Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that an India free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, casteism is being created as he asserted to build a 'New India' by 2022 when the country celebrates its 75th Independece. The Prime Minister, who is on his maiden visit to Myanmar, was addressing the Indian community at Yangon’s Thuwanna Indoor Stadium.
Indians in Myanmar have been facing the issue of poor aviation connectivity between the two nations, a problem they would like PM Modi to address today.
India-origin people in Myanmar also say they would like PM Modi to open a Skill Development Mission in provinces where Indians reside in majority.
As it happened in Yangon:
PM Modi meets the Indian diaspora gathered at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar after concluding his address. pic.twitter.com/BjJsME0veb— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2017
# 'Sabka Saath' means cooperation of every country, 'Sabka Vikaas' means development of every country: PM Modi
# Have decided to release 40 Myanmar fishermen presently lodged in Indian jails: PM Modi
# Citizens of Myanmar will be given gratis visa: PM Modi
# 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' - meaning the whole world is a family, this ideology is our tradition and we are proud of this: PM Modi
# India is seen as a thought leader on the global stage: PM Modi
# 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: PM
# With demonetisation, we have discovered people who have deposited crores of rupees but never paid tax: PM Modi
# We have not shied away from taking decisions that are tough. For us, the nation is bigger than politics: PM Modi
# Infraculture is important. By infraculture I mean quality infrastructure that benefits our farmers: PM
# Good infrastructure is not longer about roads & rail only...it includes several other aspects that bring a qualitative change in society: PM
# I urge you to log on to New India website and participate in this movement: Modi
# An India free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, casteism is being created: PM
# We have pledged to develop a new India by the time Indian independence turns 75: PM Modi
# We are not merely reforming India but are transforming India. A new India is being built: PM Modi
# No Foreign Minister in the world is as active as Sushma Swaraj. She is sensitive to the concerns of every Indian in any part of the world and is always ready to help: PM Modi
# Global recognition of Yoga is the achievement of the diaspora, which took Yoga all over the world: PM
# The Indian diaspora has contributed to the development of wherever they have settled. They also kept in touch with their roots: PM
# When I am travelling, I make it a point to interact with the Indian diaspora. Wherever I have gone, I have received immense love from the community: PM Modi
# This is the land from where Subhash Chandra Bose had roared - "Tum Mujhe khoon do, mai tumhe azaadi doonga": PM Modi
# India's history of independence cannot be complete without a tribute to Myanmar: PM Modi
# I am getting to witness a mini India in front of me today: Modi
# I am very happy to be with you all today, in this city of history and spirituality: PM Modi
# PM Modi arrives at Yangon’s Thuwanna Indoor Stadium to address the Indian Community
# People cheer for PM Modi at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon ahead of his address to the Indian community
Myanmar: People cheer for PM Modi at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon ahead of his address to the Indian community pic.twitter.com/xBcGSfT3DC— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2017
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Yangon. He will soon interac with the Indian community at an event.
Myanmar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Yangon. He will be interacting with the Indian community at an event. pic.twitter.com/Qv7jFjwnDj— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2017
All set for the community programme in Yangon, which will commence later this evening. pic.twitter.com/dsAggb2wfh— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 6, 2017
Myanmar: Preparations underway for Indian community event in Yangon to be addressed by PM Modi later today pic.twitter.com/CsV72bg6JZ— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2017
Earlier today, PM Modi met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the two leaders discussed ways to further cement the bilateral relations.
He shared concerns with Myanmar over the situation in the country's Rakhine state where the army has launched a crackdown on the Rohingyas, triggering a mass exodus.
The Prime Minister also said that future Indian projects would be in line with Myanmar's needs and priorities.
Modi also said that India would issue gratis visas to all Myanmar citizens wishing to visit India and announced that 40 Myanmar nationals lodged in Indian jails would be released.
On her part, Suu Kyi thanked India for the strong stand it took against the threat of terrorism on Myanmar's soil.
Following Wednesday's talks, India and Myanmar signed 11 agreements, including on cooperation in maritime security and coastal surveillance.
Modi arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit in what is his first bilateral trip to India's eastern neighbour. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India Summit.
Soon after his arrival here, he called on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw at whose invitation he has come.
Later on Wednesday, the Prime Minister also visited Bagan, a heritage city where the Archaeological Survey of India is involved in restoration work of a temple and some historical structures, and Yangon where he will interact with members of the Indian community.