US returns ancient artefacts, Modi expreses thanks
ancient artefacts, Modi expreses thanks
WASHINGTON: From a bronze Ganesh to a Jain
figure of Bahubali, the US has returned more than 200 pieces of rare cultural
artefacts to India during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.cultural artefacts on Tuesday 7th
expressed his gratitude for the return of the ancient artefacts during a
ceremony on Monday night here.
very grateful for government of the US and the President for returning a part
of our culture. This heritage inspires us for the future,” he said.
it’s the present that brings nations together, but sometimes it’s the heritage
that brings two nations closer. Over the past two years, various countries have
endeavoured to return India’s stolen cultural heritage,” said Modi who arrived
in the US on Monday, 6th June 2016 on the fourth leg of his
gratitude to the US government for the sensitivity shown to India’s heritage.
This will evoke great respect among the people of India,” he said, according to
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup’s tweets.
treasures are to be enjoyed by the entire world. Technology can help us catch
those indulging in illicit trafficking,” he added.
Swarup posted along with pictures of the artefacts: “From a bronze Ganesh to a
Jain figure of Bahubali, here are pics of some of the returned cultural
her address at ceremony of Repatriation of Cultural Property, US Attorney
General Loretta E. Lynch said: “Today (Monday) we begin the process of
returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India.”
Modi paid tribute to the US space scientists who lost their lives during their
research in space at the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial and also laid a wreath
at Arlington Cemetery (Washington DC), the tomb of US soldiers killed during
his visit to Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, Modi met NASA astronaut Sunita
Williams and the family of Kalpana Chawla, Indo-American astronaut, and invited
them to visit India.
had an interaction with thinktanks in Washington.
the minds of those who shape foreign policy. PM @narendramodi at an interaction
with thinktanks in Washington,” Swarup tweeted.
arrived in Washington on Monday on a three-day visit, during which he will hold
talks with President Barack Obama to review bilateral ties and address a joint
session of the US Congress.