Thousands of Indians are expected to flock to the Bahrain National Stadium today to attend what is said to be the biggest Indian community event in Bahrain. The stadium will be packed as the Indian community is set to welcome their Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose visit marks the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Bahrain.

Last night saw preparations at full swing at the stadium as dancers rehearse for the grand event today. On this note, the Indian Embassy has also released an advisory for the event.

The gates will be open at 3:30 pm and close for entry at 5 pm strictly, stated the embassy. Security will not allow anyone to enter after 5 PM. People are requested to be seated before 5 PM. Only mobile phones and Indian flags will be allowed inside. Entry to pavilion A will be from gates 6,7 and 8. Entry to pavilion B will be from gates 9,10,11 and 12.

MoUs on RuPay cards will be signed by India with Bahrain so that they can be used in these two countries (UAE as well). The RuPay cares were officially launched in UAE in presence of PM Narendra Modi. UAE is the first country in the Gulf where Indian RuPay card has been launched. Many business groups from the UAE have pledged to accept RuPay payment.

Meanwhile, former Union finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away today morning. Indian Prime Minister who is on a visit to the UAE, took to Twitter to express his condolences on the demise of the former BJP leader.

“With the demise of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valued friend, whom I have had the honour of knowing for decades. His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels. He lived well, leaving us all with innumerable happy memories. We will miss him!” he tweeted.

PM Narendra Modi has spoken to Arun Jaitley’s wife and son and expressed his condolences. Both of them insisted that PM does not cancel his current foreign tour.