PM Modi and President Putin visited the educational centre and interacted with more than 700 students.
Talking to students, PM Modi said he was thankful to his friend President Putin who provided him an opportunity to meet the bright stars of Russia, referring to the students of the centre.
"I was with my friend for the whole day today. When he spoke about the kids of the centre he was emotionally involved. I saw dreams in his eyes. I saw a different person. I saw a Putin who was different from the president," PM Modi said as he held the hand of President Putin who was smiling.
He asked the students how many of them were willing to visit India.
Later, the students took the autographs of the two leaders.
The Sirius Educational Centre is a unique educational centre set up by the Talent and Success Educational Fund in 2015 on the initiative of President Putin and based at the Sochi Olympic facilities.
The main purpose of the project is to identify, develop and provide professional support for children demonstrating gifts in technical creativity, art, the natural sciences and sport.
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