Indian PM Modi hails influence of Indian culture in Argentina

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India's culture is very much liked in Argentina while addressing the first episode of this year's 'Mann Ki Baat.'

In his address, PM Modi mentioned the contributions of the Hastinapur Foundation in Argentina.

"Today, I will tell you about the Indian culture making its mark in Argentina. Our culture is very much liked in Argentina. In 2018, during my visit to Argentina, I participated in a yoga program - 'Yoga for Peace'. There is an organization in Argentina - Hastinapur Foundation; this foundation is involved in propagating Indian Vedic traditions in Argentina," PM Modi said.

"It was founded 40 years ago by a lady, Professor Aida Albrecht. Professor Aida Albrecht is going to turn 90 today. How her association with India happened is also very interesting. When she was 18 years old, she was first introduced to the power of Indian culture. She also spent a lot of time in India. She studied about Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads in depth. Today the Hastinapur Foundation has more than 40,000 members and about 30 branches in Argentina and other Latin American countries", the Prime Minister said.

"Her ashram is also very enchanting. Twelve temples have been built in the ashram, in which there are idols of many Gods and Goddesses. There is also a temple at the centre of all this which has been built for Advaitwadi Dhyan," he added.

The Prime Minister, in his monthly address today, said that the diverse colours and spiritual strength of Indian culture have always attracted people from all over the world.


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