Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tamil Version of his poem, which he wrote after a visit to the picturesque, rocky heritage site in the coastal state, has won applause from Kollywood Actors of the Tamil Film Industry. On October 12, PM Modi took Chinese President Xi Jinping for a sightseeing of the “Shore Temple” – UNESCO World Heritage Site – located in Mamallapuram.
After the Chinese President left for China, PM Modi tweets a long-written poem in Hindi, which he has composed after took inspiration from his visit to the seaside. A week later, PM Modi has translated the poem written in Hindi in Tamil, which is one of the oldest languages in the world.
PM Modi tweets, “Here is a Tamil translation of the poem I wrote while I was at the picturesque shores of Mamallapuram a few days ago.”
Tamil Actor Vivekh tweets, “Saluting nature is saluting God. Bcoz nature is the Almighty! Great! Hon Narendra Modi Sir! Thank you on behalf of our nation, for your lovable poem on mahab ocean!”
Vivekh is also a ‘Padmashree Award’ winner and has completed around 500 films in Tamil.
The Indian Prime Minister replied to his tweet, “Thank You Vivek! Respect for nature is a key part of our ethos. Nature manifests divinity and greatness. The scenic shores of Mamallapuram and the morning calm provided perfect moments to express some of my thoughts.”
A producer-cum-distributor G Dhananjaya tweets, ‘Amazing love of our Hon. Narendra Modi ji for Tamil. We all must celebrate his love and support for our language. Thank You, Sir.”
G Dhananjaya is the founder of the film institute BOFTA.
Replying to the producer’s tweet, PM Modi said: “Glad to be expressing myself in the world’s oldest language, which has nurtured a vibrant culture. The Tamil language is beautiful, the Tamil people are exceptional”
On October 13, PM Modi has shared his poem on Twitter in Hindi, has said that it was about his “conversation” with the ocean and it conveys the “world of my feelings.”
When he was at Mamallapuram, also popular as Mahabalipuram, the Indian Prime Minister had shared a few pictures of him walking and exercising on the seashore. PM Modi has also shared a three-minute video of him “jogging” and picking up litter on the beach, in what was considered as sending an awareness message about his-led government’s behavioral change program, popular as “Swachh Bharat Mission”.