A chartered aeroplane carrying about 170 people of Indian descent travelled from Melbourne chanted Modi Airways in order to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi in person.
This morning, the Qantas flight touched down in Sydney.
170 members of the IADF chant “MODI AIRWAYS”
The Indian Australian Diaspora Foundation (IADF) members danced their way to the plane christened “Modi Airways.” Prime Minister’s supporters carried tricolour-themed turbans and waved national flags.
In a statement, the Australian government referred to the IADF-organised event in Sydney as “a core part of our multicultural community” and intended to honour Australia’s vibrant and diversified Indian community.
Dhol being played 15000 – 20000ft + above ground on #ModiAirways 😊
May be another first again. pic.twitter.com/9gWSicI6XZ
— Modiairways (@modiairways) May 23, 2023
According to Dr Amit Sarwal, many people are waiting outside the event venue, where they will be cheering for PM Modi.
At Melbourne airport this morning, enthusiastic passengers of “Modi Airways” on way to Sydney to listen to PM Modi. @PMOIndia @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/1v6gf4Hd7p
— Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale (@vijai63) May 22, 2023
Sydney welcomes PM Modi through skywriting
‘Welcome Modi’ spelt by a recreational aircraft’s contrails posed a mesmerising sight in the clear blue sky over Sydney ahead of the community event organised to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Australia.
A video of the skywriting has since then gone viral on social media.
PM Modi arrived in Sydney on Monday as a guest of the Australian government and the visit builds on the Australia-India Annual Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi in March and discussions at the G7 Summit and Quad Leaders’ meeting in Hiroshima, Japan over the weekend.
Plane traces 'Welcome Modi' message in Sydney sky ahead of big diaspora event
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/LuEYbQohkK#PMModi #Australia #Sydney #PMModiInSydney pic.twitter.com/PA7HTHpeh0
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 23, 2023
PM Modi to meet Anthony Albanese
Later in the day, PM Modi is anticipated to attend the ceremony with Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia. The presidents will talk about collaboration in the fields of defence and security, renewable energy, ter of Australia. The presidents will talk about collaboration in the fields of defence and security, renewable energy, commerce, and investment at their bilateral meeting tomorrow.
He came from Papua New Guinea, where he spoke with James Marape, his colleague, and evaluated their bilateral ties.
The Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) conference was co-hosted by the two leaders on Monday, promoting interregional harmony.
PM Modi flew on Friday to attend three G7 summit sessions
On Friday, PM Modi departed for his three-nation tour from Japan. He attended three G7 summit sessions at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida.
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The Prime Minister attended the third in-person Quad Summit in Hiroshima alongside US President Joe Biden. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese were also present.
The Quad conference was relocated after US President Joe Biden had to cancel his travel to Australia.