Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with folks of various communities, together with the Indian diaspora and associates of India from completely different organisations right here within the Italian capital and appreciated the position performed by them in strengthening ties between India and Italy.
Modi, who arrived right here earlier within the day on the invitation of his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi, was obtained by him upon arrival at Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Council of Ministers, for his or her first in-person assembly. He was additionally accorded a guard of honour.
The prime minister met members of the Indian diaspora in Italy and associates of India from completely different organisations, together with representatives of the Italian Hindu Union, the Italian Congregation for Krishna Consciousness, the Sikh group and establishments concerned within the commemoration of Indian troopers who fought in Italy in the course of the world wars, International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla advised reporters at a briefing.
Modi additionally met Sanskrit students in the course of the assembly, he stated.
The prime minister met and interacted with a number of Indologists and Sanskrit specialists from Italian universities. He famous their curiosity in Indian tradition, literature and observe of yoga and ayurveda and lauded the position performed by them in strengthening the ties between India and Italy, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated in an announcement.
Modi met and interacted with the group members from numerous organisations, together with the representatives of Italian Hindu Union-Sanatana Dharma Samgha, it stated in a separate assertion, including that the prime minister lauded the position performed by them in propagating Indian tradition in Italy.
In one other assertion, the MEA stated Prime Minister Modi met and interacted with the group members from numerous organisations, together with representatives of Sikh group and establishments concerned within the commemoration of Indian troopers who fought in Italy in World Battle I and World Battle II.
The prime minister paid tributes to the valour proven by Indian troopers in these wars, it stated.
Modi appreciated the position performed by the group members in strengthening ties between India and Italy.
Earlier, the prime minister paid floral tributes on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Rome throughout which he was cheered by an enthusiastic group of Indians on the venue, Shringla stated.
“The beliefs of the good Bapu reverberate globally,” the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) had tweeted earlier.
From Rome, Modi will journey to Glasgow, the UK, on the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to attend the Local weather Summit beginning on Sunday.