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Indian PM gifts woven pashmina stoles to Korean President

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Two finely woven pashmina sholes on which a poem that Rabindranath Tagore had written mainly for Korea is hand embroidered in English and Korean, had been gifted by Indian PM Mr Narendra Modi to Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Tagore’s poem on Korea, embroidered on beige-colored stoles was published in the year 1929 in Korean Daily ” Dong-A llbo”.

  • Wide range of discussions were held by the Indian PM and Korean President to take the bilateral ties to higher level.
  • A banquet was held by Korean President Park in Indian PM Modi’s honour.
  • Cultural programme were held at banquet and famous hindi song ”Chal Chal Chal Mere Saathi” were sung by children .
  • Praising Korean president Modi said , Park is widely admired leader all over the world, who had fought adversity with her inner strength.
  • Mr Modi also praised Korean President for having sought peace with wisdom and persistence.
  • He also said that her commitment to the relationship with India is source of strength.
  • Korea is the second country after Japan with  which India will have security dialogue in 2+ 2 format.
  • National security councils will have regular cooperation and the 2 countries have agreed to expand the cooperation between their armed  forces.
  • Defence technology and manufacture of defence equipment would be key areas in the  relationship between both India and Korea.
  • India and South Korea had signed 7 agreements including those on avoiding double taxation,road design and management,energy, audio visual co-production, maritime transport and logistics etc .

Some information on Rabindranath Tagore

  • Tagore was a Bengali writer who shaped Bengali literature and music.
  • He was born on 7th May 1861 in Calcutta, Bengal presidency.
  • In 1913, he became first non-European to win the prestigiousNobel Prize in Literature.
  • India’s National Anthemwas written by Tagore.
  • His other notable works include Gitanjali,Rabindra Sangeet,Bangladesh National Anthem etc.
  • Tagore passed away on 7th August 1941 in Calcutta.