Seoul, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Yonsei University in Seoul.
"It is an honour to unveil the bust of Bapu at Yonsei University in Seoul. This becomes even more special because we are doing so at a time when we mark the 150th birth anniversary of Bapu," Mr Modi said.
He said, "Through his lifestyle, Bapu showed what living in harmony with nature is." Mahatma also showed to the world that it is "important to leave a clean and green planet" for the future generations.
"The thoughts and ideals of Bapu have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two challenges the humanity is faced with these days," Mr Modi said. During his stay in South Korea, Mr Modi will be conferred upon with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize at a ceremony to be organised by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation on Friday "in recognition of his national and international contributions".
Earlier, addressing a symposium attended by top South Korean business leaders here, Prime Minister said he always sees South Korea as 'natural partner' for India in pushing the economic growth which is inclusive and result oriented.
"I want to see more and more Korean businessmen turn their attention to India," he said adding during his stint as Chief Minister of Gujarat also he has always looked at the Korean spirit of entrepreneurship.
Prime Minister also launched the India Korea Start Hub and said this would provide a meeting centre for Indian talent and Korean Start Up ventures.
Mr Modi also pointed out that his government is laying lot of emphasis on ensuring 'inclusive' growth in the country. (UNI)