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We couldn't die for the nation but we can live for the country, Narendra Modi tells Indian diaspora in Sydney

India TV News Desk 17 Nov 2014, 16:45:26 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Sydney:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told the Indian Diaspora living in Australia that there are many people who were born after independence and therefore could not get the opportunity to sacrifice their lives for the nation but they all have the opportunity now to live for the country.

“We couldn't die for the nation, but we can live for the nation, that is something that everyone has the opportunity to do,” Narendra Modi told a rapturous crowd at Allphones Arena  of Olympic park in Sydney.

“I am fortunate that I am the first PM of India who was born in independent India,hence I feel greater responsibility.We couldn't die for the nation, but we can live for the nation, that is something that everyone has got the opportunity to do. It takes one day to come to Australia, but it took 28 years for an Indian PM to come here. My friends in Australia I assure you...you won't have to wait for 28 years,” said Modi.

“India is young. Full of young energy. We have capacity to work. Swami had talked about it. It was his dream – In front of my eyes, I can see my mother as vishwa guru. She will be a guide to the world. That is why I have faith in the great vision of the Swami. 6 months are nothing for this huge nation. I want to ask you, do you have the faith that I have? Can we serve humanity, can we stand tall again? We you agree, they your faith will become god's blessing. If you have faith then there is nothing that can stop us,” added Modi.

Modi assured a visa on arrival facility for Australian tourists and announced a two-month deadline for the long-pending merger of OCI and PIO status to woo the Indian diaspora from whom he sought support for his ambitious Clean India campaign.