04 July 2017
The Prime Minister of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Damodardas Modi visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, today. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev guided the Prime Minister throughout his visit. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also participated in today's tour.
The Indian Prime Minister visited the Hall of Names, participated in a memorial Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and toured the Children's Memorial. Afterwards wrote the following in the Yad Vashem Guest Book:
"I am deeply moved by my visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum. It is as much a poignant reminder of the unspeakable evil inflicted generations ago as it is a symbol of the endurance and fortitude of the Jewish people.
As we deal with conflict, intolerance, hatred and terror in our time, Yad Vashem serves as a mirror to society around the world. May we not forget the injustices of the past and its devastating toll on humanity and remembering the past.
We may empower our children to make compassionate, just and righteous choices for their future."
The entire visit was broadcast live via the Government Press Office of Israel.