"Shri Narendra Modi in Orissa"
"CM offers prayers at Jagannath Temple in Puri"
"Shri Modi seeks blessings of Lord Jagannath for the prosperity of the nation"
"Have come from the land of Somanth to seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath: Shri Modi"
"Gujarat and Odisha share a special bond: Shri Modi"
"Immense contribution of the people of Odisha in the development of Gujarat: Shri Modi"

On Tuesday 16th July 2013 Shri Narendra Modi travelled to Odisha. Shri Modi offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri and he also prayed at Gundicha Temple in Puri. He affirmed that Odisha and Gujarat have a strong bond in various areas. Shri Modi met Gajpati Maharaj, the Chairman of the Jagannath Temple in Puri. In Puri he met Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Nisschlanda. He offered prayers for all those who lost their lives during the Uttarakhand floods.

Talking to the media on the sidelines of his visit to Puri, Shri Modi said that he sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath for the prosperity of our nation. Speaking in both Oriya and Hindi, Shri Modi stated that he has come from the land of Somnath to the land of Jagannath to seek His blessings. The Chief Minister shared that Lord Jagannath has always blessed Gujarat and its people.

Shri Modi stated that the people of Odisha have an immense contribution in the development of Gujarat. He pointed that there would be no district or Tehsil of Odisha whose people are not working in Gujarat. He went on to say that both Odisha and Gujarat are coastal states and both of them are blessed with the magnificent sun temples of Konark and Modhera.

Earlier in the day, he was warmly received by BJP leaders at Bhubaneswar airport and he travelled to Puri by road, during which he offered tributes to Panchsakhas at Sakhagopal.  BJP leader Dr. Chandan Mitra, who accompanied Shri Modi Tweeted in the morning, On way to Puri accompanying Narendra Modiji to seek blessings of Prabhu Jagannath. Seems whole of Bhubaneswar is on the road to greet him.


Below is what Shri Modi said in Oriya during his visit to Puri:


ओडिशा र भाई  ओ भोउणी मानंकू पवित्र रथजात्रा अवसर रे नमस्कार ।

आजी पुरी धाम रे महाप्रभु जगन्नाथंक दर्शन करी मु नीज कू धन्य मने करूछी ।

मु सोमनाथंकर माटीरू आसी, महाप्रभु जगन्‍नाथंक माटी रे पहंचीछी।

गुजुराट र अर्थनैतिक प्रगति रे ओडिशा र मानव संबल ओ एहा र योगदानकू मु सम्‍मान कुरूछी।

महाप्रभु जगन्नाथ देश एवं देशवासिंकर मंगल करंतु ।

एतिकि प्रार्थना ।


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21st India – Russia Annual Summit
December 07, 2021

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.