Piyush Goyal has called on the Indian community in Australia to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 at 75 iconic locations across Australia to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha


New Delhi: Union Minister for Trade and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal called on the Indian community in Australia to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on the 21stst June at 75 iconic locations in Australia to mark 75and India Independence Day.

“I am sure the world will notice the symbolism of this unity reflected in our celebration of yoga across the globe, beginning in Australia,” said Shri Goyal, speaking to the Community Center Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA) in Perth.

Shri Goyal said India was “very keen” on Indian yoga instructors and chefs coming to Australia under the India-Australia Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA ). For the first time, Australia has pledged to provide work opportunities for students on extended work visas, he said.

“Our students who come here can add to the pool of talent and skills that Australia badly needs, our IT professionals can help bring a greater degree of technology skills, our STEM graduates can contribute in a big way to the Australian economy,” he said. .

Shri Goyal said the IndAus ECTA pact is a win-win deal for both countries.

“We need to move forward, we need to work together in this spirit of friendship, we need to expand our engagement in both directions, we believe there is a lot to learn that we can learn from Australia,… we also believe we have a lot to offer Australia, – our goods and services are largely labor intensive, we have also focused on manufactured goods that can help serve the Australian people, our medicines can reduce healthcare costs in Australia,” he said.

Goyal said the main pillar of India-Australia relations is mutual trust which will benefit both peoples.

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