Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian community at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian community at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon today. Speaking to the Indian diaspora in Maynamar, PM Modi said, “I am very happy to be with you all today, in this city of history and spirituality.” Further in his speech, PM Modi said, “The history of India’s freedom movement cannot be complete without thanking Manyamar.” When I am travelling, I make it a point to interact with the Indian diaspora, PM Modi said adding that the Indian diaspora has contributed to the development of wherever they have settled. They also kept in touch with their roots, he said. “Global recognition of Yoga is the achievement of the diaspora, which took Yoga all over the world,” PM Modi said further.
“Before coming here, I had requested you to give me your inputs through the Narendra Modi Mobile App and I got many insightful suggestions. Based on the feedback of the diaspora we have undertaken numerous measures for the diaspora,” PM Modi said. Further lauding EAM Sushma Swaraj, PM Modi said, “SushmaSwaraj is very active. She is sensitive to the concerns of every Indian in any part of the world and is always ready to help.”
“We are not merely reforming India but are transforming India. A new India is being built,” said the prime minister adding that an India free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, casteism is being created.
“Good infrastructure is not longer about roads & rail only…it includes several other aspects that bring a qualitative change in society.” Further talking about the farmers of the country, PM Modi said, “Infraculture is important. By infraculture I mean quality infrastructure that benefits our farmers.”
Further lauding Central government’s decision to implement Goods and Services Tax in the country, PM MOdi said that GST is ushering in a new culture across the nation. “People of India have the confidence that India can be transformed and we can break free from some of the evils that entered our systems,” he added.
India is seen as a thought leader on the global stage, PM Modi said. “People to people ties are the strength of India-Myanmar relations,” he added.
Earlier today, PM Modi received a ceremonial welcome from Myanmar President Htin Kyaw before the two inspected the guard of honour in Naypyidaw. Modi also met Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the two leaders discussed wide-range of topics. Later, the prime minister left for heritage city of Bagan where he visited the Ananda Temple and the Bagan viewing tower. The prime minister’s visit to Myanmar comes amid a spike in ethnic violence with Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state. Modi is also expected to raise the issue of the exodus of the ethnic Rohingyas into neighbouring countries.