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Gaura Travel Partners with IADF to Welcome Modi

Gaura Travel, in collaboration with the Indian Australian Diaspora Foundation (IADF), has successfully facilitated the transportation of 174 passengers from Melbourne to Sydney on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023. The purpose of this journey was to attend the highly anticipated “Australia Welcomes Modi: A Community Reception in Honour of the Prime Minister of India” at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

This remarkable effort of chartering a flight was made possible through Gaura Travel’s partnership with Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest airline. Departing from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at 9:00 am, the specially designated “Modi Airways” plane commenced its way to Sydney.

Qantas Charter Flight aeroplane
Pictured, left to right: Passengers awaiting departure, an exterior shot of the Qantas Charter Flight aeroplane, passengers celebrating the event with song and dance

The event itself, organized by the Indian Australian Diaspora Foundation (IADF), stood as a profound tribute to the esteemed Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in light of his forthcoming visit to Australia. Supported by various Welcome Partner Organizations and a dedicated team of local volunteers, the reception served as a platform to highlight the shared values of democracy, inclusive economic development, and mutual respect between Australia and India. The IADF, a notable non-profit organization, actively fosters collaboration and cooperation among Indian-Australian entities, forging regional ties and expanding opportunities for engagement with India.

Modi’s long awaited visit follows Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to India in the months prior.

PM Modi’s visit to Australia had evoked immense interest and a sense of solidarity among the Indian community residing Down Under. The community reception in Sydney on May 23rd drew a large gathering of over 20,000 Indian Diaspora members, who eagerly awaited the Prime Minister’s presence. This event generated significant enthusiasm among supporters of Modi in Australia.

The collaboration between Gaura Travel, IADF, and various partner organizations has not only facilitated seamless travel arrangements but also provided a platform to celebrate the enduring friendship between Australia and India. The success of this effort demonstrates the commitment to strengthening bilateral ties, fostering cultural exchange, and nurturing the vibrant Indian diaspora in Australia.

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