"PM presents Urga Kanjur to Jampa Donor, Buda Balzheivich Badmayev, Head Priest, Datsan Gunzechoinei Buddhist Temple, St Petersburg," the PMO tweeted.
PM Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday.
The Urga edition of the Tibetan Kanjur was unknown till 1955 when scholar Raghu Vira brought to India its complete set of 104 volumes, with a volume containing the catalogue. It was presented to the Indian scholar by the Mongolian prime minister.
The institute has over one lakh manuscripts and early printed books in 65 languages, including languages no longer spoken in the world.
PM Modi also met Tigran Sargasyan, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission and former Prime Minister of Armenia. India and Russia yesterday agreed on early commencement of negotiations for a free-trade agreement with the five-nation Eurasian Economic Union.
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