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Rahul Gandhi visit INA memorial, meets ministers in Singapore

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

today visited the iconic in and paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, besides holding talks with senior ministers including

Gandhi is in during which he will also call on

"paid tributes to Netaji at the historic in #RGinSingapore #RGTributeToNetaji," the party said in tweet.

The party said the 47-year-old Gandhi met Lim Wee Kiak, senior of State Janil Puthucheary, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee, Joan Pereira, and Balakrishnan.

Gandhi began the Singapore leg of his visit today with an address to Indian entrepreneurs. He will also travel to and meet the country's

"Over the next three days, I look forward to meeting the Indian community, business leaders and members of the Indian Overseas Congress in Singapore and Malaysia," Gandhi tweeted.

He also addressed the prestigious Yew School of Public Policy,

"Congress paid a visit to the located at Balestier Road. Established in 1923, the foundation stone of the was laid down by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950," the party said in another tweet.

The (INA) monument was constructed to commemorate the "Unknown Warrior" of the

The historic war memorial was built during the Japanese occupation of Singapore as the Japanese and the INA had one enemy in common - the British.

It was unveiled by in Singapore in July 1945 after British forces ended the Japanese occupation of Singapore later that year.

The words inscribed on the war memorial were its motto, which is Unity (Ittefaq), Faith (Etmad) and Sacrifice (Kurbani).

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:50 IST