VIDEO: You can't mess with a Gujarati in kite flying and Modi proved it in Indonesia

30 May 2018, 02:56 PM
PM Modi, Indonesian President Joko Widodo flying kites in Jakarta (Photo: Twitter/MEA)
PM Modi, Indonesian President Joko Widodo flying kites in Jakarta (Photo: Twitter/MEA)

If you are an Indian and especially from Gujarat, no one in the world can defeat you at least in the kite flying competition. And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who grew up flying kites on the roofs of his home in Gujarat’s Vadnagar, proved it in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Modi, who was in Jakarta on Wednesday as part of his five-day, three-nation visit, flew kites with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at a kite exhibition which was organised to showcase the strong civilisational links between India and Indonesia.

In a video tweeted by ANI, while Modi is seen flying his kite with ease, Widodo is struggling to keep the hold on his kite, prompting security officers to take over the ‘Manjha’.

The kite exhibition was themed on Hindu mythology epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata with images of Lord Rama killing his rival and demon king Ravana printed on kites.

Watch the video below:

During the visit, Modi held a delegation level talks with the Indonesian president and signed 15 MoUs in the areas of Defence, Space, Railways, and health among others.

Earlier on Tuesday, Modi arrived in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the first leg of his three-nation tour, which also includes Malaysia and Singapore, to further boost India's Act East Policy.

First Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:30 PM
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