Your Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
Ladies & Gentlemen,
It is a great honour for me to be back in Japan on my second visit as Prime Minister. The people of India have long hailed the dedication and dynamism; vigour and vitality; and achievements of the Japanese people.
There is much to learn and absorb from Japan's experience. India and Japan have long enjoyed close and friendly ties. Our societies share deep linkages rooted in the thought streams of hinduism and buddhism. We both value the need to maintain balance between economic growth and preserving our civilizational ethos.
Our relations are strengthened by common values of openness, democracy and respect for the rule of law. Today, our Special Strategic and Global Partnership is marked by a growing convergence of economic and strategic issues.
There is also a lot that we can do together as close partners, not just for the benefit of our societies, but also for the region and the whole world. Our partnership promotes the virtues of dialogue and good neighbourliness in our region.
Our capacities could also combine to respond to both, the opportunities and challenges that we jointly face in present times. And, together with the global community we can, and we must, combat the rising threats of radicalization, extremism and terrorism.
Japan has always been a valuable partner in India’s journey to economic prosperity, infrastructure development, capacity building and technology advancement. The scope and scale of our co-operation extends to diverse fields.
Our economic links continue to flourish. Trade ties continue to grow. And, Investments from Japan are on the rise. Japanese companies have much to gain by participating in our flagship development initiatives. We, in turn, have much to gain from Japan's unparalleled status as the leader in technology and innovation.
A welcome feature of our ties is the increase in contacts and co-operation between states in India and prefectures in Japan. It is a reflection of the high priority that we accord to Japan in our worldview. Our ties are nurtured by the fountain of goodwill and mutual admiration that our two peoples have for one another. And, are led most ably by the strong leadership of Excellency Abe.
My meeting with him today is the eighth one in the last two years. As we celebrate the many outcomes of our Summit meeting, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Abe and the Government of Japan for the warm welcome and excellent arrangements made for me and my delegation.
Without doubt, our destinies are interlinked. The ocean waters of the Indo-Pacific that lap the coast of Japan also form the surf that breaks on the shores of India. Let us work together for peace, prosperity and development.
Ladies & Gentlemen,
May I now propose a toast:
To the continued good health and personal well-being of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan, To the profound success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the friendly people of Japan and each one of you present here tonight,
To the ever-lasting friendship between India and Japan,
Your Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
PM Narendra Modi greets people of Himachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day.
सर्, पिछले 6 सालों में हिमाचल प्रदेश निरंतर विकास के पथ पे आगे बढ़ता जा रहा है और विकास की नई ऊंचाइयों को छू रहा है। आपकी डबल इंजन की सरकार हिमाचल प्रदेश की जनता के सपनो को पूरा कर रही है और अपने विकास के कार्यो के माध्यम से हर नागरिक को लाभान्वित कर रही है।— Nishant🇮🇳 (@iNishant4) April 15, 2021
Wish you all a very Happy Himachal Pradesh Day,Full Statehood Day Himachal the land of God's, lap of natural beauty, reflecting the multi cultural society,— कृतिका 🇮🇳 (@New_India9) April 15, 2021
On this occasion, I wish the entire development and progress of the state. #HimachalPradesh #हिमाचलदिवस 🏞️⛰️ pic.twitter.com/bMErcUNbVm
हिमाचल दिवस के अवसर पर राज्य के सभी निवासियों को ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं। अपनी संस्कृति और परंपरा को संजोने के साथ-साथ यहां के लोगों ने अपने अथक परिश्रम के बल पर राज्य को नई ऊंचाइयां प्रदान की हैं। मेरी कामना है कि यह प्रदेश देश की प्रगति में यूं ही अपना योगदान देता रहे। https://t.co/y2mfWSBrTs— Nishant Agrawal (@bjp_nish) April 15, 2021
Himachal Day is a gazetted public holiday in the Himachal Pradesh state in India.— Anish Chaurasiya (@MrcuteAnish) April 15, 2021
It is always celebrated on April 15th. It was on this day in 1948 that Himachal Pradesh was created as a province of India.
Sir, blessed to have most interactive PM like you. Very active on social media platforms, mann ki baat. You always discuss various issues with common people for progress & development. Thank you Prime Minister.— vishalrajOM (@vishalrajom) April 15, 2021
A lot of best wishes to all the residents of the state on the occasion of Himachal Day. Along with cherishing their culture and tradition, the people here have given new heights to the state on the strength of their tireless hard work. Pm— Shrikant Bambal (@BambalShrikant) April 15, 2021
India is making strides in every sector under the leadership of Modi Govt
🇮🇳 Leaving no step unturned in Leading India’s Fight against #Covid , #Hon #PM @narendramodi Ji is continuing engaging with key stakeholders & leaders to spread awareness of Safety,Availability & Treatment facilities @BJP4India Govt has ensured & committed to All🙏JAIHO #PMModiJi— Sangitha Varier (@VarierSangitha) April 15, 2021
VACCINATED WITH COVISHIELD.— umasankar mohanty (@physiomohanty) April 15, 2021
THANKS TO CENTRAL GOVT SPECIALLY PM NARENDRA MODI JI AND HEALTH MINISTER DR. HARSH VARDHAN JI FOR THE VACCINATION DRIVE.
LET US ALL TAKE PRECAUTION AND CARE. @drharshvardhan @narendramodi @PMOIndia @WHO @UN @ICRC pic.twitter.com/PkhvjxWTJg
Vaccination done. Thanks @SerumInstIndia @BharatBiotech @MoHFW_INDIA @drharshvardhan ji and @narendramodi ji.— Anurag Chaturvedi 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Anurag_Chat) April 15, 2021
Very good arrangements. Thanks to @DC_Gurugram @cmohry also.#vaccinated #VaccinePassport #CovidVaccine pic.twitter.com/FXpA37Hh0s
Bengal is witnessing a massive transformation. The rise of BJP in Bengal will transform the lives of people. The state will get the benefits of the schemes like Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat and many others which will transform the lives of people in the state.— Harshadha Shirodkar 🇮🇳 (@shirodkarharshu) April 15, 2021