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Mahatma Gandhi’s plaque unveiled in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s former premier Goh Chok Tong on Saturday jointly unveiled a plaque to pay tribute at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in the city-state.

Modi, who is in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour, unveiled the plaque on the seafront where some of the Mahatma’s ashes were immersed in 1948.

A beautiful rendition of ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’, a favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi, was sung on the occasion.

After Gandhi’s death in 1948, his ashes were sent to various parts of India and the world, including Singapore, for immersion.

Earlier, Modi met Goh, a veteran leader and an advocate of deeper India-Singapore engagement.

“Had a productive meeting with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong,” Modi tweeted after meeting Goh.

Modi arrived in Singapore on Thursday on the last leg of his three-nation visit. He earlier visited Indonesia and Malaysia.

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