PM Modi calls for family snaps for Yoga Day celebrations

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30 May, 2017

Germany will host ceremonial welcome for Prime Minister Modi today.

"The bonds of a fruitful partnership".

Asserting that our ancestor's conserved nature, Prime Minister Modi appealed that we must also show the same compassion towards future generations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today get to a warm welcome in Germany on the first leg of his four-nation, six-day trip to three European countries and Russian Federation.

In an interview to German newspaper "Handelsblatt", he pointed out, "Europe has been hit hard by terrorism". "Europe must play a lead role in developing an effective global response under the aegis of the United Nations to deal with this menace", he said.

Reflecting his view on the Indo-German ties, PM Modi had said that India sees Germany as an important partner in the national flagship programmes of Make in India, Skill India, Start-up India, Clean India and Smart Cities. "It has more than 7,000 German and Indian member companies", Ney said, adding that over 1,800 German companies are doing business in India.

"We must not treat garbage as waste, it is wealth, a resource", he said, stressing the importance of waste management.

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"We are under enormous pressure as the space for democracy in India is decreasing", said human rights activist and founder of the people's watch, Henri Triphagne, who was in the German capital of Berlin at an event.

Stating that France was a leading strategic partner of India, Jaiswal said that the two countries have very strong cooperation in the areas of space, civil nuclear, defence, and economy.

He said that Yoga has connected the entire world the same way it connects the body, heart, mind and soul. "Our expectation is that G20 would be able to enhance global growth", he noted.

On Tuesday, Modi and Merkel will head the fourth round of the biannual Inter-Governmental Consultations.

The following day, the Prime Minister will for the first time attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), a business event.

As his government and party complete three years in power this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat to say that he felt he was conversing with "my own family while sitting at home" - apparently in response to the opposition that has accused him of being unilateral in his decisions.


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