Bhutan PM vists Modi's home town

Friday 16th January 2015 04:01 EST

Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay visited the various parts of Gujarat, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home town of Vadnagar on Monday during his Vibrant Gujarat visit.

He spent over an hour at the Buddhist stupa and monastery, besides meeting Modi's brother Somabhai Modi in Vadnagar.“Delighted to meet Somabhai, [email protected] brother. He looks just like his brother when he offers a warm smile with a sparkle in his eyes,” Tobgay tweeted.

The Bhutanese prime minister described his visit to Vadnagar as a spiritual pilgrimage. He was seen keenly listening to the history of the relics from the Buddhist era. The Bhutanese PM and his 18-member delegate was followed by a large crowd as he walked around the monastery in his traditional Bhutanese attire. He greeted the curious crowd with a smile and waving of hand as he walked the streets of the town. “Begun my spiritual pilgrimage by visiting Vadnagar, important to both Hindus and Buddhists. And birthplace of PM Modi,” Tobagay further wrote on the micro-blogging website.

While in Vadnagar, he also visited the 1,000-year-old Kirti Toran built during the Solanki era. There he visited a private company that cultivated mushroom using organic waste. Tobagay wanted to apply that same technology in his country. Before going to Vadnagar, Tobgay visited GIFT City in Gandhinagar and said he was inspired by India's first `Smart City'. Later in the day, he also visited Charankha solar park in Patan district and Amadavad Haat in Ahmedabad.

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