The Prime Minister followed a declaration of intent on the first day of his tour and ensured that Kashi found a partner on the banks of the Ganges in Kyoto, as India`s sacred city moves towards revitalization to become a „smart city“ – Modi`s fascinating dream of turning his circle of parliamentary elections into a modern 21st century city , while preserving its rich tradition and cultural heritage. Now, a liquid window that is „smart“ enough to reduce electricity consumption, reduce your electricity bills Both become „partner city partners,“ share best practices for preserving cultural heritage and modernizing the city, and cooperating on cultural, artistic and scientific issues. The Prime Minister and his team will delve deeply to understand how Kyoto is a perfect blend of tradition and modern city. The mayor of Kyoto Prefecture, Daisaku Kadokawa, will give an hour-long presentation. Subsequently, Kyoto Governor Keiji Yamada will also ask the Prime Minister to continue to discuss how to implement the lessons from Kyoto to Kashi. At the dinner, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the ancient cultural and religious ties between India and Japan, which are not widely known. „They (PM Modi and PM Abe) felt that the beginning of Prime Minister Modi`s trip to Kyoto, the former capital and an important center of Buddhism, underscoring this important spiritual basis of Indo-Japanese relations,“ he added. Prime Minister Modi can represent Kashi (Varanasi) in Parliament, but his „smart city“ project is not limited to the link between Kyoto and Kashi. India aims to invest in Japan in creating 100 smart cities across the country. The tone of the PM`s visit was set by Pm Abe, who flew to Kyoto to receive PM Modi. The Centre has identified five areas for the Kyoto-Varanasi partnership, on the basis of which the Japanese will develop their expertise to rejuvenate the holy city. The first result of Narendra Modi`s trip to Japan was a partnership agreement between Japan`s former imperial capital, Kyoto, with Varanasi, the holiest Hindu cities and the Prime Minister`s election circle. „The agreement provides for cooperation in the areas of monument conservation, urban modernization and cooperation in the fields of art, culture and education,“ foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.
As part of the agreement, Kyoto and Kashi will develop a detailed roadmap to make Kashi a „smart city“ that will preserve its rich culture, tradition and heritage. These include the elimination of solid liquids, transport management, the development of the Buddhist tourism circle in and around Varanasi, the interface between industry and the university and the creation of a public-private partnership convention centre to meet the city`s cultural activities. A cooperation agreement in the twin city between India and Japan was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Japan. Varanasi is the constituency of Modi Lok Sabha. The real engagement begins when Prime Minister Modi is officially welcomed by Prime Minister Abe and Emperor Akihito meets.