Thursday, April 7, 2016

Modi touches hearts of Indian workers at Saudi Arabia

                                                                                           


                                  New Delhi: He is not just a good orator and an ace policy maker. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday touched the hearts of many migrant construction workers by having lunch with them at the L&T residential complex at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

During his 2-day Saudi trip, Modi visited the workers' residential complex of L&T, which is part of a consortium that is building a section of the Riyadh Metro. Appreciating the efforts made by the workers for the Riyadh metro rail project, he said “your hard work has brought me here.”

He said that the work being done by Indian workers abroad, not only earns money, but also raises the stature of India. Indian workers were fondly remembered in various parts of the world where they had completed many prestigious projects. In future, the Riyadh Metro too would similarly evoke memories about Indian workers who had contributed to its construction, he said.

The Prime Minister said he often gets to know about Indians working abroad through letters he receives from their relatives. He shares both their joys and their sorrows through these letters. "I feel I am a part of your family," he said.

The Prime Minister mentioned the "e-migrate" initiative of the Union Government, which would facilitate people who wished to work abroad. He said more "worker resource centres" would be opened, and the MADAD portal was a way to immediately reach the Union Government. The Prime Minister said that India has the capacity to give the world the manpower it requires.

The gathering of over a thousand workers, cheered enthusiastically on many occasions as the Prime Minister spoke. The Prime Minister later mingled with the assembled workers and shared snacks with them.

Source:- http://www.btvin.com/article/read/news/5112/economicsurvey2016 via NMApp