PM Narendra Modi meets Indophile professor Wang, gifted painting by Chinese painter

Wang, who teaches Hindi at Peking University in China, has translated 10 ancient Indian works, including the Gita and Yoga Sutras into Chinese.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 4, 2016 12:42 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently in Hangzhou to attend the G20 summit in China. At the diplomatic front, he met Chinese president Xi Jinping to discuss bilateral ties. The two leaders had last met at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in June in Tashkent and are set to meet again in Goa in October on the sidelines of BRICS summit.

Narendra Modi was also introduced to Indophile Professor Wang and received a memento from him.

Wang, who teaches Hindi at Peking University in China, has translated 10 ancient Indian works, including the Gita and Yoga Sutras into Chinese. He gifted a frame of the covers of all the books in Hindu that he has translated to Chinese, to Narendra Modi. He presented the frame to Modi himself.

PM Modi was also gifted a portrait of himself by Chinese painter Shen Shu from Hangzhou’s Zhejiang Kaiming Art Gallery. The painting, made by Shen Shu and his team, took nearly four months to complete, PM Modi tweeted.

The presentation of presents took place after Narendra Modi met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, along with Chinese president Xi Jinping.

PM Modi reached Hangzhou Saturday night after concluding his two day visit in Hanoi, meeting with Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang. He will also have bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He will also meet British Prime Minister Theresa May and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri in the second and concluding session of the G20, before returning to Delhi.