Modi gifts books to Kazakhstan president

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented a set of books relating to religions born in India to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“The gift set includes the English translation of Guru Granth Sahib along with specially commissioned reproductions from the manuscripts collection of National Museum in Delhi,” an official statement said.

The gift set also includes one of Jainism’s revered texts, Bhadrabahu’s Kalpasutra in Prakrit; one of Buddhism’s scriptures Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita in Sanskrit; and a Persian translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana in nastaliq script.

President Nazarbayev has been organising a Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions every three years at the Palace of Peace and Accord in Astana since 2003.

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