Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada: Day 1

Published By : Admin | April 16, 2015 | 12:29 IST
"PM reaches Canada, Meets PM of Canada Stephen Harper"
"PM gifts traditional Indian miniature painting showing Guru Nanak Dev with his disciples to PM Harper"
"Canada a key partner in every area of India's national development priority: PM Modi"
"PM Modi reaches out to Indian diaspora in Toronto"
"प्रधानमंत्री कनाडा पहुंचे, कनाडा के प्रधानमंत्री स्टीफन हार्पर से मुलाकात की"
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने कनाडा के प्रधानमंत्री को गुरु नानक देव का पारंपरिक भारतीय लघु चित्र उपहार स्वरुप दिया "
"भारत के राष्ट्रीय विकास प्राथमिकता के सभी क्षेत्रों में कनाडा एक महत्वपूर्ण भागीदार: प्रधानमंत्री मोदी"
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने टोरंटो में भारतीय मूल के लोगों को संबोधित किया "

Amidst warm welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday, April 14th. It marked the beginning of last leg of Shri Modi’s three nation tour. A huge crowd gathered near the airport to see PM Modi. Shri Modi himself went up to them and shook hands.

PM of Canada, Mr. Stephen Harper, himself welcomed PM Narendra Modi taking to twitter to which Shri Modi also replied back.

A ceremonial reception was given to Prime Minister Modi. The PM of Canada himself received Shri Modi warmly.

PM Modi also presented the Canadian counterpart a traditional Indian miniature painting showing Guru Nanak Dev with his disciples Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana. The special artwork was made by a Jaipur-based artist, Virendra Bannu using handmade paper with mineral colours.

He also held a fruitful meeting with Canada's Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

At the Joint Press meet, PM Modi highlighted the growing India-Canada ties. Focussing on the trade potential, the PM considered Canada to be a key partner in every area of India's national development priority. The PM assured Canada about the transformations taking place in India making India one of the fastest growing economies in the world. He also praised the vision and leadership of PM Harper.

PM Shri Modi termed the India-Canada ties as natural partnership of shared values. Strongly condemning terrorism that had gripped both the nations in the past Shri Modi called for promoting a comprehensive global strategy, and consistent policy and action against all sources of terrorism. PM Narendra Modi also sought to enhance our defence and security cooperation with Canada. He expressed his part of content about the agreement on procurement of uranium from Canada.

Later, PM Narendra Modi and PM of Canada flew to Toronto, where an electrifying crowd waited eagerly for PM Modi at Ricoh Coliseum. At the airport a huge number of people gathered to receive PM Modi warmly. There was tremendous enthusiasm amongst the Indian Diaspora as soon as Shri Narendra Modi reached the venue.

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister highlighted the strength that India-Canada partnership had. Optimistic about the numerous pacts inked between both the Nations, Shri Modi said that a new atmosphere of trust was developed between India and Canada. The PM presented his dream of developed India where there were opportunities for the youth.

Wrapping up his stopover, the PM took to twitter and thanked the people of Toronto and PM Harper for the warm reception. He also shared a few glimpses from the event with all his admirers.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2015

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