Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Australia. He attended an event for the Indian community at the Kudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Meanwhile, slogans of Ganapati Bappa Morya, Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Modi-Modi were raised. Along with PM Modi, Australian PM Anthony Albanese was also present during the program.
PM Modi addressed 20 thousand Indians at this stadium located in Sydney’s Olympic Park. PM Modi said, Chaat in Harish Park, Jalebi in Jaipur Street, there is no answer. You take my friend Anthony Albanese there sometime. When it comes to food, it is natural that the name of Lucknow comes up. I understand that Sydney has a place called Lucknow, but I don’t know if chaat is available there.
PM Modi said that cricket has connected us for years. But now tennis and movies also connect us. Even though we have different way of eating, but now master chef is connecting us. Australia has embraced this diversity of India with an open heart. This is the reason why the city of Paramatta becomes Paramatma Chowk.
There was a time when it was said that the 3Cs defined the relationship between India and Australia. Sometimes the relationship between the two countries was defined by 3D and sometimes by 3E. But the basis of relations between India and Australia is the biggest among them.
PM Modi said, when I came in 2014. Promised you then. The promise was that you will not have to wait for the Prime Minister of India again for 28 years. Today I am again present before you. I did not come alone. I have come with the PM of Australia.
PM said, when I came in 2014, I shared the dream. It was a dream for the poorest of the poor to have their own bank account, you will be proud that in the last 9 years we have opened bank accounts for 50 crore Indians. This is not our only success. It changed the entire ecosystem. Now it is possible to transfer directly to the accounts of crores of Indians with a single click.
PM Modi said, the country that is moving forward with the 25-year goal is India. Today the IMF considers India to be a bright spot in the global economy. Today the banking system of all the countries of the world is in danger. While India’s banking system is being praised all around.
PM said, India is the country which started the fastest vaccination campaign against Corona. The country whose economy is growing the fastest is India. India is the country with the second largest number of Internet users in the world today.
Earlier, PM Modi was welcomed here through cultural and colorful programs. Earlier, ‘Welcome Modi’ was written in the sky of Sydney to welcome PM Modi with the help of a plane.
This is the last destination of PM Modi’s three-nation tour. PM Modi will meet his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese here. PM Modi is visiting Australia from May 22 to 24 as a guest of the Australian government. As soon as he arrived in Australia, PM Modi tweeted that he was warmly welcomed by the Indian community on his arrival in Sydney. Will participate in many programs in the next two days. PM Modi also met heads of industry and investment companies in Sydney.
Before PM Modi’s visit to Australia, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, “I am honored to host Prime Minister Modi after the very warm welcome he received in India earlier this year.” He said, “Australia and India are committed to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Together we have an important role to play in supporting this vision.
In an earlier conversation with the media, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said that in this visit of PM Modi, all issues of bilateral relations between India and Australia will be discussed, including issues related to social harmony and security of both societies.
During his visit, PM Modi will participate in a program for the people of the Indian community in Australia. He will also address 20,000 people of Indian origin. The Indian diaspora has made preparations for a grand welcome. Meanwhile, he will be welcomed like a movie star.
Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi had reached Papua New Guinea. New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins met him here. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea to attend the India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit. He was given a grand welcome there. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape welcomed the PM at the airport and proceeded to touch his feet, which was much discussed. Modi has now reached Australia.