WATCH: Vietnam University Students Sing 'Yeh Dosti' to Honour Indian President Kovind
A heartwarming gesture!
File photo of President Ram Nath Kovind.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day official visit to Vietnam, received a warm Bollywood welcome.
Spouses of Embassy staff and university students teamed up to perform a rendition of 'Yeh dosti' from the 1975 blockbuster Sholay to honour the president.
A video posted by news agency ANI showed President Kovind along with his wife Savita Kovind at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi where the students dedicated the Kishore Kumar song for the visitors.
The performers also thrilled the President by singing a soulful rendition of "Sabarmati Ke Sant" during the Indian community reception.
"Mahatma Gandhi's message of non-violence continues to inspire millions across the world!" wrote Kovind on his Twitter page.
Delighted to hear soulful rendition of "Sabarmati Ke Sant" by Vietnamese students during the Indian community reception. Mahatma Gandhi's message of non-violence continues to inspire millions across the world! #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/mh56YBgzj1— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 19, 2018
On Monday, the Prez visited My Son temple complex in Vietnam that houses Hindu deities such as Krishna, Vishnu, and Shiva.
#PresidentKovind visited My Son — UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Da Nang. One of Vietnam's treasured national heritage sites, this Hindu temple complex is a link to age-old ties with India. The Archaeological Survey of India is helping in its restoration. 🇮🇳🇻🇳 pic.twitter.com/oWy5LWRkmO— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 19, 2018
The Indian President also visited the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, Vietnam.
#PresidentKovind visited the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, Vietnam earlier today. Glimpses of remnants of the Hindu-Buddhist Cham civilisation that goes back 2,000 years 🇮🇳🇻🇳 pic.twitter.com/No3XUdqZgc— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 19, 2018
The 3-day visit also happens to be his first visit to Southeast Asia as President of India.
Received a warm welcome on my arrival in Da Nang, Vietnam. This is my first visit to Southeast Asia as President of India. India and Vietnam share close and cordial relations. I look forward to strengthening our bilateral ties 🇮🇳🇻🇳 #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/Y5aDb6KS4O— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 18, 2018
Kovind is in Vietnam to boost bilateral trade, technology and investment relations between the two countries.
#PresidentKovind addresses the Indian community in Hanoi; says India-Vietnam friendship is civilizational; the Indian community in Vietnam plays an important part in promoting bilateral ties and creating opportunities for the local economy and society pic.twitter.com/2WfzzpGrxS— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 19, 2018
Last month, during her visit to Kuwait, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was left mesmerised after a Kuwaiti singer recited Mahatma Gandhi's favourite hymn - 'Vaishnav jan'.
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