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Modi entertains Japanese people with his drumming skills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi beats a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo on Tuesday. TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is also seen.(PTI Photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi beats a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo on Tuesday. TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is also seen. (PTI Photo)
Press Trust of India | Tokyo | Posted: September 2, 2014 7:53 pm | Updated: September 2, 2014 8:22 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s skills as a drummer were Tuesday on full display here as he joined the Japanese percussionists to perform a ‘jugalbandi’ with them.

The 63-year-old leader gave tough competition to the professional drummers as he tried his hand on the drum at an event to launch TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy here.

He first watched the male and female drummers perform and seemingly was enjoying.

Narendra Modi beating a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo. (PTI Photo) Narendra Modi beating a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo. (PTI Photo)

Then he moved forward and started beating the drums quite well, much to the amusement of the gathering.

On the occasion, he invited Japanese people to visit and explore India and spread the word about their experience.

“Don’t confine yourself to hotels, go out and spend and become our ambassadors,” he told the gathering.

Pitching for upgradation of knowledge skills, he said having knowledge will be more powerful than those having weapons in the 21st century.

“In the 21st century, those having knowledge will be more powerful than those having weapons,” he said.

PHOTOS: Narendra Modi reveals his musical side in Japan

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