The Indian prime minister will also head to the Science Museum to discuss the collaboration of the United Kingdom and India in science and technology.
A counter-demonstration titled British Indians Welcome Prime Minister Modi is also planned at the same time at Parliament Square.
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the Maoist youth to shun their guns and join the mainstream for development in which the government would protect their rights.
PM Modi will reach Stockholm on April 16 evening in what will be the first prime ministerial visit from India to Sweden in 30 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. An exceptional gesture is being made by Sweden. So were more than 100 other districts in the country. Sweden's specialisation in green energy converges with India's recent push to renewable energy generation.
In their letter directed to PM Modi, the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK, wrote, "We the Indian Indian student and alumni community in UK are deeply horrified and demand immediate proceedings against the accused in both cases (Kathu gang-rape and murder and Unnao rape case)". Prime Ministers of all the Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - will also attend the summit.
After unveiling several pro-poor programmes, including launch of "Ayushman Bharat" scheme in Maoist-affected Baster region of Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister, who began and ended his speech with "Jai Bheema", vowed to transform 115 "aspirational districts" of the country into "ambitious districts" by adopting different strategies, including a "mass movement". Sweden has a large population of nearly 30,000 Indian origin persons, especially working as skilled labourer. Claiming that Sweden plays a huge role in India's development, He said, "India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties".
The prime minister, who is now visiting Sweden to attend the Indo-Nordic summit in Stockholm, will arrive in London late evening April 17. Also, the United Kingdom is expected to formally convey its readiness to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
India and Sweden will jointly organize the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on April 17, which will be attended by the PM.
The Indian Prime Minister is also scheduled to call on Queen Elizabeth II and interact briefly with CEOs of the two nations who are working on a new agenda of economic partnership. The University of Oxford India Society, London School of Economics India Society, University College London Indian Society, Imperial College London Indian Society and University of Birmingham Bharat Parivar are among the 19 signatories of the letter alongside NISAU UK.