Source: News Bharati English03 Sep 2016 14:50:53

Bangkok, Sept 3: India and Thailand share close and historic relations and both sides will help each other in social and cultural development with mutual admiration, said Indresh Kumar, currently on a three-day tour to this East Asian country.

Indresh Kumar, who is also the patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) and scores of other organisations in India, began his visit as an effort to outreach countries that share cultural similarities with India.

Kumar has been bestowed the most coveted ‘Global Peace Leader’ and ‘Global Peace Ambassador’ awards by the Thailand-based World Alliance of Buddhist Leaders. His visit signifies the important step in spreading the humanitarian ideology of the organization and thought process at an international level starting with Thailand, which shares its cultural heritage with India.

 Sharing his experiences with a news channel, Indresh Kumar said that he had a busy schedule covering meetings with workers from all the branches of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh in Thailand.

“We discussed the methods to strengthen the relations between Hindus and Buddhists and talked about the measures to popularise the endeavours made by Sangh among the Indian diaspora in Thailand”, Indresh Kumar said.

At the same time, we also talked about ways to increase our dialogue with the locals here, said Kumar, adding both nations have been and always will be one, as our fundamental DNA is same.

The visiting RSS functionary underlined that violence and hatred can be brought to an end and peace can be restored on the global level provided Buddhism and Sanatana Dharma joins hands together along with other religions having their origin in India.

He also emphasized the need for strengthening cultural, business and security relations between India and Thailand. Speaking at Chamber of Commerce, Kumar said that the main objective of any embassy should be to take care of its people in the foreign land. It is supposed to behave like the parents caring for their children, he explained while commenting on the role of Indian diplomatic mission abroad.

The RSS leader called upon the business community in Thailand to increase trade between the two countries having close cultural affinities. He said that cultural outreach must translate into economic opportunities for countries having a common cultural heritage. The RSS, said Kumar, plans to step up its activities in Thailand and will work with local volunteers to serve the society.