(QNO) - On the occasion of his visit to Vietnam from 18 to 20 November at the invitation of General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife along with a high-ranking delegation visited My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on the morning of November 19.
Quang Nam Party Secretary Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committtee Dinh Van Thu and representatives of provincial departments and agencies welcomed the Indian delegation.
|Chairman Thu (left) and Indian President Kovind.|
On behalf of the Party, authority and people of Quang Nam province, Secretary Quang warmly welcomed Indian President Kovind and his fellows to Quang Nam and My Son Sanctuary - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
|Quang Nam leaders and Indian high-ranking delegation.|
Secretary Quang briefly introduced to his guests Quang Nam province, a 500-year-old land with several UNESCO World Cultural Heritages.
|Indian President Kovind (right) at My Son Sanctuary.|
Beside My Son Sanctuary, there are Hoi An ancient town, a port in the past, Cham Islands Biosphere Reserve, the art of Bai Choi - an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Central Vietnam. My Son Sanctuary with over 70 architectural works of refined bricks and sandstones was built between 7th and 13th centuries. It was regarded as one of the most unique and important centers of temple artchitecture of ancient Cham kingdom.
|My Son Sanctuary strongly bearing the stamp of Hindu culture, India.|
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Secretary Quang sincerely thanked the Indian Government, President Kovind, experts, scientists for their precious support to help Quang Nam restore and conserve My Son Sanctuary. He also hoped to receive more supports from India in this field.
|The visit of the President of India opens opportunities for cooperation in heritage conservation between the two countries.|
|At the same time, it expresses the commitment of the Indian Government to My Son conservation.|
In visitors’ book, Indina Kovind thanked for the solemn reception of Quang Nam leaders and the My Son management board.
|Taking picture at My Son towers.|
|Indian President Kovind plants a Bodhi tree in My Son Sanctuary. It is brought from his country.|
|Indian President Kovind writes in the visitors’ book.|