“I am absolutely in love with India. It’s an incredible place. There is some richness in that soil which I have never seen before,” NSW Premier Mike Baird said last night.
I’m sure these words must have made every Indian feel proud of their home country.
Mr. Baird yesterday met the Indian community and business leaders in Parramatta (in Western Sydney) at an Indian reception hosted by Matt Kean MP (Member for Hornsby) and organised by Gandhi Creations. He shared details of his successful first official visit to India, where he visited Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
It was great to hear from Mr. Baird that NSW is keen to play an important role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for India, which is expected to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2024.
It looks like Mr. Modi’s visit to Australia last November and Mr Baird’s visit to India in January is helping to strengthen the bonds of friendship between both countries. The areas being targeted for growth include tourism, education, investment and infrastructure planning.
The event was also addressed by Geoff Lee MP (Member for Parramatta) and Charles Casuscelli MP (Member for Strathfield).
All this gives us a very positive energy. We are looking forward to see Australia and India being better friends.