The Asian Age

Modi nar­rates story of Kr­ishna to kids


Tokyo, Sept. 1: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Mon­day vis­ited an el­e­men­tary school here and min­gled with the stu­dents, nar­rat­ing them the story of Lord Kr­ishna.

Mr Modi wanted to learn how the Ja­panese ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem works and re­ceived a pre­sen­ta­tion in this re­gard at the Taimei El­e­men­tary School on the third day of his Ja­pan visit.

Sub­se­quently, he went to a mu­sic class where the chil­dren, in the age group of 78 years, sang a song for him. They also played mu­sic as he stood be­tween them.

Find­ing that some stu­dents were play­ing flute, he told them that mu­sic has the po­ten­tial of at­tract­ing an­i­mals. As the stu­dents stood amused, he nar­rated the story of Lord Kr­ishna. “In In­dia’s mythol­ogy, there is Lord Kr­ishna. He used to play flute and that used to at­tract cows to him,” he said. He then played the flute for the chil­dren.

The school was func­tional as nor­mal and there was no dis­rup­tion de­spite the high pro­file visit be­cause of which a se­cu­rity blan­ket was put there.

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