Narendra Modi Not Expected in Durban

Repeated attempts to confirm whether Modi will be in Durban to meet South African Indians have proven futile. The SA Welcomes Modi organising committee are not sure of whether to prepare for a meet in the KZN province which holds the highest number of Indians in the country and the continent. Rumors of the Durban visit being cancelled were instruction of NaMo himself.

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Johannesburg is set to welcome Modi in spectacular style at the Ticketpro Dome, an excess of over 6000 registration requests have been recorded in hope of attendance of the Modi gala event next month.

The South African diplomatic core have not acknowledged Narendra Modi’s visit to South Africa and were not present at the SA Welcomes Modi launch.

The Presidency has not confirmed any official meeting of President Jacob Zuma with the Indian Prime Minister nor does Zuma’s diary reflect any engagement to date.

Kenya to host the mega NaMo event not South Africa

A group called Karibu Kenya Modiji is preparing to stage a historic event on July 10 to welcome the Prime Minister of India Shree Narendra Modi.

The convener of the organising committee, Dr Manu Chandaria, said at the first meeting that the PM’s visit is historic because it gives credence to the image of Kenyan Indians as builders of this nation. He said that the community, which is in its fifth generation, has played a significant role in Kenya’s development, yet sections of the indigenous population are not aware of our role in the development of the nation.

Kenyan Indians have been urged  to register online to secure entry passes to the venue and be part of this welcome party.

The head of the Karibu Kenya Modiji committee Dr. Ramjibhai Patel expects to have more than 25,000 members from the East African regions.

In light of this, auditions for a history making cultural exposition were held in Nairobi recently. Cultural dance groups, singers and acrobats have presented creative Indo Kenyan items for consideration to be part of celebrations to welcome Shree Modi.

Meanwhile, Young Jains Nairobi, celebrating two decades of service, learning and experiencing spirituality in Kenya, have organised Walk-a-thon 2, a charity walk followed by a Furaha Fiesta on Sunday July 3 at the Oshwal Centre in Westlands, Nairobi. After the walk which commences at 6.30am, participants will be treated to the fiesta dubbed a “Carnival with a Kenyan Twist”. It will include performances by the popular Action in Force and Sarakasi Dancers.

Participation in the walk and the Furaha Fiesta is free. The Young Jains are also offering free breakfast. Readers who are interested and would like to participate can seek further information by logging into walk@youngjainsnairobi.org. You can also call 0722 729 999.

SOUTH AFRICA: Visit this link here to register if you have not for the event and you just might be lucky enough to receive an invitation to the #NaMoInSA event on July 8th at the Ticket Pro Dome.


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