Narendra Modi in South Africa: From cricket to Vasudeva Kutumbakam, Gandhi, Mandela – PM creates waves in Johannesburg

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New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2016 12:27:29 AM

Narendra Modi LIVE in South Africa: Speaking on the contribution of Gandhi and Mandela, Modi said, "Mahatma Gandhi led India's march to freedom from the British which led to modern India. The forgiveness of Nelson Mandela and his long march to freedom have birth to the rainbow nation.

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Narendra Modi in South Africa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a gathering of 15,000 Indians at ‘The Dome’. Modi evoked South Africa’s history and of Indians who moved to South Africa centuries ago. He said, “our ancestors travelled to the unknown shores of South Africa. They faced hardship and poverty, yet they endured and kept going. Under the apartheid isolation, they not only preserved their culture, tradition and language. They have new winds to flourish.  ”

Speaking on the contribution of Gandhi and Mandela, Modi said, “Mahatma Gandhi led India’s march to freedom from the British which led to modern India. The forgiveness of Nelson Mandela and his long march to freedom have birth to the rainbow nation. These 2 men were inspiration for all the mankind.”

Narendra Modi in South Africa

12.03 am: Modi concludes speech

12.03 am: Download Narendra Modi app and I’ll be constantly connected with you, personally: Narendra Modi

12.00 am; A resurgent India awaits you, says PM Narendra Modi in Johannesburg

11.59 pm: We launched e-visa for South Africa; you can now get visa at home without any cost: PM Modi

11.58 pm; India registered a healthy growth rate of 7.6 per cent. And we are planning to grow at more than 8% in the years ahead. Transformation that aimed to uplift India’s 1.25 billion people in 500 cities and its 600,000 villages.: Narendra Modi

11.53 pm: The credit for this does not go to Modi, it goes to the 1.25 billion people of India and to their faith in my government by giving us a mandate.: Narendra Modi

11.52 pm: India’s story can be told in just four letters: HOPE – Harmony, Optimism, Potential, Energy: Narendra Modi

11.50 pm: There is a wave of new momentum in our villages, our cities are full of enterprise and energy, and citizens are full of optimism: Narendra Modi

11.50 pm: We want our youth to meet the global need of skilled manpower. The mindset of our people are also changing: Narendra Modi

11.49 pm: Our Govt engages with its citizens, a society relates to its old and new structures: Narendra Modi

11.46 pm: We want enterprises to flourish and the country to rise. For this we are already setting a policy framework that strengthens India: Narendra Modi

11.44 pm: India registered a healthy growth rate of 7.4% this year. We are a bright spot on global economy: Narendra Modi

11.40 pm: The forgiveness of Nelson Mandela gave rise to the rainbow nation. Mahatma Gandhi held South Africa close to his heart: Narendra Modi

11.39 pm: South Africa is a sacred land. It is the land of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. Their contribution, courage and moral force will remain a guiding beacon for generations to come: Narendra Modi

11.35 pm; South Africa transformed Mohandas into Mahatma: PM Modi in Johannesburg: Narendra Modi

11.33 pm; You are guided by Indian ethos of “Vasudeva kutumbakam” and South African ethos of “you are what you are because of other people”: Narendra Modi

11.31 pm: Story of your ancestors in this nation may have been of poverty and oppression, but the legacy is of pride. It’s reality rests in your contribution.: Narendra Modi

11.30 pm: India, which has boycotted South Africa during the time of apartheid, then warmly welcomed them: Narendra Modi

11.29 pm: When I look at you, I think of Our ancestors travelled to the unknown lands of South Africa and lived in extreme poverty. They struggled, yet kept going. THey not only preserved the culture and language, they also gave them new wings to flourish. Now the beauty of Indian languages continues to enrich the fabric of South African community.: Narendra Modi

11.22 pm: Do you know the importance of 10th July? On this day in 1991, international sanctions on South Africa’s cricket team were lifted. Few months later South Africa played its first match with us.: Narendra Modi

11.26 pm: We may live in distant shores and different time zones. Our ancestors may have been separated. And our support may be for different cricket teams. But both in our heart and minds, we are with you.: Narendra Modi

11.25 pm: I am happy to be here. I bring greetings from 1.25 billion Indians back home: Narendra Modi

11.22 pm: Modi greets people in Gujrati, Hindi, English and other languages: Narendra Modi

11.20 pm: National Anthem of South Africa and India are sung: Narendra Modi

11.05 pm: Modi to address people in Johannesburg: Narendra Modi

11.00 pm: 15,000 people in attendence at ‘The Dome’: Narendra Modi

10.30 pm: Before community reception in Johannesburg, PM Modi pays a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation: Narendra Modi

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid emphasis on 3P model for the Indian economy – public sector, private sector and people’s partnership, while addressing business leaders and entrepreneurs at India-South Africa Business summit in Pretoria.

Modi stressed on industry-to-industry ties between India and South Africa for greater economic gains.

Here is a timeline of Modi’s speech

7:45PM: India today is among the most open economies, we have liberalised our FDI regime: PM Modi

7:44PM: Let us fight the enemy of poverty, we have to succeed and this can be our only tribute to our great leaders: PM Modi

7:44PM: Nature has been kind on both of us, we have immense natural resources. The need is to properly harness them and use them: PM Modi

7:43PM: PM Modi talks about the free e-visa for South Africa.

7:43PM: India today is among the most open economies, we have liberalised our FDI regime: PM Modi

7:42PM: I have been advocating three Ps for India; public sector, private sector and people’s partnership-PM Modi at Business summit

7:42PM: India & #SouthAfrica have marched on the path of development.Our collaboration in agriculture can bring value for our farmers: Modi

7:40PM: For India and South Africa, the socio-economic challenges for both the countries are same, says PM

7:39PM: I have been advocating three Ps for India; public sector, private sector and people’s partnership-PM Modi at Business summit

7:37PM: India is a bright star in the global economy. We are being seen as an engine of global growth: PM

7:35PM: MakeInIndia has become the biggest brand India ever had: PM Modi at Business Summit

7:34PM: South African companies are active in India, many of them have presence on the ground : Modi

7:32PM: India-South Africa relations are built on a strong foundation of history:PM

7:30PM: South Africa is India’s key trade and investment partner, bilateral trade has grown almost 380%-PM Modi

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