Ram Nath Kovind visits Da Nang museum, My Son sanctuary in Vietnam
Hanoi, Nov 19: President of India Ram Nath Kovind will visit Hanoi where he will lay a wreath at the monument of National Heroes and Martyrs and at the mausoleum of Ho Chi Min.
He will hold talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong, besides meeting Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other leaders. Kovind will also be addressing the National Assembly of Vietnam. He will become the second foreign leader to achieve the rare honour after Chinese President Xi Jinping.
India and Vietnam have a Strategic comprehensive partnership and deep civilization linkages as well as regular high-level visits. This will be the president's first visit to an ASEAN country since he assumed the office.
Ram Nath Kovind visit Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang,
The Da Nang museum is collaborating with the National Museum of India in studying and compiling a book introducing the relationship between the Cham sculpture and the Indian art, which will be printed in India at the end of 2018.
The Da Nang Museum
President Ram Nath Kovind and first lady Savita Kovind visit Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, Vietnam. The sculptures date from 4th to 13th centuries CE. (pic 2: Shiv Linga with the wedding of Lord Ram and Sita carved on the base. Pic 3: Garuda)
The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology in India have signed a memorandum of understanding on the compilation and publication of the catalogue "Cham Sculpture of Vietnam and the relationship with Indian art", which studies 50 sculptures in the collection of the Da Nang museum.
My Son sanctuary
President Ram Nath Kovind and first lady Savita Kovind at My Son sanctuary in Quảng Nam. My Son is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples in Vietnam, constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The complex is located near the village of Duy Phu in Quang Nam Province in Central Vietnam. The complex is situated in a valley roughly two kilometres wide that is surrounded by two mountain ranges.
Kovind also enjoyed a local cultural performance at My Son temple complex. Kovind is in Vietnam as part of his two-nation tour that will also take him to Australia.