Modi in UAE











By Dr Utpal Kataky from Dubai 


As soon as the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s  two-day visit to UAE was announced, on-line registration by the Indian diaspora to attend a rally had started.

In Abu Dhabi, on the 16th, the P.M. had a tight schedule when he, not only visited the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Masdar City (world’s first sustainable eco-city) but also interacted with some blue-collar workers at a labour camp to understand their grievances if any.

On the 17th, In Dubai, “Marhaba welcome NaMo”, organized the rally in the International Cricket Stadium attended by over 51,000 Indians.

The event was of a magnitude unprecedented in the history of this country. Since the stadium had a capacity of only 30,000, two giant LCD screens were arranged for the spill over enthusiasts.

Interestingly, with soaring outside temperature,  temporary cooling system had been installed inside the stadium.

Preceeded by a colourful ethnic Indian cultural programme, the Prime Minister was greeted with loud cheers by the crowd as he entered.

Mr.Modi used his oratorical diction for over an hour enthralling and captivating the listeners with frequent rounds of applause.  Besides narrating his government’s achievements in the past one year, the Prime Minister spoke about investment and trade potentials between India and the UAE.

He touched on various developmental  schemes he had planned for the benefit of the common masses in India as well as plans for welfare schemes for the blue-collar NRIs in UAE. The highlights in his speech were  the stress to fight terror jointly by India and the UAE and settlement of burning issues with neighbouring countries through dialogue.

The Prime Minister concluded his visit by striking a deal on India-UAE’s infrastructure investment fund and promoting bilateral peace and stability in the region.  Mr. Modi thanked the UAE leaders and the people for the ‘unforgettable’ welcome bestowed on him.

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