PM Modi to visit Japan, and attend the state funeral of former PM Abe

PM Modi to visit Japan, and attend the state funeral of former PM Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 27. Shinzo Abe, 67, was shot dead on July 8 during an election campaign in Nara, Japan. He was giving a speech at that time.

According to the information, PM Modi will also meet Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, close to Abe, during his visit. The Japanese government will perform Abe's funeral with state honors in Tokyo on September 27. For the second time since World War II, a former prime minister is being cremated with state honors in Japan.

Earlier in 1967, Shigeru Yoshida was cremated with state honors. Abe was shot and killed by an assailant on July 8 during his election campaign. PM Modi had declared a day of national mourning.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi expressed deep grief over the killing of Abe last month, saying that Abe had dedicated his entire life to making Japan and the world a better place.

PM Modi said in a tweet I am shocked and saddened by the sad demise of one of my dear friends Shinzo Abe and I have no words to express it. He was a top global statesman, an outstanding leader, and a wonderful administrator.
NCC-UNEP together will take forward Puneet Sagar's campaign

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have decided to work together to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. NCC DG Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh and UN representative Bisho Purjoli signed the agreement on Thursday to achieve the goal of clean water bodies in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Under this, both of them have set a target to take forward the 'Puneet Sagar Abhiyan' together. Let us inform you that Puneet Sagar Abhiyan was started by NCC in 2021. Its main objective was to remove the plastic and other waste materials from beaches and to spread awareness about the adverse effects of plastic.

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