The Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS), which represents over 300,000 Keralites living on the island, takes this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on his debut visit to Bahrain.
Commerce and trade are the most prominent milestones of the relations between any ancient cultures and civilisations.
One of the first recorded sea routes in history provides traces of links between the Indus Valley civilisation and the ancient Dilmun civilisation.
The relation, which grew through centuries around the Arabian Sea, still remains intense and robust.
The is an occasion to cherish as the visit of the Prime Minister will undoubtedly boost bilateral ties between India and Bahrain.
For the whole Indian community, the visit of this dynamic world leader is definitely a pride.
Indians, especially Keralites, who claim centuries-old relations with this beautiful Island of Pearls are one of the biggest expat communities in existence.
The BKS, established in 1947 by a group of visionaries, is today one of the oldest and largest leading socio-cultural organisations on the island.
Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of socio-cultural and philanthropic activities in the kingdom.
BKS is well-known for its active role as a cultural bastion and its charitable activities benefiting tens of thousands of people every year.
BKS considers Mr Modi’s visit to Bahrain as a thanksgiving note to this great country, which has been continuously offering wonderful co-existence opportunities to expatriate communities, especially to the Indian diaspora.
The Indian community in Bahrain is upbeat about Mr Modi’s visit and this will author a new chapter in the centuries-old relationship between India and Bahrain.
Bahrain, which has been a second home to thousands of Indians over the years, has always acknowledged the role of the Indian community in building the modern Bahrain.
The maiden visit of the Prime Minister will further the bilateral relationship which will lead to greater co-operation in areas of trade, commerce, technology, education, IT, infrastructure and power amongst others.
As India has already become an atomic space power and is poised to become an economic superpower in the immediate future, its strategic alliance with the Middle East, especially with Bahrain, will benefit this region.
This historic visit has already created an air of euphoria among not only Indians but Bahrainis as well, showing how eagerly the region is looking forward to greater engagement with India.
The president, secretary and the executive committee of the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam along with its members and the whole Keralite community once again extends a warm welcome to Prime Minister Modi.