Thousands of people from the Indian community have gone in and out of the Indian Embassy to collect their event passes during the past two days. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the gathering tonight at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa. This event is said to be the biggest gathering of the Indian diaspora in Bahrain.

Indian National Flags have been hoisted in several areas of Bahrain welcoming the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Bahrain
Hundreds of flags were being sold near the Indian Embassy as the patriotic fever continues. The embassy has also announced the distribution of access cards which will resume today from 8 am onwards as well.

“We feel so honoured to welcome our beloved PM Modi Ji to Bahrain. You can feel the excitement in the air, I don’t think I have ever seen so many Indians come together for any other event before” said Shiva from Madhya Pradesh eagerly awaiting for the event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in Manama during his two-day visit to Bahrain. Bob Thaker, President of Thattai Hindu Merchant community, said the newly-built structure will have 45,000 square feet in area and will have 80 per cent more capacity to host devotees in terms of space, according to financial express.

The project also envisages a facility for hosting Hindu weddings, in line with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority’s initiative to make the Kingdom a hub of Indian weddings, the News of Bahrain quoted Thaker as saying.

“In Bahrain, there would be interactions with the Indian diaspora. It would be an honour for me to be present at the special ceremony marking the re-development of the temple of Lord Shreenathji, among the oldest temples in the Gulf region” stated the Prime Minister.