Diversity India’s pride and strength: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, the second day of his three-day visit to Britain, that diversity is the pride and strength of India.

“India is full of diversity. This diversity is our pride and our strength,” Modi said in his much-awaited address to 60,000 wildly cheering British-Indians at the iconic Wembley Stadium here.

“Kabir and Rahim have been our inspirations. The Sufi tradition is the best antidote to terrorism,” he said.

Earlier, Cameron and his wife Samantha, who was wearing a traditional Indian sari, welcomed Modi as he arrived at Wembley Stadium.

After Modi met organisers of the much-hyped event, the two leaders interacted with a group of schoolchildren of Indian-origin who had performed in the cultural extravaganza that preceded Modi’s speech.

Britain is home to a 1.5 million-strong Indian diaspora.

–Indo-Asian News service

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