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Seychelles leader Wavel Ramkalawan meets Bihar Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

of the Opposition Ramkalawan today called on Satya Pal Malik at the here and expressed happiness over visiting the state from where his ancestors hailed.

told the that he felt "great pride" in visiting and was "moved by the love and respect" showered on him when he visited his native Parsauni village in district.

Ramkalawan, whose great-grandfather had migrated from more than 100 years ago, came to earlier this week to participate in the first PIO (persons of Indian origin) Parliamentarians Conference held at

According a warm welcome to the leader, Malik told him about Bihar's "immense contribution" to India's glorious history and great men like Gautamm Buddha, Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, Ashoka, Chandragputa and who were associated with the land.

Malik also told Ramkalawan that 'Satyagraha' was launched by in Champaran in and made him known to the people of the country.

The people from the state have carved out a niche for themselves in all parts of the world by virtue of their merit and hard work, he added.

The also presented the with a memento during the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:50 IST