PM Modi Gifted Chinese Translations Of Ancient Indian Texts


Hangzhou: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Sunday presented with a hand-painted oil-painting of himself by a Chinese painter and Chinese translations of ancient Indian texts including Bhagavad Gita and essays of Swami Vivekananda.

PM Modi, who arrived in Hangzhou for the G20 summit, was gifted a set of 10 Chinese translations of the ancient Indian texts by Indophile Professor Wang Zhicheng, who teaches Hindi at the prestigious Peking University.

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The translations include Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Narada’s Bhakti Sutras, Yoga Vasistha among others. “New translations, old traditions! PM @narendramodi is presented Chinese translations of ancient Indian texts,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The Prime Minister was also gifted a portrait of himself by Professor Shen Shu from Hangzhou’s Zhejiang Kaiming Art Gallery. The painting took nearly four months to complete, Mr Swarup said in a tweet. PM Modi landed here last night after concluding his two day visit to Vietnam.