PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian community in Myanmar, says 5 Bs are base of Indo-Myanmar relations, but most important B is missing

By: | Published: September 6, 2017 8:41 PM

Addressing the huge gathering of Indian community at the stadium, PM Modi invoked about the 5Bs that is the key base of relations between India and Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the Indian diaspora at Thuwunna Stadium in Myanmar’s Yangon. Addressing the huge gathering of Indian community at the stadium, PM Modi invoked about the 5Bs that is the key base of relations between India and Myanmar. “I read somewhere five Bs are the base of India-Myanmar relations – Buddhism, Business, Bollywood, Bharatnatyam and Burma teak,” said the prime minister. However, he also mentioned that one more B, which is the most important, is missing here. “But, I think most important ‘B’ is missing here and that ‘B’ is Bharosa (Trust),” PM Modi added further.

PM Modi started his speech by saying that he was extremely happy to visit Yangon, which is famous for its history and spirituality. He further said that he makes it a point to interact with the Indian diaspora when he is travelling abroad adding that the community has contributed a lot to the development of wherever they have settled.

He also recalled the history of India’s freedom movement saying that this is the same land where Subhash Chandra Bose said his famous words – ‘tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azaadi doonga’. While addressing an Indian community event at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, PM Modi also said that he was seeing a ‘mini-India’ in front of him.

Before attending the event, PM Modi visited the 11th-century Ananda Temple in Myanmar’s ancient city Bagan which was damaged during an earthquake last year and is being renovated with India’s assistance.

On Tuesday, PM Modi called on Myanmarese President Htin Kyaw, describing it as a wonderful meeting. This is PM Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He had visited the country in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

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