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Modi plays flute, narrates story of Lord Krishna at Japanese school

By Ajay Kaul
September 01, 2014 14:08 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna.

Modi wanted to learn how the Japanese education system works and received a presentation in this regard at the TaimeiElementary School on the third day of his Japan visit.

PM Narendra Modi interacts with students at the Taimei Elementary School, in Tokyo. Photograph: @MEA/Twitter

Subsequently, he went to a music class where the children, in the age group of 7-8 years, sang a song for him. They also played music as he stood between them.

Finding that some students were playing flute, he told them that music has the potential of attracting animals. As the students stood amused, he narrated the story of Lord Krishna.

“In India’s mythology, there is Lord Krishna. He used to play flute and that used to attract cows to him,” he said. He then played the flute for the children. The Taimei Elementary School was functioning as normal and there was no disruption despite the high profile visit because of which a security blanket was put there.

Later in the day, Modi had a ‘chai pe charcha’ (discussion over tea) with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Modi was served Japanese tea at a ceremony, which was a special gesture by Abe.

PM Narendra Modi at a tea ceremony hosted by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Photograph: @PMOIndia/Twitter
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