Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo for a two-day visit, today morning interacted with children waiting to welcome him.
"Welcome to Japan! May I have your signature please?", Ritsuki Kobayashi asked PM Modi in Hindi.
Impressed by his fluency, the exhilarated PM said, "Waah! Where did you learn Hindi from?... You know it pretty well?"
#WATCH | "Waah! Where did you learn Hindi from?... You know it pretty well?," PM Modi to Japanese kids who were awaiting his autograph with Indian kids on his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan pic.twitter.com/xbNRlSUjik— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
"...Can't speak Hindi much, but I understand...PM read my message, and I also got his signature, so I am very happy...," an elated Ritsuki Kobayashi said after his interaction with PM Modi.
#WATCH | "...Can't speak Hindi much, but I understand...PM read my message, and I also got his signature, so I am very happy...," said grade 5 student Wizuki on his interaction with PM Modi in Tokyo, Japan pic.twitter.com/1V3RjnpQQF— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2022
Children were also seen holding "Welcome" placards written in different Indian regional languages as they were all dressed up in traditional attire for PM Modi's arrival.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Tokyo to participate in the Quad summit on May 24 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, received a rousing welcome from the Indian community in Japan.
Japan's Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome. pic.twitter.com/cfMCzM4XVf— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2022
"Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora," PM Modi said in a tweet.