Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to twin cultural program Abhinandan and Abhivyakti. Modi arrived at Moscow on Wednesday 23rd December for this event. Modi russia visit is for two days for the annual summit. He was greeted with red carpet welcome in Moscow and received a guard of honor at Vnukova II airport.
In the honor of Narendra Modi: Abhinandan and Abhivyakti
Abhinandan and Abhivyakti program conducted in Russia on 24th December 2015 was crowded by a huge crowd of 3000 people. The theme of this program was all based on Indian culture and heritage. The enthusiasm and spirit of the crowd were worth watching, which simply took this program to new heights.
‘Abhinandan’ anticipated the performance of enticing Indian dance forms including folk and classical. The entire performances were done by 32 Russian artists, who aimed at displaying the importance of Indian Culture besides the lovable relationship between Russia and India.
The program started with valuable shloka recital and recitation of Vande Mataram by Russian Brahmakumaris, which was followed by the dance on Indian folk and classical forms including Kuchipudi, Kathak, and Dandiya Raas.
Abhinandan ended with the soothing musical enactment with Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poem “Geet Naya Gata Hoon” rendered by Lata Mangeshkar on 24th December, which is a day before Atal Ji’s birthday.
Another segment of this program was ‘Abhivyakti’ that divulged and presented the authentic image of Indian culture, tradition, and history presented by 100 Russian artists. The main aim of this segment was to show the affection, love, and brotherhood which exists amid the Russians and Indians.
This entire segment was related to the Indian philosophy ‘Vasudheva Kutumbakam’ which depicts the joy, love and goodwill of and the relationship of Indian’s with the whole world. Abhivyakti consisted of performance on Namaskaram, Charishnu, Bharatnatyam, Rudra, Pandattam, Khoria, Lavni, Kalina Taal.
“INDIA-RUSSIA ANNUAL SUMMIT AND NARENDRA MODI”
Privileged with Prestigious Gifts
The concept of Annual Summit was started in 2000 by former PM Atal Ji and Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was the 16th annual summit between India-Russia between PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian President gifted Modi a Bengal Sword which was of Najafi Dynasty of the 18th century. He even gifted a handwritten page from the diary of Gandhiji. Modi Ji was extremely happy and proud on receiving this prestigious gift.
The increasing terrorist attacks and the situation of Syria were the main issues that were discussed here. In this meeting, various pacts on nuclear energy sector and defense sector were finalized. Modi also said that Russia has been India’s major partner through decades, accounting for a majority of defense equipment, even when the India is dealing with other countries also, but Russia is still the principle partner.
Further, he said that India is committed to constructing at least 12 nuclear power with highest safety standards in the world with Russian assistance. It was followed by meeting in Kremlin with the CEO’s of India and Russia as well. As the Russian economy was hit badly with western sanctions in Ukraine crisis, so they are looking forward to having economic tie-ups with India. Putin also said that he is interested in exploring oil and gas projects in Eurasian countries.
WRAPPING OFF THE SUMMIT
During Modi russia visit both the countries decided to make crucial partnership in various sectors. In total 16 agreements were made between the both the countries some of which are stated here below:
Agreement between the Department of Atomic Energy of India and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation for localization of manufacturing in India for Russian-designed nuclear reactor units.
MOU for cooperation for geological survey.
Exploration and production of hydrocarbons between ROSNEFT Oil Company.
Oil India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
MOU between Solar Energy Corporation of India and Russian Energy Agency regarding construction of solar energy plants in India.
Agreement on simplification of requirements for mutual travels of certain categories of citizens of both countries.
MOU between Prasar Bharati and Digital Television Russia on cooperation in the field of broadcasting.
In meeting with the CEO’s of both the countries Modi invited invested in various sectors in India including Diamond industry, Infrastructure, and aerospace. He also assured the Russian investors that his government is dedicated to fair taxes regime and efforts are made to do business with ease, joint manufacture of 226 military helicopters and construction of 12 atomic plants with an involvement of local companies in India.
NARENDRA MODI’S TWEETS
On this Modi russia visit, Modi tweeted he was mesmerized to see the popularity of Indian culture and the affection between the two countries. He further tweeted that the meeting with CEO’s was very positive and the whole discussion with President Putin was excellent. It is expected in future that both the countries will seal defense deals and new plants will be in sync with ‘Make in India’ principles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be very optimistic about this visit.
Am very optimistic about outcomes of my Russia visit. It will deepen economic & security ties with a valued friend. https://t.co/uZcZW4zvnA
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 23, 2015