Prime Minister Narendra Modi Honoured with the Seoul Peace Prize

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Today, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the Seoul Peace Prize.

This award has previously been given to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former UN chiefs Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan.

While gracefully accepting the prize, PM Modi said the Seoul Peace Prize belonged not to him personally, but to the success India had achieved in the last five years powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people.

He said he would contribute the prize money — $200,000 — to the Namami Gange fund.


Meanwhile, back on Twitter, netizens were going ga-ga over the video of the children singing Vaishnav Jan To.

Take a look.

The smallest girl in the chair stood right in front, her arms by her sides, and picked up where the flute ended its melody.

“Vaishnav jan to,” the children sang, “…tene kahiye je peed paraayi jaane re…” — the Gujarati bhajan that was Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite.

Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of India’s ministry of external affairs, asked Twitter followers if they had seen a more endearing rendition.

The occasion was a state luncheon hosted by South Korean president Moon Jae-in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the East Asian nation for a two-day visit.

Have you seen a more endearing rendition of Vaishnav Jan To bhajan?