President Kovind gifts relics of Buddha to Suu Kyi

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 22:02 hrs

[Myanmar], Dec 11 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind gifted Myanmar's State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi a replica of the casket containing relics of Gautam Buddha here on Tuesday, marking the "deep historical and civilisational links between India and Myanmar".

The original casket was excavated from Dev Ni Mori in Gujarat.

President Kovind, accompanied by First Lady Savita Kovind, is currently on a three-day visit maiden visit to Myanmar. He met with Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace on December 11 here, where he was welcomed with military honours.

Two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed between Myanmar and India on Tuesday - one in the area of judicial training and another on science and technology cooperation. The President is slated to attend an official dinner which is being hosted in his honour by the President of Myanmar, U. Win Myint, later this evening.

President Kovind and the First Lady will depart for Yangon on Wednesday, where they will lay a wreath at the Martyr's Mausoleum, which is the resting place of General Aung San, Suu Kyi's late father. They will emplane for Delhi on the morning of December 14, wrapping up their maiden visit to the neighbouring nation. (ANI)