Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his four-day trip to Japan today with a visit to the famous Toji Temple in the historic city of Kyoto. As he went around the complex of the ancient Buddhist temple, his Japanese counterpart and "good friend" Shinzo Abe accompanied him.
Japan today agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to Sickle Cell Anaemia disease after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease commonly found among tribals in India.
Lauding Japan's deep historical ties with India, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today said he was looking forward to a summit meeting with his counterpart Narendra Modi tomorrow, after the two leaders spent time together in ancient Kyoto city visiting Buddhist temples.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today received a presentation from Kyoto Mayor Daisaka Kadokawa on how the ancient tradition of Japan's cultural capital has been preserved while building it into a modern city, a day after India signed a pact to develop Varanasi on the pattern of Kyoto.
On his second day in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two leading Buddhist temples in Kyoto, met with the city mayor and and later sought Japan's help on combating sickle cell disease prevalent in tribal regions of India.
An ancient city and a hub of ancient Buddhist traditions, Kyoto has been able to effectively blend its culture and heritage with cutting edge technology. For PM Modi, the Kyoto model could be essential in the process of rejuvenating Indian cities, a priority mission for this government.
Making his maiden trip to Kerala after taking over as BJP President, Amit Shah will be addressing party leaders and grass root-level functionaries tomorrow in a bid to galvanise the party in the state where it has consistently failed to make an electoral breakthrough.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to reach out to every student through television, radio and the Internet on Teachers' day has failed to enthuse private schools of Delhi which feel that "forcing" them to make arrangements for it will dampen the occasion.