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PM Modi visits National Library in Kolkata, pays floral tribute to Netaji

Modi paid floral tributes at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue at the National Library in Kolkata on his birth anniversary

Narendra Modi | Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose | Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

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PM Narendra Modi at National Library in Kolkata | Photo: ANI

Prime Minister paid floral tributes at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue at the Library in on his birth anniversary on Saturday.

Modi went around seeing paintings by around 100 artists on a 40-metre long canvas on the sprawling lawns of Belvedere House at the Library compound.

The prime minister paid floral tributes at the feet of Netaji's statue on his arrival at the library.

He was accompanied by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Modi interacted with some of the artists as he went around seeing the paintings and folk art of Bengal.

The prime minister also greeted participants in an international conference on "Revisiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose" at Belvedere House to mark his 125th birth anniversary.

Modi was at the Library for 18 minutes, following which he left for Victoria Memorial to attend a programme.

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First Published: Sat, January 23 2021. 17:14 IST