Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he had a “great interaction”
with members of the Indian community in Italy, including those who
are studying about India and those who have developed a close bond
with their home country over the years.
On the second day of his visit to
Italy for the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to
share “glimpses” from the community interaction in Rome.
“In Rome last evening, I had
a great interaction with members of the Indian diaspora in Italy,
those who are studying about India and those who have developed a
close bond with our nation over the years. It was wonderful to hear
their views on diverse topics,” he said in a tweet.
Swamini Hamsananda Giri, the
President of Sanatan Dharma Sangha, termed her meeting with Prime
Minister Narendra Modi as “moving”.
“It was (meeting with Prime
Minister Modi) moving of course, because to be Hindu in Italy is not
so easy but to meet the Prime Minister, it was a great honour for us.
Hindus in Italy are in minority,” she said.
The culture of India is a
treasure for the humanity because it is a culture of ancient times
since now for the whole human being and this is a culture of
non-violence (Ahimsa), of harmony and respect for the nature and
environment since the beginning of this culture, she said, adding
that it is a culture for the welfare of human being.
“As Sarvjan Hitaye, every
human being, every being in the world has to live in harmony and in
peace and we say Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”
“To each of us he asked
something very peculiar of us and asked what I like if we go to India
where and what we like from India so and I said Tamil Nadu and he
spoke to me in Tamil,” Swamini Hamsananda Giri added.