Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian community at the Dubai Cricket Stadium greeted wished the Keralites a Happy New Year. Narendra Modi started his speech with greetings to those who hail from Kerala as the Keralites are celebrating New Year today. Today marks the first day of the Malayalam month of Chingam. Also Read - Wear Masks, Maintain Social Distancing: Modi in Message to Bengal For Durga Puja Festivities | Highlights

PM Modi who is in UAE for his two-day official trip had earlier wished Malayalis online. Modi took to Twitter and tweeted, “Greetings to Malayali community at the start of Chingam, the 1st month of Malayalam New Year. May this year bring happiness & prosperity. Glad to mark this special day of Malayali community in UAE, where the community has a key presence & is admired for its industrious nature.” Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation

Later while addressing the Indian diaspora at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, he wished them heartily before starting his speech. You can watch the speech here. (Narendra Modi in UAE addressing Indian Community: Watch Live Streaming & telecast of Indian PM’s Speech from Dubai Cricket stadium)