तिन्हहि बिलोकत पातक भारी॥
निज दुख गिरि सम रज करि जाना।
मित्रक दुख रज मेरु समाना॥
He shared that Indo-Nepalese friendship is very special and the ties date back to Tretayuga, vedic times.
"This is the land of mother Janki without which Ayodhya is incomplete," said PM Modi.
This is Indian prime minister's third visit to the Himalayan kingdom since he came to power in 2014.
PM Modi and Nepalese PM Oli flagged off the Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service earlier today.
आज ही प्रधानमंत्री ओली जी के साथ मिल कर मैंने जनकपुर से अयोध्या की बस सेवा का उद्घाटन किया है। पिछले महीने प्रधानमंत्री ओली और मैंने बीरगंज में पहली Integrated Check Post का उद्घाटन किया: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 11, 2018
The two countries seek to reset India-Nepal ties. PM Modi will aim at pushing for development projects between both the nations.