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Sydney: Modi receives 'boomerang' from aboriginal dancers

India TV News Desk 17 Nov 2014, 11:37:22 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Sydney: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday received a boomerang as a present during a traditional welcome by aboriginal dance performers as he touched down in this Australian city.

Modi termed the welcome "amazing".

Modi, who arrived here from Brisbane, watched the aboriginal dance performance at his hotel.

Later the dancers presented him with a boomerang.

"Amazing welcome in Sydney. Glad to be here," he tweeted.

Modi also spoke to the dancers.

He is to address thousands of the Indian diaspora at the Allphones Arena which is all geared up to welcome him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Sydney to attend a community reception at the Alphonse Arena.

He was received at the airport by the president of Legislative Council of New South Wales Ton Harwil.

Narendra Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, will be on a whirlwind six-hour visit to Sydney before proceeding to Canberra Monday night and later to Melbourne.