Prime Minister Modi Speech in US Congress
Since 1985, PM Narendra Modi was the fifth Indian leader to address the US Congress. Former PM Manmohan Singh addressed the congress in 2005. PM's this 3 days visit to US is very important as there is number of previous ties and execution will be proceeded. The two leaders Modi and US president Obama consolidated strong bilateral ties.
As per the agreement that made in 2008, US based Westinghouse Electric Co is to build 6 nuclear reactors in India which is yet to finalize in contract. India and U.S leaders agreed to move ahead with the construction of these nuclear reactors.
Modi's speech will be considered as the one of finest speech in the history. His speech has the mixture of humor, poetic quotes and punch lines. He received not less than 10 standing ovation and 69 applause during his long 47 minutes of speech.
Some of the important point Prime Minister stated during the speech is below.
'For us in India, to live in harmony with mother earth is part of our ancient belief.
Terrorism must be De-legitimized.
Those who believe in humanity must come together to fight for it as one & speak against menace of terrorism one voice.
A strong India-U.S. partnership can anchor peace, prosperity and stability across the world.
There can be no doubt that in advancing this relationship, both nations stand to gain in great measure.
Let us work together to convert shared ideals into practical cooperation.
Many of you also believe that a stronger and prosperous India is in America's strategic interest.
In every sector of India's forward march, I see the U.S. as an indispensable partner: PM to US Congress.
My dream is to economically empower them through many social and economic transformations.
India is undergoing a profound social & economic change. A billion of its citizens are already politically empowered.
Connecting our two nations is also a unique and dynamic bridge of three million Indian Americans.
Our people to people links are strong; and there is close cultural connect between our societies.
India won’t forget solidarity shown by U.S. Congress when terrorists from across our border attacked Mumbai.
India-US relationship has overcome hesitations of history. Comfort, candour & convergence define our conversations.
No wonder then, that President Obama has called our ties the defining partnership of the 21st century.
No wonder that the shared ideals and common philosophy of freedom shaped the bedrock of India-US ties.
No wonder then that former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee called India and the U.S. 'natural allies'.
Gandhi's non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King.
For my government, the Constitution is its real holy book.
India lives as one; India grows as one; India celebrates as one.
Our founders created a modern nation with freedom, democracy, and equality as the essence of its soul. Founding fathers of the US and India had shared values.
In granting me the opportunity to speak, you have honoured the world's largest democracy and its 1.25 billion people.
This temple of democracy has encouraged and empowered other democracies the world over,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed US Congress.
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