PM Modi Departs For New Delhi After A High-powered Week In The US

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PM Modi departed for New Delhi on Friday evening at the end of a power-packed week in the United States where he held multiple bilateral meetings and summits

Written By Devarshi mankad | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left New York City on Friday evening to return to India at the end of a week-long visit to the United States where he attended multiple meetings and made addresses at various events.

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Events during the week

Modi began his tour by addressing a crowd of 50,000 at the NRG Stadium in Houston. He inaugurated the Gandhi park at an event commemorating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi. He also received the Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or the Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi held a number of bilateral meetings with heads of close to 40 states and also held an 'Invest In India' summit with as many as 40 CEOs from across the United States. The leaders of these companies were from various sectors and industries, such as financial services, IT, business, retail, power, food processing, etc. In the round table conference, the government made a presentation on the investment opportunities in India and why the country is an ideal destination for global firms.

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UNGA remarks

PM Modi had a packed week, which concluded with a powerful speech at the United Nations General Assembly, where he mentioned the achievements of the government over the last five years and also the number and manner of the contribution of India and it's citizens towards the world. The PM said, “When a developing country is able to successfully implement the world’s biggest sanitation campaign within the Clean India Mission, building over 110 million toilets in just 5 years for its countrymen, all its achievements and outcomes are an inspirational message for the entire world." He added, "The largest number of supreme sacrifices made by soldiers of any country for UN peacekeeping missions is from India. We belong to a country that has given the world, not war, but Buddha’s message of peace.” 

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In a series of tweets after the UNGA speech, PM Modi thanked the people of USA, US President Donald Trump and members of the US Government. He said, "This USA visit was an extremely productive one. Over the last few days, I have been able to take part in a diverse range of programs, the outcomes of which will greatly benefit India and our development trajectory."

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