Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a torso of Mahatma Gandhi at Yonsei University here on Thursday.
The Yonsei university in espousing Gandhian values making it an apt place to install Mahatma Gandhi’s bust,in the heart of Seoul.
Mahatma Gandhi is considered as the icon of peace in North Korea.Gandhian principles ,especially sustainable development and environmental protection are embedded in the Korean Psyche and culture throgh reforestation policy undertaken by Republic of Korea in the 1960’s.
PM Narendra Modi reached Seoul on Thursday morning on a two day visit aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership between South Korea and Indian and Boosting bilateral and cultural ties.
The Seoul Mayor gifted PM Modi with a Bodhi tree sapling.Modi will also visit and respect the National Cemetery in Seoul.
South Korea also awarded PM Modi with Seoul Peace Prize for his contribution in global growth international cooperation and human development,which was announced in October.