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New Delhi: Heads of state and government from Africa on Wednesday attended a banquet hosted in their honour by Prime Minister Narendra Modi attired in traditional Indian dresses.

The leaders, who are here to attend the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS), the summit meeting of which will be held on Thursday, gathered at the Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, here for the banquet dressed completely in Indian attire.

“Cultural connect… leaders in traditional Indian attire. @indiaafrica2015#IAFS,” PMO India tweeted along with a picture of the leaders.

“Stitching together the fabric of a new partnership with Africa. PM hosts a special dinner for #IAFS leaders,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson in the external affairs ministry, tweeted.

The heads of state and government and other dignitaries from the 54 African countries were treated to a pan-Indian dinner.

On Wednesday, the prime minister held as many 19 bilateral meetings with the visiting heads of state and government, as well as African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

(IANS)

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"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

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  • Prime minister Narendra Modi says that all religions flourished in India
  • He said that every religion found life in India
  • Modi said that India is a land of many religions and festivals

Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

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Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS