PM Narendra Modi beats the drum for Indian business in Japan
Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday turned into a drummer, a day after signing a number of deals with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Known for his oratory skills, the PM amazed everyone when he joined the ceremonial Japanese drummers here to perform a jugalbandi with them as he drummed up support for Indian business in Japan.
Modi tried his hands at traditional Taiko drums with great vigour at the launch of Tata Consultancy Services’s Technology and Cultural Academy.
After concluding his opening remarks, TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran invited the PM to play a note on the drums after the professional drummers had finished.
The two drummers played their number and then the PM tried his hands at drums, much to the amusement of the gathering.
After flagging off the first batch of students who will be going to India for training with TCS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning.
“You will learn as much outside your rooms as you will learn inside them.”
“I have a suggestion also – if you stay in India do not remain in TCS rooms daily. Take time out and travel across India,” said a PMO tweet citing Modi whose Japan sojourn entered its fourth day on Tuesday.