Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted by dignitaries, as he emplaned for Delhi after concluding the two-day Bhutan visit.
PM Modi thanked Bhutan for a memorable visit.
“Thank you Bhutan! It was a memorable visit. The affection I have received from the people of this wonderful nation can never be forgotten. There were many programmes which I had the honour of taking part in. The outcomes of the visit will enhance bilateral ties,” Modi said.
He also thanked the people and Government of Bhutan for the warm welcome and hospitality during this visit.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi addressed the students at the Royal University and asked them to work hard and take the Himalayan nation to great heights.
“There is no better time to be young than now,” PM Modi told the students.
“Yes, we have challenges. But for every challenge, we have young minds to find innovative solutions to overcome them. Let no limitation constrain you. I want to tell you all- there is no better time to be young than now,” PM Modi said.
“As Bhutan soars high in its endeavours, your 1.3 billion Indian friends will not just look on and cheer you with pride and happiness. They will partner you, share with you and learn from you,” he said.
“The world today offers more opportunities than ever before. You have the power and potential to do extra-ordinary things, which will impact generations to come. Find your real calling and pursue it with full passion,” Modi added.
Recalling a Facebook post of Prime Minister Dr Tshering in which he mentioned about Exam Warriors — a book written by PM Modi to advise youngsters about how to face exams without stress, Modi said that post touched his heart.
“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,” Modi said.
Modi further said, “Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles.”
Modi also paid his respects at the National Memorial Chorten, a revered monument honouring the late Third Druk Gyalpo.
“A heartfelt tribute. PM @narendramodi pays his respects at the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu, a revered monument honoring the late Third Druk Gyalpo,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.