New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday showed his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree a video of a rendition of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ by Lankan artistes.
A clip of Modi showing the video to the Sri Lankan premier and his wife after delegation-level talks was posted by Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
In the clip, Wickremesinghe and his wife can be seen looking at the video of the devotional song with keen interest.
“Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi from our neighbour #SriLanka. PM Narendra Modi treating PM of Sri Lanka & Maitree Wickremesinghe to Vaishnav Jan To bhajan sung by three youth icons of Sri Lanka — Bathia Jayakody, Santhush Weeraman & Umaria following delegation-level talks (sic),” Kumar tweeted along with the video.
‘Vaishnav Jan To’ has gone global with artistes from more than 124 countries contributing musically in paying homage to Gandhi through the ‘bhajan’.
On the 149th birth anniversary of the Mahatma earlier this month, Prime Minister Modi launched a medley version of the popular ‘bhajan’ by artistes from over 40 countries, during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference here.
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