Thimpu: PM Modi addresses students at Royal University of Bhutan
PM Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Bhutan, addressed the students of the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimpu on Sunday morning. Interacting with the students, he asked the "brightest minds" of the Himalayan nation to work hard and take Bhutan to great heights. "There is no better time to be young than now," the Prime Minister told the students. Here's more.
World today offers more opportunities than ever before: PM Modi
"The world today offers more opportunities than ever before. You have the power and potential to do extraordinary things, which will impact generations to come. Find your real calling and pursue it with full passion," said PM Modi, addressing the students.
Indian friends will cheer you with pride: Modi to students
"As Bhutan soars high in its endeavors, your 1.3 billion Indian friends will not just look on and cheer you with pride and happiness," PM Modi said in his address. "They will partner you, share with you and learn from you," he added. Notably, this is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first one since being re-elected in May this year.
Bhutan to soon launch its own satellite
PM Modi also referred to India's space programs and Chandrayaan-2 as well. He also added Bhutan is soon going to have its own satellite. "It is even a matter of great happiness...young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers, and innovators," he said.
Watch PM Modi interacting with Bhutanese students
Addressing students at the Royal University of Bhutan. Watch. https://t.co/eGoTRXS1bI— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2019
'Exam Warriors' influenced by teachings of Lord Buddha: PM Modi
Meanwhile, PM Modi also referred to his book Exam Warriors while encouraging the students to overcome their fears. "Can I tell you something? Much of what I wrote in 'Exam Warriors' is influenced by the teachings of Lord Buddha, especially the importance of positivity, overcoming fear, and living in oneness, be it with the present moment or with Mother Nature," he told them.
India, Bhutan signed ten agreements in space-research, aviation, and more
Earlier on Saturday, PM Modi met with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering to discuss steps to broaden bilateral ties across sectors. They also signed ten agreements, including in space research, aviation, information technology, power, and education. PM Modi, who will return to India Sunday evening, also launched the RuPay Card in Bhutan by shopping at the Simtokha Dzong built in 1629.