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PM Modi in Singapore: Unveils plaque marking immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and unveiled plaque marking the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes at Clifford Pier on Saturday. Singapore's former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong also present.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plaque marking the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhis ashes at Clifford Pier. Singapores former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong also present. Courtesy: @PMOIndia

"Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and I unveiled a plaque marking the site where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed at the Clifford Pier in Singapore," Modi tweeted.

"Bapu's message reverberates globally. His thoughts and ideals motivate us to work for the greater good of humanity," he said in a tweet.

In 1948, Gandhi's ashes were sent to various parts of India and the world, including Singapore.

Clifford Pier was Singapore's seafront landmark under the colonial government. It had since been renovated and currently serves as a restaurant under the same namesake "The Clifford Pier", offering a selection of local, Asian and Western dishes under the operations of The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

The plaque will underline the strongly growing ties between the two countries.

The prime minister will also interact with the local representatives after the plaque unveiling. PM Modi is here on the last leg of his three-nation tour.

(WIth PTI inputs)

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