Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that it is “inclusiveness and cultural diversity” that makes the Indian community feel alive at all times and these values have been nurtured among Indians for thousands of years.
Addressing the Indian community settled in Denmark during his visit to the Nordic nation, Modi also said that all Indians stand together for the defense of the nation and join hands in nation building.
“Inclusiveness and cultural diversity are the power of the Indian community, which makes us all feel alive every moment. Thousands of years have developed these values in us,” Modi said during his speech.
Amid chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ and ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’, in the auditorium with his Danish counterpart seated in the front row, the Prime Minister also said that an Indian, wherever he goes in the world, sincerely contributes to ‘karmabhoomi’ (working land), for this country.
“Prime Minister Frederickson’s presence here today is a testament to the love and respect he has for Indian people,” he said.
“Many times when I meet with world leaders, they tell me proudly of the achievements of the Indian community settled in their country,” the Prime Minister added, while noting that the number of Indians settled abroad was greater than the total population of some countries.
Modi said the green strategic partnership between the two countries is guided by the priorities and personal values of Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederickson.
“The discussions I had with them today will give new strength, new energy to relations between the two countries,” he added. Modi noted that due to Corona, everyone’s life was going virtual for a long time. “As soon as the move became possible last year, Prime Minister Frederickson was the first head of government we had the opportunity to host in India,” he recalled.
“It shows the growing relationship between India and Denmark,” he said.
“No matter the language, but we all have an Indian culture. Our food plate changes, our taste changes. But the Indian way of repeatedly asking for affection does not change,” Modi said.
“We stand together for the defense of the nation and join forces in nation building,” he added.
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