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"International Kite Festival Commences in Ahmedabad"
"Participants from several countries join International Kite Festival"
"Narendra Modi greets people of India on Uttarayan"
"Patang Utsav demonstrates Prakruti Prem, Paryavaran Prem and Paryatan Prem (love for nature, the environment and tourism): Narendra Modi"
"Tourism and festival such as this enhance the livelihood opportunities of the poorest of the poor: Narendra Modi"
"Need to integrate local people with tourism sector: Narendra Modi"
"Narendra Modi pays tributes to Swami Vivekananda"

 

The 3-day International Kite Festival witnessed a glittering start at the beautiful Sabarmati Riverfront on the morning of Sunday 12th January 2014. Participants from several countries joined the occasion and children performed Surya Namaskar and other cultural exhibits. Shri Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people of India on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Narendra Modi said that the Patang Utsav demonstrates Prakruti Prem, Paryavaran Prem and Paryatan Prem (love for nature, the environment and tourism). He added that a special energy is derived from festivities such as this. 

Shri Modi spoke about the importance of tourism and the need for India to keep pace with the developments across the world in strengthening tourism. Shri Modi pointed that tourism and festival such as this enhance the livelihood opportunities of the poorest of the poor. Giving an example, Shri Modi talked about the kite makers, who would earn a lot of money during Uttarayan. He stressed on the need to integrate the local people with the tourism industry so that the results can be better. 

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Shri Modi expressed particular joy on the fact the poor children performed Surya Namaskar at the programme. He pointed that their participation makes everyone proud and it shows the wonders these little children can do if they are given the opportunity. 

On the occasion, Shri Modi paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda. He described Swami Vivekananda as a source of immense inspiration and a revered figure who taught Rashtra Bhakti through the medium of spirituality. He urged people to get inspired by his message of serving Daridra Narayan. 

Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel spoke on the occasion. Present during the programme were top Minister including Smt. Anandiben Patel, Shri Ramanlal Vora, Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Shri Babubhai Bokhiria, Ministers of State, Senior officials and other dignitaries.

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

Grand start to International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad!

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21st India – Russia Annual Summit
December 07, 2021
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President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to New Delhi on 06 December 2021 for the 21st India – Russia Annual summit with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

2. President Putin was accompanied by a high level delegation. Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the sustained progress in the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between both countries despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic. They welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the 2+2 Dialogue of Foreign and Defence Ministers and the meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military & Military-Technical Cooperation in New Delhi on 6 December 2021.

3. The leaders underscored the need for greater economic cooperation and in this context, emphasized on new drivers of growth for long term predictable and sustained economic cooperation. They appreciated the success story of mutual investments and looked forward to greater investments in each others’ countries. The role of connectivity through the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the proposed Chennai - Vladivostok Eastern Maritime Corridor figured in the discussions. The two leaders looked forward to greater inter-regional cooperation between various regions of Russia, in particular with the Russian Far-East, with the States of India. They appreciated the ongoing bilateral cooperation in the fight against the Covid pandemic, including humanitarian assistance extended by both countries to each other in critical times of need.

4. The leaders discussed regional and global developments, including the post-pandemic global economic recovery, and the situation in Afghanistan. They agreed that both countries share common perspectives and concerns on Afghanistan and appreciated the bilateral roadmap charted out at the NSA level for consultation and cooperation on Afghanistan. They noted that both sides shared common positions on many international issues and agreed to further strengthen cooperation at multilateral fora, including at the UN Security Council. President Putin congratulated Prime Minister Modi for India’s ongoing non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council and successful Presidency of BRICS in 2021. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Russia for its ongoing chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

5. The Joint Statement titled India-Russia: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity aptly covers the state and prospects of bilateral ties. Coinciding with the visit, several Government-to-Government Agreements and MoUs, as well as those between commercial and other organizations of both countries, were signed in different sectors such as trade, energy, science & technology, intellectual property, outer space, geological exploration, cultural exchange, education, etc. This is a reflection of the multifaceted nature of our bilateral partnership.

6. President Putin extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Russia for the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in 2022.