PM Modi calls for increased tourism in Northeast
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to visit places with natural beauty and wildlife such as northeastern India and Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.
New Delhi, Aug 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to visit places with natural beauty and wildlife such as northeastern India and Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.
"There is glorious abundance of nature in the northeast and Jim Corbett National Park," Modi said in his monthly "Mann Ki Baat" programme.
In the third-edition of the programme after Modi assumed office for a second term, he said: "Your eyes will be fastened with the nature of the northeast and your mind will be further broadened, become sombre and calm."
The Prime Minister also said that after the recent broadcast of his "Man Vs Wild" episode on Discovery Channel with Bear Grylls, people are talking about wildlife and environment conservation.
The episode was shot at Jim Corbett National Park located in Nainital district, Uttarakhand. Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, it is India's oldest national park, where Project Tiger was launched in 1973.
In an humanitarian gesture, the Bahrain government on Sunday pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in the Gulf nation during the maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the oil-rich country.
The prime minister expressed his gratitude to the Bahrain leadership for the Royal pardon.
According to an official data, 8,189 Indians are lodged in various prisons in foreign countries, with Saudi Arabia having the highest number at 1,811 followed by the UAE at 1,392.
It was not clear how many Indians are lodged in jails in the Gulf kingdom.
"In a kind and humanitarian gesture, the Government of Bahrain has pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in Bahrain," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted.
The prime minister has specially thanked the King of Bahrain and the entire Royal Family for their kindness and the compassionate decision, it added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital during his two-day visit to the Gulf nation.
The facelift for the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will kick off later this year.
The USD 4.2 million redevelopment project will be on a piece of land measuring 16,500 square feet and the new four-floor structure covering 45,000 square feet will have an overall height of 30 meters.
Modi arrived in Bahrain on Saturday, the first-ever by an Indian Prime Minister to this Gulf nation.
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