Ahmedabad, May 13: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed Indian the diaspora in 18 US cities through video conferencing on Monday. The event was the part of Gujarat day celebration organised by the Gujarati community in US.
In his address Modi said, "Gujaratis are a global community. In true sense you are our cultural ambassadors. This give strength to us. I bow to everyone who worked and gave their lives for Gujarat. I assure we will never forget your dreams."
“In India we are worried about Ganga. Ganga was pure till we considered it Mother. World taught us to see it merely as water. I am happy that you are celebrating this Gujarat event globally. I am seeing Chicago Mayor is participating," Modi said.
“In true sense you are our cultural ambassadors. This gives strength to us. I also heard 3 Gujaratis are getting Ellis Award. There is Bharat Bhai, Mahendra Bhai, Ramesh Bhai, I congratulate them," Modi shared his views to the Indian diaspora.
Modi also stressed about the development of Gujarat in his speech. "Development is the only road which will lead our nation. Gujarat has shown a ray of hope to the country through its development. We need development in Kutch, Banaskantha, Radhanpur, on our coastline," Modi said.
“I know there are many American leaders sitting there but I chose to spoke in Hindi. I hope you will convey my message to them," he said.
USA had denied visa to Modi citing human rights violations in Godhara riots. Recently, another controversy had emerged as Wharton India Economic Forum cancelled his key note address due to the opposition from a section of professors and students of the university.
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