PM Shri Narendra Modi returned from his nearly a week-long trip to the United States on 28 September, 2019 where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and several events, including the mega “Howdy, Modi!” Indian diaspora gathering in Houston, Texas.
The Bharatiya Janata Party organised a grand welcome for the PM outside the Palam Technical Area where thousands of people gathered. PM Shri Modi was felicitated outside the Palam Technical Airport, on his arrival in Delhi.
The Prime Minister thanked the people who had gathered outside to welcome him and said it was a memorable welcome. “I want to thank you all for coming in large numbers. This has been a memorable welcome. On this occasion, I bow before each and every Indian,” PM said.
Shri Modi said that today the world views India differently from 2014. “After assuming office in 2014, I went to the UN. I went to the UN even now. 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,” he said.
The PM also said that India’s stature has grown globally. “I had gone to the US in 2003 and again in 2019. But there is a big difference now as India’s stature has grown globally,” he said.
Addressing BJP Karyakartas and supporters, Shri Modi said that Indians settled abroad had earned love of the countries they live in and this has enhanced India’s prestige.
The prime minister was received by BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda at the airport along with other leaders.
Shri Narendra Modi also talked about the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event which took place in Houston, Texas last week.
“The programme in Houston, ‘Howdy, Modi’ was grand. The coming of US President Donald Trump was special. There were Republicans and Democrats. In addition to all this, what stands out is the manner in which the Indian community in Texas and in Houston showcased their presence,” he said.
Before leaving for Delhi, the prime minister 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.