Anupam Kher: Proud To Witness PM Modi Speak About Mahatma Gandhi At UN

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As PM Modi inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters, actor Anupam Kher spoke to Republic TV & said that it was a proud moment for the country.

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the United Nations headquarters on Tuesday, actor Anupam Kher present at the event spoke to Republic TV and said that it was a proud moment for the country. About the launch of the postal stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he said that PM Modi has made the country proud and has become the symbol for India.  "It is a moment of pride for us. The PM highlighted an important point that Mahatma Gandhi was not only the leader of India but the leader of the world. And most importantly what PM said that Mahatma Gandhi would be equally relevant in the world without the episode of freedom struggle because of his works and thoughts. I am glad and fortunate that I had an opportunity to listen to PM Modi today and other world leaders at the UN. I believe that 'My life is my message' is a message that only Mahatma would have given," he said.

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When asked about US President Donald Trump calling PM Modi as the ' Father of the country', Kher said that Trump must have been overwhelmed after witnessing the reception the PM received in Houston. Trump saw the reception given to PM Modi by 50,000 people in Houston. It was an expression he used to describe what he felt. And PM Modi has become a symbol for the nation because this is a person who is constantly speaking about the greatness of his country all around the world. He does not promote himself but he promotes India. All Indians around the globe are filled with pride that they have a leader who represents the country's greatness." 

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PM Modi meets the US president

Prime Minister Modi has met US President Donald Trump for bilateral talks in United Nations headquarters in New York on September 24. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a press brief after the meet said that the focus of discussion was on the 'impact of terrorism' and the origin of terror. The US President added that both countries will have a trade deal soon. The Prime Minister also gifted a framed photograph of Trump and himself taken at the Howdy Modi event to the US president. 

US president calls Modi 'father of India'

In his statement after the bilateral talk with PM Modi, Trump said that the Prime Minister has brought the nation together like a father. "He (PM Modi) is a great gentleman & a great leader. I remember India before and it was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting & he brought it all together. Like a father would bring it together. Maybe he is the Father of India. We'll call him the Father of India" said Trump.

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PM Modi in the US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his US trip on September 22. He addressed a humongous 50,000 Indian Americans at the NRG Stadium in Houston for his mega Howdy, Modi event. In three days, he met the United States President twice, once at his Howdy Modi event and second for bilateral talks in New York on September 24. The Prime Minister on Monday took part in the UN Climate Summit and on Tuesday took part in a special program to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Taking part in a range of events, PM Modi in his six-day visit is looking forward to deepen the Indo-US ties and strengthen India's position on a global platform. On September 27, PM Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly. 

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