PM Modi urges foreign nationals of 182 nations to work as India’s cultural envoys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the unveiling of various development projects at Yavatmal in Maharashtra on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the unveiling of various development projects at Yavatmal in Maharashtra on Saturday.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged representatives and nationals of as many as 182 countries including one Sindh-based Pakistani citizen to work as India’s cultural ambassadors and spread the word about India’s culture and heritage.

“I request you all that when you go back to your country, you spread the word about India’s culture and heritage and your own positive experience in India,” Mr Modi said in an interaction with delegates from around the globe who were on a day long trip to Prayagraj Kumbh to see the “largest gathering of humanity”.

He said that until one actually visits the Kumbh Mela, one cannot appreciate completely, what a great heritage it is. He said that this tradition has continued uninterrupted for thousands of years.He said the Kumbh is as much about social reform as it is about spirituality.

The PM said that the Kumbh has been a forum for discussion among spiritual leaders and social reformers, to chart a roadmap for the future, and monitor progress.(AGENCIES)