Respect for India in the world has increased significantly over the past five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on his return to the country after a week’s trip to the US, and credited the people of the nation for the change in attitude.
Addressing BJP leaders and supporters, who had gathered at the New Delhi airport to greet him, Modi said Indians settled abroad had earned love of the countries they live in and this has enhanced India’s prestige.
Stating that he had visited the United Nations in 2014 and in 2019, he said, “In these five years, I have seen a big change. The respect for India, the enthusiasm towards India has increased significantly. This is due to the 130 crore Indians who formed the government with greater strength.”
During his visit, Modi addressed a massive gathering of Indian diaspora at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston in the presence of US President Donald Trump, which he said was special.
“There were Republicans and Democrats. In addition to all this, what stands out is the manner in which the Indian community in USA, in Texas and in Houston showcased their presence,” he said, according to ANI.
During the visit, Modi also addressed the UN General Assembly and held a series of bilateral meetings. He also met CEOs of several top global companies.
The Prime Minister thanked people for coming in large numbers to welcome him. “This has been a memorable welcome back home,” he said.
The Prime Minister was received by BJP working president JP Nadda at the airport along with other leaders including Lok Sabha MPs from Delhi.
(With inputs from agencies)