Brickfields’ new Torana Gate a symbol of Malaysia-India relations

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought with him one hck of a gift for our PM Najib Razak: yesterday, the two premiers stood together in Brickfields at the grand inauguration of the Torana Gate, a new landmark signifying the strong ties between Malaysia and India. 

The gate, a gift from the government of India, was first announced by Modi’s predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh in 2010, and it was installed on site in Brickfields by local developer MRCB Engineering Sdn Bhd. 

Standing at 10 metres high and 7.3 metres wide, the Torana Gate, designed to be a replica of Sanchi, India’s Great Stupa, is adorned with sculpted sandstone blocks decorated with animal and floral motifs. 

“The Torana Gate is not just a symbol that links both countries but also highlights the rich traditions of the people,” Modi said in his speech during the inauguration, as quoted by The Star Online


Photo: The Malaysian Insider

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