Just after the conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France as part of a tri-nation tour, it has come to light that his association with France and it’s culture is nothing new.
As reported by DNA, Modi use to take French classes at Alliance Francaise Institute at Gujarat in 1981.
Narendra Modi was member no 11 at the institute. As a matter of fact, he was amongst the earliest member of the institute, which was established in 1981 itself.
Labeling Modi as an enthusiastic learner, Frederique Terzan, director of the Alliance Francaise D’Ahmedabad said:
“I came to know from my predecessor, Philippe Martin, that Modi was a keen reader. He used to visit our library regularly. He was also interested in good movies. He was a great lover of our culture.”
Even after completing his course, Modi remained loyal to his institute. Terzan said:
“Martin visited Modi when he was the Chief Minister to seek help for the institute’s new building. He had offered all the help to the institute at that time.”
The institute chanced upon Modi’s membership card when they were browsing through old documents. Terzan said:
“The discovery of Modi’s membership card has infused new life into our building.”