Sydney: Australia's aboriginal dancers todaygave a traditional welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived here on a whirlwind six-hour visit to attend a reception hosted by the Indian community for him.
Modi spent about five minutes at the lobby of Hotel Pullman and watched the four male dancers, who also sang, perform a few dance sequences.
Modi, who sat in a chair, also clapped his hands at the end of each sequences. He later shook hands with dancers. He got a boomerang as a gift from the dancers.
A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat aerofoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight.
A boomerang is designed to return to the thrower. It is well known as a weapon used by Indigenous Australians for hunting.
Boomerangs have been historically used for hunting, as well as a sport, and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian icon.