Elephants welcome ceremony: There was tremendous enthusiasm among the children

Next year India and Japan will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. In this regard, both the countries are organizing various types of programs from now on. One such event was witnessed in the zoo 'Non Hyo Park' located in Toyohashi city of Japan, in which the reception of 03 elephants sent from India to Japan was organized. During this, tremendous enthusiasm was seen among the Japanese citizens and children. International affairs experts are seeing India's move as 'animal diplomacy'.

Elephants welcome ceremony: There was tremendous enthusiasm among the children
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Shashwat Tiwari

New Delhi. Next year India and Japan will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. In this regard, both the countries are organizing various types of programs from now on. One such event was witnessed in the zoo 'Non Hyo Park' located in Toyohashi city of Japan, in which the reception of 03 elephants sent from India to Japan was organized. During this, tremendous enthusiasm was seen among the Japanese citizens and children. International affairs experts are seeing India's move as 'animal diplomacy'.
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Welcome ceremony for Indian elephants was organized at the zoo 'Non Hyo Park' located in Toyohashi city of Japan.
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In this regard, on Tuesday, the Indian Embassy in Japan gave information through two tweets. In his first tweet, the embassy wrote that on July 17, Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma reached the zoo 'Non Hyo Park' located in Toyohashi city of Japan, where he welcomed 03 Indian elephants Drona, 10 years old, Champak 8 years old and Bhavani 6 years old. took part in the ceremony held in It was also told in the tweet that these elephants were sent from the zoo located in Mysore district of Karnataka state, India, which have now become used to living in the Non Hoyo Park.
In his second tweet, the embassy wrote that Ambassador Verma during his address highlighted the importance of elephants in the mythology and historical symbols of India. The embassy further wrote that he told that the first Indian elephant Indira was sent from India to Japan in 1949 at the request of Japanese school children. In this way the elephant has a very sweet role in Indo-Japan friendship.

Nehru sent the first elephant
The first elephant was sent to Japan by the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the year 1949, whose name was Indira. He had sent this elephant at the request of Japanese children, which was kept at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Along with sending the elephant, Nehru also sent a letter, in which he wrote that Indira is a gift from the children of India to all Japanese children. This will bring a ray of light to the lives of the Japanese who have still not recovered from the defeat in the war. Three years later, on April 28, 1952, diplomatic relations between the two countries were established.