Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who returned to India after concluding his three-nation visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia on Thursday, said that today the world wants to know what India is thinking. Talking about supplying vaccines to the world, PM Modi said that India is the land of Buddha, Gandhi and we care even for our enemies. “The people here asked me why I gave the vaccines to the world. I want to say that this is the land of Buddha, Gandhi. We care even for our enemies… Today the world wants to know what India is thinking,” PM Modi said, as quoted by the news agency ANI.
#WATCH | The people here asked me why I gave the vaccines to the world. I want to say that this is the land of Buddha, Gandhi. We care even for our enemies… Today the world wants to know what India is thinking: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/Ti34IUSfzm
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2023
PM Modi arrived at Palam Airport in Delhi. Addressing a welcome event, PM Modi talked about the Indian diaspora event in Sydney and said that the event was attended by former PM, and MPs from opposition parties along with the Australian PM Anthony Albanese which shows the strength of democracy.
“The Indian diaspora event in Sydney was not only attended by the Australian PM but also by former PM, MPs from opposition parties, and the ruling party. This is the strength of democracy. All of them together participated in this program of the Indian community,” PM Modi said as quoted by ANI. PM Modi also said that those who have come to India are people who love this country and not PM Modi.
“When I talk about the culture of my country, I look into the eyes of the world. This confidence has come because you have formed a government with an absolute majority in the country. Those who have come here are people who love India, not PM Modi,” PM Modi said, as quoted by ANI.
Talking about the attack on pilgrimage sites, PM Modi said that the world is eager to listen, and it agrees when he says that an attack on pilgrimage sites is not acceptable.
“I want to tell you that While speaking about the culture and great tradition of India, never get immersed in slavery mentality, speak with courage. The world is eager to listen. The world agrees with me when I say that attack on our pilgrimage sites is not acceptable,” PM Modi said.
During the welcome event, PM Modi also hailed the Tamil language and said that it is the oldest language and it is the language of every Indian. “Tamil language is our language. It is the language of every Indian. It is the oldest language in the world. I had the opportunity to release the Tok Pisin translation of the book ‘Thirukkural’ in Papua New Guinea,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi was garlanded by BJP National President JP Nadda and party members on his arrival at the airport. Nadda reached Delhi’s Palam airport early on Thursday morning to welcome PM Modi on his arrival to India post concluding his three-nation visit. The BJP National President was accompanied by Minister of State (MoS) External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, Former Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi MP Ramesh Vidhuri, Hans Raj Hans, and Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri. A large number of BJP workers and supporters also gathered outside Palam airport to welcome PM Modi.