PM unveils bust of Sardar Patel at diaspora event in Kampala

RSTV Bureau
Modi-Kampala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community event in Kampala on July 24, 2018

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed the Indian community event in Kampala where they revealed a bust of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

“Saluting the ‘Loh Purush’! PM @narendramodi and Ugandan President Museveni unveil the bust of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Indian community reception,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, which accompanied two photographs of the two leaders.

 

 

In one of the photographs, Modi was seen bowing before Patel’s bust and folding his hands as Museveni looked on.

Saluting the 'Loh Purush'! PM Modi and Ugandan President Museveni at the Indian community reception on July 24, 2018

Saluting the ‘Loh Purush’! PM Modi and Ugandan President Museveni at the Indian community reception on July 24, 2018

The Ugandan president remained present throughout the nearly 30-minute address of Modi and also spoke at the event. “Ugandan President Museveni was effusive in his praise for the Indian community in Uganda.

In his address at the community reception, he praised them for their hard work and contribution in the economic development of Uganda,” the MEA spokesperson said on Twitter.

 

In his address, Modi lauded the contribution of the Indian community in the growth of Uganda. He thanked Museveni for re-embracing the Indian community.

Prime Minister will deliver a Keynote address today at the Parliament of Uganda, the first Indian Prime Minister to address the Ugandan Parliament. India and Uganda agree to deepen economic and defence cooperation.

During Prime Minister Modi’s visit, India extends Line of Credit worth 200 million dollars to the African nation.

(With inputs from PTI)