Swaraj credits PM Modi for India's increasing dominance
“The increasing dominance and reputation of India in the world is because of the personality of Prime Minister Modi. In whichever country he goes, he makes strong individual friendship in addition to establishing good relations between the two countries”, Swaraj said addressing Indian diasporas at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore.
Swaraj, who apparently was quite generous with the words, used the occasion to make a positive note about the Non Resident Indians (NRIs), saying that, “Wherever I have gone, I have been told a few things about Non Resident Indians – An Indians is a good neighbor, Indians are hard working people, Indians are law abiding citizens and this fills me with immense pride”.
“Kerala celebrates Onam, Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal, Bengal celebrates Durga Puja, Assam celebrates Bihu, Punjab celebrates Baisakhi and Telugu community celebrates Ugadi, Gujarat participates in Garba while Maharashtra celebrates Ganes utsav”, she said.
“Your ambassador Jawed Ashraf, sitting here, is an epitome of sensitiveness. He reaches whenever and wherever an organisation of any community or religion calls him. Wherever Ashraf is called, be it a temple, a mosque or a church, he not only comes there but also celebrates it enthusiastically”, Swaraj said.
The minister, earlier today, said as the trilateral highway project from India to Thailand is making considerable progress, New Delhi is planning to extend its connection further with other ASEAN countries.
The visit is aimed at giving a further boost to bilateral relations to the South East Asian countries within the framework of India’s Act East Policy.
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