Indians in Australia mesmerized by Modi magic
Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese addressed a mega event at jam-packed Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday. The Young Bites Team led by Vijay Gupta which is in Sydney also covered the event and talked to Indian diaspora/ NRI’s who attended the rally.
Q. What are your views about Modi’s call to bring your Australian friends to India?
Mahesh Potdar: We have planned a visit to India and would take our Australian friends along. I have talked to my friends here. We are hoping to travel to Himachal Pradesh. We have been living in Australia for the last 15 years and India is changing under the leadership of Modi. We love our motherland and have witnessed how Image of India has changed in the past few years. Modi has greatly contributed to the growth model.
Q. PM Modi talked about India’s development journey. How are you feeling?
Chaitanya Peshve: I have been in Australia for the last 10 years. During my recent visit to India, I realized that what Modi said is all true. As Modi said, India is becoming a global binding power. I have made up my mind to visit Jammu and Kashmir along with Australian friends soon. It is obvious that from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India is one and diverse and we need to explore our mother country.
Q: You come to hear about Modi. How excited are you?
Kanchan Joshi: This is a life changing moment for us here and we feel quite energetic. You can say emotional moments practically. Just by watching him our energy level increases. We have come along with a group of 200 people in a special flight just for the event. At first we thought it would be impossible to hear Modi ji, because of the security issues. But it was a dream come true for all present here to have a glimpse of the Prime Minister. I have come here with my son.
Q: What do you think about India’s standing in the world today?
Sampat: I have been living in Australia for more than a decade and looking at the journey of India, I feel we are moving towards becoming the number one country in the world. We will leave the United States behind soon. We feel proud and think the friendship between India and Australia is deepening. To hear the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was very inspiring.