Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to France, addressed the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters and inaugurated a memorial for victims of two deadly Air India plane crashes in 1950 and 1966.
Both planes crashed in the same region on the Mont Blanc mountain along the French-Italian border. There were no survivors. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, revered as the father of India’s nuclear programme, was also killed in 1966 Air India plane crash.
PM Modi said the new government was committed to eradicating corruption, terrorism and nepotism from the country.
"The new government has completed just 75 days and we are working tirelessly and have taken several big decisions. We have launched a mega scheme for water conservation and abolished the Triple Talaq practice," PM Modi said.
From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Friday where he would receive the 'Order of Zayed', the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government.
He will hold talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and also formally launch RuPay card to expand the network of cashless transactions abroad.