Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate a Japanese Zen Garden and Kaizen Academy today at the Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA). The ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 am.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: “Tomorrow, June 27, will inaugurate a Zen garden and Kaizen academy at AMA, Ahmedabad. This is yet another example showing the close connection between India and Japan.”
‘Zen-Kaizen’ at AMA seeks to showcase several elements of Japanese art, culture, landscape and architecture, and it is a joint venture of the Japan Information and Study Center to WADA and the Indo-Japanese Friendship Association (IJFA), Gujarat, supported by the Hyogo International Association (HIA), Japan, a statement said.
Tomorrow, June 27, will inaugurate a Zen garden and a Kaizen academy at AMA, Ahmedabad. This is yet another example showing the close connection between India and Japan. https://t.co/lU6hICwVvB
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 26, 2021
What is the goal of ‘Zen-Kaizen’
The aim of “Zen-Kaizen” at AMA is to showcase various elements of Japanese art, culture, natural hues and architecture.
The WADA-based Japanese Information and Studies Center and the Indo-Japanese Friendship Association (IJFA), Gujarat, is a joint effort supported by the International Hyogo Association (HIA) of Japan.
Importance of Indo-Japanese relations
During the reign of the Modi government, continuous efforts were made to further strengthen Indo-Japanese relations.
In the past, Shinzo Abe in his book “Utsukushii Kuni E” (Towards a Beautiful Country) expressed the hope that “it would not be surprising if in the next 10 years, Japan-India relations overtake Japan-India relations. United States and Japan-China ”.