This Article is From Sep 01, 2014

PM Narendra Modi's Flute Performance and Lord Krishna Lesson

PM Narendra Modi's Flute Performance and Lord Krishna Lesson

PM Modi tries to play a soprano recorder before school children in Tokyo. (Reuters)

Tokyo: At a visit to a Japanese kindergarten this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described himself as "the oldest student" in class, and told a group of seven and eight year olds in a music lesson about Lord Krishna. (Also Read: Working to Replicate Japan-Like Efficiency in PMO, Says Narendra Modi in Tokyo)

"In India's mythology, there is Lord Krishna. He used to play a flute and that used to attract cows to him," he said.

He then played the flute for the children. (At a 136-Year-Old School in Tokyo, PM Narendra Modi the 'Oldest Student')

The PM is on a five-day trip to Japan where he is holding a summit today with his counterpart Shinzo Abe, who had organized a special tea ceremony before the talks formally began.

The elementary school that he visited today is 136 years old and was rebuilt after collapsing during a major earthquake.

"We are trying to teach Japanese language in our schools. We need teachers for that. I invite you all to come to India and teach," Mr Modi said at the school. (Also Read: PM Modi's Japan Visit -10 Latest Developments)