In Pics: Day 3 of PM Modi's visit to Singapore

The third and final day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Singapore started with a solemn programme. Along with the former Prime Minister of Singapore, ESM Goh Chok Tong, he unveiled a plaque marking the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore on March 27, 1948. The whole atmosphere on the occasion were taken to a bygone era as the favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi- Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye was sung by the artists. However, the programme reached its crescendo as Singaporean artists played the favourite bhajan-Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pawan Sita Ram/ Ishwar Allah Tero Naam, Sab Ko Sanmati De Bhagwan on musical instruments.

Later, PM Modi strengthened cultural bonds with Singapore by making visit to different places of worship including Mariamman Temple, Chulia mosque and  Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. However, maximum crowd was witnessed at Mariamman Temple where members of Indian diaspora turned up in large numbers to see the popular Prime Minister. This is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore built in 1827, dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. He offered prayers in the temple. PM Modi also went to Chulia mosque built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India's Coromandal Coast. After that, he headed to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum accompanied with Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with former Prime Minister of Singapore, ESM Goh Chok Tong at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with former Prime Minister of Singapore, ESM Goh Chok Tong at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
The board containing the details about the immersion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore.
The board containing the details about the immersion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore. Photo: Connected to India
 A view of Marina Bay from Clifford Pier with the board containing details about the immersion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes  in the foreground.
A view of Marina Bay from Clifford Pier with the board containing details about the immersion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes in the foreground. Photo: Connected to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving at the Fullerton Hotel for the unveiling of plaque ceremony.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving at the Fullerton Hotel for the unveiling ceremony. Photo: Connected to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM of Singapore ESM Goh Chok Tong unveiling a plaque marking the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM of Singapore ESM Goh Chok Tong unveiling a plaque marking the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore. Photo : Connected to India
Beautiful rendition of 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye', a favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi being sung on the occasion of unveiling of plaque marking the site where Mahatma's ashes were immersed.
Beautiful rendition of 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye', a favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi being sung on the occasion of unveiling of plaque marking the site where Mahatma's ashes were immersed. Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore which was built in 1827.
Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore which was built in 1827. Photo : Connected to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi strengthened cultural bonds with Singapore as he visited the Mariamman Temple dedicated to Goddess Mariamman.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi strengthened cultural bonds with Singapore as he visited the Mariamman Temple dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. Photo : Connected to India
Priest applying tilak on the forehead of PM Modi during his visit to Mariamman Temple in Singapore.
Priest applying tilak on the forehead of PM Modi during his visit to Mariamman Temple in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Chulia mosque of Singapore built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India's Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Chulia mosque of Singapore built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India's Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi visiting Chulia mosque in Singapore. He is accompanied by Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi visiting Chulia mosque in Singapore. He is accompanied by Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi visiting the magnificient Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore.
PM Modi visiting the magnificent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi along with Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien (extreme left) at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
PM Modi along with Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien (extreme left) at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
To mark the visit of Indian PM Modi to the National Orchid Garden, an orchid was named after him-Dendrobrium Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
To mark the visit of Indian PM Modi to the National Orchid Garden, an orchid was named after him-Dendrobrium Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Dendrobrium Narendra Modi is a strong and robust tropical orchid which produces upright inflorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 well-arranged flowers.
Dendrobrium Narendra Modi is a strong and robust tropical orchid which produces upright inflorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 well-arranged flowers. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi unveiling Kala Sangam, a permanent platform established by High Commission of India at Indian Heritage Centre. The purpose of the platform is to to bring Indian artisans to Singapore to demonstrate their craft, make and sell their products. Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien is also present on the occasion.
PM Modi unveiling Kala Sangam, a permanent platform established by High Commission of India at Indian Heritage Centre. The purpose of the platform is to to bring Indian artisans to Singapore to demonstrate their craft, make and sell their products. Singapore Culture Minister Grace Fu Hai Yien is also present on the occasion. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi seeing various exhibits being displayed at the Indian Heritage Centre.
PM Modi seeing various exhibits being displayed at the Indian Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi being given a rousing reception at Indian Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi being given a rousing reception at Indian Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
An Indian artist showing her painting to PM Modi at Indian Heritage Centre.
An Indian artist showing her painting to PM Modi at Indian Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi purchasing a Madhubani painting using a RuPay card at Indian Heritage Centre.
PM Modi purchasing a Madhubani painting using a RuPay card at Indian Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi, Senior Minister of State for Defence of Singapore Md. Maliki Osman and other dignitaries on-board the RSS Formidable Frigate of the Singapore Navy. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi, Senior Minister of State for Defence of Singapore Md. Maliki Osman and other dignitaries on-board the RSS Formidable Frigate of the Singapore Navy. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi on board INS Satpura which is visiting the Changi Naval Base as part of its deployment in the region.
PM Modi on board INS Satpura which is visiting the Changi Naval Base as part of its deployment in the region. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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