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PM Narendra Modi plants Neem tree at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 01 Jun 2018, 05:14:17 PM
PM Narendra Modi plants Neem tree at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University

PM Narendra Modi plants Neem tree at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday planted a fast-growing, evergreen Neem tree, a native to India which symbolises the partnerships for a sustainable future at Singapore's prestigious Nanyang Technological University.

Modi planted the tree in commemoration of his visit to the university along with Singapore’s Minister of Education Ong Kung and President of the varsity Subra Suresh.

"Commemorating the visit of PM @narendramodi to Nanyang Technical University, a Neem tree was planted in the campus by PM, Singapore Minister of Education Ong Kung and President NTU Subra Suresh," Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"A fast-growing, evergreen tree native to India, the Neem symbolises the flourishing of new ideas and partnerships for a sustainable future," read the plaque.

PM Modi also paid a visit to an exhibition being held at Nanyang Technological University and interacted with social robot which can communicate with humans.

He arrived in Singapore on the final leg of his three-nation visit on Thursday. Earlier, he made a courtesy call on President Halimah Yacob after guard of honour which was given during the welcome ceremony at the Istana.

Modi earlier visited Indonesia and Malaysia.

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First Published : 01 Jun 2018, 05:13:44 PM