‘Aap ki yatra shubh ho’: Israelis wish Modi in Hindi ahead of his ‘historic’ visit
“Bharat aur Israel ke sambandho mein vriddhi ho aur mazboot bane,” says one Israeli participant in the videoindia Updated: Jun 30, 2017 14:29 IST
The Israeli embassy in India has released a video showing its citizens welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hindi before he starts his three-day visit to Israel from next Tuesday.
Posted on Wednesday to the embassy’s Twitter account, the video starts with Israelis sending their warm wishes in broken Hindi followed by an exhilarated welcome by the staff in New Delhi.
“Aap ki yatra shubh ho, mangalmai ho,” a participant says. “Bharat aur Israel ke sambandho mein vriddhi ho aur mazboot bane,” adds another.
Daniel Carmon, Israel’s ambassador to India, can also be seen at the end of the little over a minute video, welcoming Modi in both Hindi and Hebrew.
The video instantly touched the hearts of many Indians, including Modi who took to Twitter to thank them.
बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद। https://t.co/3eiJmPLUQL— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 29, 2017
“The love for our PM and our country is so overwhelming.A Big Thanks from all Indians (sic),” a social media user wrote.
“Lots of love and respect to Israeli people from a Indian (sic),” commented another user.
With the tour scheduled to begin on July 4, Modi will become the first Indian premier to set foot on Israel. Hailing it as a ‘historic’ visit, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu extended his greetings earlier this week on social media.
Thank you, my friend, for your kind holiday greeting. The people of Israel eagerly await your historic visit. https://t.co/Is1NmfWiMF— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 11, 2017
The two leaders are expected to hold talks on a host of diplomatic as well as non-security areas, including water, agriculture, health investment, space, and even “bringing Bollywood to Israel”.
Apart from the diplomatic activities, Modi will also meet Moshe, the 11-year-old Jewish survivor of the 26\11 Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Moshe was barely two when his parents Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg were killed along with six others, by Pakistan-based Lashkar-i-Taiba terrorists in the Chabad House attack in 2008.