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Myanmar Visit: PM Modi visits different religious, historic monuments

September 07, 2017:    On the last day of his three day visit to Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited different religious and historic monuments this morning. He paid a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, an ancient religious monument in Yangon. It is said that this pagoda contains the relics of four Buddhas, who have attained enlightenment, and therefore it is known as Shwedagon, the Reliquary of the Four.

The Prime Minister also visited Martyrs memorial to pay his tributes. The Memorial houses the remains of General Aung San and the six comrades who were assassinated on 19 July 1947. Prime Minister Modi also visited Aung San museum. The Museum offers a glimpse into the life of Myanmar’s national hero, who despite his power was a very honest and selfless man and preferred a simple lifestyle.

The Prime Minister visited Kalibari temple and perform puja there. Before leaving for New Delhi he also visited the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor and leader of India’s First War of Independence, 1857. After the revolt, the emperor was exiled to Myanmar in 1858.    (AIR NEWS)

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