Port Wings, 02 October 2019:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on 28 September 2019 night from a week-long trip to the United States, where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly and several events, including the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ diaspora gathering.
On his return Prime Minister Modi said that respect and enthusiasm for India has increased significantly on the world stage in the last five years.
It is true in the sense that the US President Donald Trump himself said that Modi has attained a status of “Father of Nation” in India.
While there were immediate reactions to Trump’s acknowledgement on Modi’s new status back home, the solid backing by a leader of one of the powerful nations on the Earth certainly says more than just few words.
Addressing a gathering outside the Palam Airport where he touched down, Modi said that the grand ‘Howdy, Modi!’ diaspora event in Houston in Texas saw the attendance of US President Donald Trump and both Republicans and Democrats. He said what stood out was the manner in which the Indian community in the US showcased their presence.
By any standard, the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston was a grand one as US President Trump was present there.
To mark the historic events in US, the BJP organised a grand welcome for PM Modi outside the Palam Technical Area where thousands of party workers gathered.
Before leaving the US soil after completing his successful trip Modi thanked the American people for the “exceptional welcome, warmth and hospitality” and expressed confidence that the diverse range of programmes he attended during the stay will greatly benefit India and its development trajectory.
Back home, the Delhi BJP also mobilised a large number of party workers from the districts and gave a splendid reception.
In US soil, the first engagement of PM Modi with the top CEOs and representatives from sixteen energy majors of the US turned out to be a “fruitful meeting”, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said. The discussion was focussed on working together for energy security and expanding mutual investment opportunities between India and the US.
PM Modi’s first address in New York came at the Climate Action Summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He invoked the teachings of Gandhi and appealed for behavioural changes to make climate sustainable. He spelt out all the initiatives taken by India with respect to environmental issues, not to leave his initiative to ban the use of single-use plastic in India on October 2.
By and large, the visit is seen as a successful attempt by PM Modi in creating more importance for India on global stage.