New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 24 said the world today wants to know what India is thinking. Concluding his three-nation visit, PM Modi arrived in Delhi in the morning and addressed his admirers who had gathered to welcome him. “The people here asked me why I gave the vaccines to the world. I want to say that this is the land of Buddha and Gandhi. We care even for our enemies… Today the world wants to know what India is thinking,” news agency ANI quoted Modi as saying.
The PM lauded the “atmosphere of democracy” at the Indian diaspora event in Sydney, noting that not only the Australian Prime Minister and the ruling party leaders joined in, but also a former prime minister and opposition members.
He said he can look straight into the eyes of the world while talking about the culture of his country and this is because its people aided in forming a government with absolute majority in India. “Those who have come here are people who love India, not PM Modi,” he added.
Talking about the release of the Tok Pisin translation of the book ‘Thirukkural’ in Papua New Guinea, PM Modi said, “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 recently visited three nations — Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
‘Not acceptable’: Modi on temple vandalism in Australia
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi red-flagged the temple vandalism in Australia while he met with PM Anthony Albanese during the last leg of his visit in the country.
“PM Anthony Albanese and I have, in the past, discussed the issue of attacks on temples in Australia and activities of separatist elements. We discussed the matter today also,” he said, adding that PM Albanese assured taking ‘strict actions’ against elements that harm ‘friendly and warm ties between India and Australia’.
“I gave him (prime minister Modi) the assurance Australia is a country that respects people’s faith… that we don’t tolerate the sort of extreme actions and attacks we have seen on religious temples, be they Hindu temples, synagogues, or churches. This has no place in Australia,” PM Albanese told reporters after the bilateral meeting.