Dublin, Sept 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived on historic visit to Ireland on Wednesday got a warm welcome from Irish kids.
PM Modi appreciated the song sung in Sanskrit by Irish kids.
"Amazed to hear Sanskrit songs being sung by Irish kids. I congratulate their teachers," PM Modi said.
"If this had happened in India, some people would have questioned the secularism," said PM Modi.
Taking a dig at previous governments for not having visited Ireland earlier, Modi said "There are many who would remember that sometime (in the distant past) an Indian prime minister came to Ireland" evoking laughter from the rapturous crowd.
During his day-long visit to Ireland, Modi, who is the first Indian prime minister to visit Ireland in 59 years, held talks with his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny after which he hoped that Ireland's visa policy will be sensitive to the requirements of India's IT firms.