This Article is From Jun 27, 2019

PM Modi Addresses Indian Community In Japan: Top Quotes

PM Modi made the address at the iconic Hyogo House in Kobe hours after he met Japan's PM Shinzo Abe.

PM Modi addresses Indian community in Kobe, Japan.

Kobe, Japan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Japan to attend the G20 summit, addressed the Indian community inKobe today amid "Modi Modi" chants. PM Modi made the address at the iconic Hyogo House in Kobe hours after he met Japan's PM Shinzo Abe. The meeting between PM Modi and Shinzo Abe was "the first such meeting between these leaders since the start of Japan's Reiwa era," PM's Office tweeted. "Many aspects of India-Japan relations were discussed," it further said.

Here are the top quotes from PM Modi's address to Indian community in Japan:

  1. "Swami Vivekananda, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Neta ji Subhash Chandra Bose..... many Indians have contributed in strengthening India's relationship with Japan. And that's why after World War-2, India and Japan's relationship grew stronger."

  2. "When it comes to India's relations with the world, Japan holds an important position. These relations are not from today but dates back to centuries. It has harmony and respect for each other's culture in its foundation."

  3. "There was a time when India was contributing in production of cars. Now, we are contributing in the production of bullet trains.Today, there is no part in the country, where Japan's projects and investments have not left an impact."

  4. "Nearly two decades ago, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee met Yoshiro Mori and shaped our relationships in the form of global partnership. In 2014, I got the opportunity to strengthen these relations when I became the prime minster"

  5. "There are many connecting links in our languages too. What is called Dhyana in India, is called Zen here. What is called Seva there is also Seva here."

  6. "There is no difference between your aspirations here (in Japan) and the Indians back home."

  7. "India will be made stronger. Sabka saath sabka vikas aur usmein logon ne amrit milaya sabka vishwas. We are going ahead with this mantra."

  8. "Our relations with Japan are centuries old. We have respect for each other's cultures. This is because of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi). This year also marks Bapu's 150th birth anniversary. We have heard his saying since childhood-- bura mat dekho, suno, kaho (Do not hear, see or speak evil). But very people know that three monkeys he chose to spread the message are from 17th century in Japan."

  9. This time, 130 Crore Indians formed an even stronger government. This is big. After three decades, for the first time, a government with clear majority formed government for the second time in a row.

  10. Digital literacy is spreading at a fast pace. A huge infrastructure is being set up for digital innovation. In the next five years, we aim to set up 50,000 start up.