The Sikh community is a strong link in India’s relations with other nations (PM Modi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the Sikh community had become a strong link in India’s relations with other countries.
Interacting with a Sikh delegation at his residence this evening, Prime Minister Modi said: “When I visited Iran in 2016, I had the opportunity to visit Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara in Tehran. Another moment unforgettable in my life is my visit to the Indian Memorial at Neuve-Chapelle in France. It pays tribute to the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who gave their lives during the World War. This experience is an example of how our Sikh community has become a a strong link in India’s relations with other countries.
The prime minister said he was making efforts to further strengthen the bond.
“It’s my chance to have the opportunity to further strengthen this bond. I continue to make every effort for the same,” he said.
“Our gurus have taught us courage and service. Indian people have traveled to different parts of the world without any resources and have achieved success through their labor. This is the spirit of New India today”, added the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi further referred to the Indian diaspora as the country’s “rashtradoot” and said they are the bold voice and identity of India in foreign lands.
“The new India is touching new dimensions, leaving its mark on the world. This time of the COVID pandemic is the greatest example of this. At first, people were expressing concerns about India. people are giving examples of India everywhere. But today India has become the biggest producer of vaccines in the world,” he said.
“We have become one of the largest ecosystems of startups. The growing stature of India makes the diaspora proud because when the respect of the country increases, the respect of the people also increases. I have always believed that the Indian diaspora was the ‘rashtradoot’ of India. You are all the bold voice and identity of India outside the country,” the Prime Minister added.
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