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Govt commited to bring back national heritage from abroad: PM

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Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated his Government’s commitment to bring back national heritage from abroad.

“We are constantly working towards ensuring our prized heritage comes back home,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Responding to a tweet by the Union Minister G Kishan Reddy where the Minister informed that a metal idol of Lord Hanuman that was stolen from a Vishnu Temple, Shri Varatharaja Perumal, Pottaveli Vellur, Ariyalur Dist, dating back to the Chola Period (14th -15th century) was handed over to the Indian Embassy in Australia.

Till date, 251 antiquities have been retrieved back from different countries, out of which 238 have been brought back since 2014, the Prime Minister tweeted.

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