Upon his arrival, BJP chief JP Nadda and party members garlanded PM Modi at the airport. Nadda had reached Delhi’s Palam airport early Thursday morning to extend a warm welcome to the Prime Minister.
Addressing the gathered public, PM Modi said: “When I speak of my country’s culture, I engage with the entire world. This confidence stems from the fact that you have given a government an absolute majority in the country. Those who have gathered here are individuals who love India, not just PM Modi,” he stated.
He further highlighted that the world is eager to hear India’s narrative and urged Indians not to have a “slave mentality” when discussing their rich culture and traditions. Instead, he encouraged them to speak with courage.
Taking a swipe at critics, he said they questioned the decision to give away vaccines to other countries during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Remember, it is the land of Buddha, it is the land of Gandhi. We care even for our enemies, we are the people inspired by compassion… Today, the world wants to know what India is thinking,” the PM said
Expressing his pride in India’s excellent stewardship of the G20 presidency, PM Modi said, “All the leaders I met and all the personalities I spoke to have been so mesmerized and appreciative. This is a matter of great pride for all Indians.”
PM Modi also highlighted the release of the Tok Pisin translation of the book ‘Thirukkural’ in Papua New Guinea, emphasizing that Tamil is not only our language but also the language of every Indian. He mentioned it as the world’s oldest language and shared his opportunity to release the Tok Pisin translation in Papua New Guinea.
The Prime Minister’s tour included attending the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a historic visit to Papua New Guinea, marking the first-ever visit by an Indian PM to the Indo-Pacific country. He was also invited to Sydney by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
PM Modi emphasized that he utilized every available moment for the benefit of the country, effectively utilizing his time.
(With inputs from agencies)