Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside together with his Papua New Guinea counterpart James Marape on Monday launched the Tamil traditional ‘Thirukkural’ within the Tok Pisin language to carry the Indian thought and tradition nearer to the individuals of this southwestern Pacific nation.
PM Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea on Sunday on his maiden go to to the nation, turning into the primary Indian prime minister to go to right here. He co-hosted with Marape a key summit between India and 14 Pacific island international locations to spice up bilateral ties.
Tok Pisin is the official language of Papua New Guinea.
“Indian diaspora maintaining alive join with the motherland! [email protected] & PM James Marape launched a translation of the Tamil traditional ‘Thirukkural’ within the Tok Pisin language of Papua New Guinea,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs tweeted.
Co-authored by Subha Sasindran and Governor Sasindran Muthuvel of West New Britain Province, the guide brings Indian thought and tradition nearer to the individuals of Papua New Guinea, it stated.
“In Papua New Guinea, PM James Marape and I had the honour of releasing the Thirukkural in Tok Pisin language. Thirukkural is an iconic work, which supplies beneficial insights throughout completely different topics,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Thirukkural, a group of couplets on ethics, political and financial issues, and love, is written by Poet Thiruvalluvar.
“I wish to commend @pngsasi, Governor of the West New Britain Province and Mrs. Subha Sasindran for his or her effort to translate the Thirukkural in Tok Pisin. Governor Sasindran has performed his education in Tamil whereas Mrs. Subha Sasindran is a revered linguist,” he stated in one other tweet.
Prime Minister Modi has beforehand launched a translation of the guide in his mom tongue Gujarati.
He has praised Thirukkural on many events.
In one in all his speeches, the Prime Minister stated, “Thirukkural shouldn’t be solely a literary masterpiece however a unprecedented information for frequent residing. It exhibits us the trail of righteousness and conjures up us to steer a selfless life.” He additionally acknowledged that Thirukkural “stays related even as we speak and might function an inspiration for the current technology.” The prime minister has usually quoted Thirukkural in his speeches and tweets and even gifted a replica of the guide to the late Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in 2014.
“Thirukkural is a treasure trove stuffed with inspiring concepts that children all around the world can learn and profit from,” he had stated.
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