PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart arrived at the iCreate Centre in Deo Dholera village after their trip to the Sabarmati Ashram. The iCreate Centre is Narendra Modi’s brainchild and was established in 2011. Located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad the iCreate Centre is to push innovations and entrepreneurship in the Country.
Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the people at the iCreate Centre. The Israel PM was quoted saying, “I am delighted to be here. The world knows about iPads and iPods, there is no more that the world needs to know about, that is iCreate.”
He further added, “PM Modi and I are both very young and both very optimistic, we are young in our thinking and optimistic about the future.” Netanyahu also thanked the soldiers from Gujarat. He said, “Many Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the liberation of Haifa were Gujaratis. Thank you, Gujarat.”
Netanyahu ended his speech with, “Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! Jai Israel! Thank you Prime Minister Modi, thank you all!”
After Netanyahu, Modi took the stage and said, “When I went to Israel last year, I made up my mind to make our ties stronger. Since then I have been waiting for my friend Netanyahu to come. I am happy that he also came to Gujarat.”
PM Modi recollected the time iCreate was in the making, “I remember when we first thought of iCreate, the project came to Prof. Vasani. Unfortunately, he was unwell for a long time and today he is not there among us. But his vision of iCreate is there with us. He sowed the seeds, but today we can see the tree. Soon we will see the fruits of this big initiative.”
Modi concluded with, “The youth in India will touch new heights. I am sure that in future, India will lead the way in innovation. Even when the project was launched, I had wanted Israel to be a part of this. Israel is a frontrunner when it comes to startups and innovation.”
Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara arrived in India on Sunday for a six day tour. On Thursday. Netanyahu will open a memorial for the victims of 26/11 in Mumbai at the Chabad House. Eleven year old Moshe Holtzman, the boy who tragically lost his parents in the attack will also be present at the ceremony.