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PM returns to New Delhi after completing China, Myanmar visit

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived New Delhi after concluding his first bilateral visit to Myanmar

    Here is a report on his last day in Myanmar.

    After successful completion of his first bilateral Myanmar visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home. Issues ranging from terrorism to economy to culture, all figured in the agenda.

    On the last day, Prime Minister visited 2,500-years-old Shwedagon pagoda, considered to be the pinnacle of Myanmar's cultural heritage. Even planted a Bodhi tree sapling at the pagoda complex describing the common cultural heritage.

    Located west of the Royal Lake in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered to be the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the Myanmarese people.

    Another significant visit was to Bogyoke Aung San Museum with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi herself. The museum houses the memorabilia associated with General Aung San, freedom fighter and father of counsellor suu Kyi.

    He also paid his respects at the Martyrs' Mausoleum & laid a wreath.

    Sharing an emotional connect. Prime Minister Modi performed 'puja' at Kalibari Temple.

    And then Prime Minister wrapped up his visit by paying tribute to late exiled Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar who was instrumental in the revolt of 1857.

    Prime Minister Modi tweeted saying, My Myanmar visit covered significant ground in giving a much needed impetus to India-Myanmar relations & deepening bilateral cooperation. I thank the people and Government of Myanmar for their exceptional hospitality during my visit to the beautiful nation of Myanmar.

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