The charm of our Prime Minister is indeed inspiring. His speeches have always been enchanting and the best part of them is that he actually puts in every effort to implement his words into action. Since the day of taking on the position of PM, Mr. Narendra Modi has talked about the high scope and significance of the tourism industry. India, for one, has a lot to impart to people through its culture, traditions, rich history, majestic architecture and sumptuous food. And this is something that the current ministry has not only identified well but has also invested into it.
Taking forward the same, India and Australia while signing onto the five agreements have included tourism and cultural exchanges. The three day visit of our PM at Australia has resulted into co-operation between the two countries on the aspect of easier access of the Indian market into the Australian business, exchange of information, promotion of tourism sector for the development of economy and investment into the hospitality sector.
The Memorandums of Understanding (or MoUs) were signed yesterday. The PM has also assured the facility of Visa on Arrival for Australian tourists. As much as a crowd of over 20,000 people had gathered inorder to listen to the speech of Narendra Modi at Allphones Arena in Sydney. He happens to be the first PM in the last 28 years to have visited Australia. This crowd not only consisted of people of Indian origin living in Australia but also people coming all the way from US and New Zealand. A deadline of two months was also announced for the merging of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseases Citizenship of India (OCI).
Prime Minister Modi also recognizes the need for a clean and green India as tourists coming to India are strongly affected by the lack of hygiene and litter they see all over the place. It is safe to say that the Swachh Bharat program which is the brainchild of The Prime Minister will not only help the country but will also be a huge boost to Tourism.
Another important point that was taken up yesterday included the conduction of a ‘Make in India’ Show by India in 2015. This is a major step that is going to benefit the tourism and hospitality section of both the countries. The love and support that Modi has received from the Australian audience is indeed quite heartwarming.
“Modi’s rockstar,” screamed his fans the other night and we definitely agree with them.