Narendra Modi in Myanmar: PM visits Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, to pay obeisance at Kalibari Temple

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New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2017 9:21:06 AM

Narendra Modi in Myanmar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

Narendra Modi in Myanmar, pm narendra modi, pm modi, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, kali bari, Yangon kali bari, modi myanmar visitNarendra Modi in Myanmar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. (ANI image)

Narendra Modi in Myanmar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. PM Modi, who is in Myanmar for three day bilateral visit, will pay a visit to the Kalibari. In Shwedagon Pagoda, PM Modi offered prayers. Heavy security set up has been put in place outside Yangon’s Kalibari Temple ahead of the visit. PM Modi yesterday had proposed setting up of an Indian National Army (INA) memorial in Myanmar to commemorate the sacrifices of those who fought against the British rule. “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose made the clarion call of ‘Give me blood and I will give you freedom’ in Myanmar and thousands of men and women responded,” PM Modi said while addressing the Indian diaspora.

Prime Minister Modi said India and Myanmar can together do a survey for an INA memorial. Naming Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rabindranath Tagore and Bahadur Shah Zafar, he said Myanmar had become the “second home” for those who had to leave their own homes during the freedom struggle. The INA also known as ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ was formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II to secure Indian independence from British rule.

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