Tokyo, Sept. 2 ANI | 3 months ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy and flagged off the first batch of students who will be going to India for training with TCS.

The TCS Academy is a Joint Venture of Tata Consultancy Services and Mitsubishi Corporation.

In his remarks to the students, PM Modi said that the 21st century would be a 'knowledge century'. He also referred to India's 'knowledge' heritage and leadership of the world in the past, through institutions such as Taxila and Nalanda.

Addressing the audience, PM Modi said, "The first reference of University in India occurs in the history around 2600 years ago and students of 89 countries studied there. Students of Japan used to study at the Takshila and Nalanda University in India."

"Today only a person with all the knowledge and information can lead ahead. That is why in the age of technology and information, I believe all the students who are going to India, will increase their knowledge", he added.

Prime Minister Modi also urged the students to experience the culture and food of India when they visit the country.

"My wishes are with you but I would also like to request you not to lock yourself in a room when you come to India, instead go out, look around. If you taste a new dish every day in India, I am sure you'll be able to try out new dishes for 6 months without repetition", he said.

Blessing the students, PM Modi said, "My wishes are with you, I truly believe you all will become great Ambassadors".

During the event, he was also seen playing drums with the ceremonial Japanese drummers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to meet the emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace today. Later in the day, he will also be inaugurating the Vivekananda cultural centre at the Indian embassy before concluding his bilateral tour.

He had also met the Governor of Aichi Prefecture of Japan, Hideaki Ohmura and the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa earlier today.

(Posted on 02-09-2014)

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