PM Modi sat with the workers at the L&T workers' residential complex and had the meal with them shortly after addressing them during which he appreciated their contribution to development of Saudi Arabia.

"Eating together, hearing each other's thoughts & experiences...at L&T Workers' Residential Complex in Saudi Arabia," the Prime Minister tweeted along with a picture of him having food with them.

The Prime Minister's gesture was hailed by the workers. "This is unprecedented. We will not forget it ever," said a worker from Kerala.

The Indian blue collar workers are engaged in L&T's USD 2 billion housing project here. There are over  2.96 million Indian nationals working in Saudi Arabia, the largest expatriate community in the country, and nearly 90 percent of them are blue collar workers.

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