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PM Modi in UAE: Over 2,500 to attend ‘Ahlan Modi’ despite inclement weather. Things to know.

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India is in the UAE to address the ‘Ahlan Modi’ event at Zayed Sports City Stadium on Tuesday. Over 2,500 individuals are likely to take part in full ground rehearsals and volunteer briefings despite adverse weather conditions.

The head of communications, Ahlan Modi, Nishi Singh, told ANI, “The inclement weather hasn’t dampened the spirit of Indians in the UAE; over two and a half thousand of them turned up for full-ground rehearsals of the cultural program and briefing as volunteers yesterday, despite heavy rains.” 

 “It’s clear that the weather is not going to come in the way of the unique community-driven summit to celebrate Indo-UAE friendship lavishly and give a resounding welcome to PM.”

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The Ahlan Modi event:

The ‘Ahlan Modi’ event witnessed overwhelming enthusiasm from the Indian diaspora, prompting organizers to close registrations last week with over 65,000 attendees. It is a community reception organized for the Indian diaspora in the UAE to interact with the Prime Minister. 

To comply with UAE directives, the number of participants on February 13 will be limited based on the stadium’s seating capacity.

“Following the directives of UAE authorities, the numbers of attendees are limited on the 13th at Ahlan Modi by the seating capacity of Zayed Sports City Stadium and the realistic traffic and parking management as attendees are coming to Abu Dhabi from all over the seven Emirates,” Nishi Singh added.

The Indian expatriate community of approximately 3.5 million is the largest ethnic community in the UAE, constituting roughly about 35 percent of the country’s population.

The event will showcase India’s rich cultural diversity with an exhibition featuring over 700 artists. 

Over 150 Indian community groups will actively participate with a focus on regional diversity and the integration of thousands of blue-collar workers from across the Emirates. 

In a remarkable display of solidarity and anticipation, the ‘Nari Shakti’ of the Indian community has shown overwhelming support and enthusiasm. They have registered in significant numbers and are actively promoting the event, embodying the spirit of women’s empowerment, communal harmony, and participation, according to the organising committee.

PM Modi will be in the UAE on a two-day official visit beginning today. This will be his seventh visit to the UAE since 2015 and the third in the last eight months.

During the visit, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The visit also highlights the importance of the bilateral relationship between India and the UAE, which has witnessed significant growth in recent years, particularly in areas such as trade, investment, and strategic cooperation.

The event will serve as a symbol of unity among the Indian diaspora and reflects the strong bonds between India and the UAE.

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