Indian diaspora is making a mark all over world: Modi
The Indian diaspora is making a mark all over the world and they are the country's "rashtradoots (ambassadors)", PM Narendra Modi told a gathering of Indian community members in Rwanda. He said, "President Paul Kagame said... that the Indian community is contributing to Rwanda's progress and they are also doing a lot of community service. I was happy to hear this." Here's more.
Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Rwanda
Modi is on a two-day visit to Rwanda, one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. He is the first Indian PM to visit the country. "For years the Indian community in Rwanda wanted a High Commission. This long-pending demand will be fulfilled and you will be connected even further with India," he told the gathering. Meanwhile, Modi and Kagame discussed measures to boost bilateral ties.
Modi will visit Genocide Memorial later today
Later today, PM Modi will visit the Genocide Memorial and participate in an event on "Girinka" (one cow per family), a national social protection scheme of Rwanda initiated by Kagame.