Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the shared legacy of India- Fiji relations is based on the sense of service of humanity. He said despite the vast ocean separating the two countries, the culture of both nations has kept India- Fiji connected.
In his video message at the opening of Shri Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Fiji today, Mr. Modi said the two countries relations are based on mutual respect and strong people-to-people ties.
He acknowledged the privilege of India getting opportunities to contribute in the socio-economic development of Fiji. He said the inaugurated hospital is a symbol of the relationship between the two countries and another chapter in the shared journey of India and Fiji. The Children’s Heart Hospital is one of its kind not only in Fiji but in the entire South Pacific region.
The Prime Minister said for the region, where heart-related diseases are a major challenge, this hospital will be a way of giving new life to thousands of children. He also expressed satisfaction that not only the children will get world-class treatment there but all surgeries will be done free of cost.
The Prime Minister bowed to Brahmleen Sri Sathya Sai Baba whose sapling of human service has grown into a huge banyan tree, serving the entire humanity. He recalled that Sri Sathya Sai Baba freed spiritualism from rituals and linked it with people’s welfare.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi greeted Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji on his birthday today and expressed hope that under his leadership, the relationship between the two countries will continue to get stronger.