Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, currently in the United States, highlighted the India story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and urged the Indian diaspora to expand India's reach to global markets.
At Edison, Goyal spoke about PM Modi's management style, citing his ambitious vision, policy boldness, and careful monitoring. He expressed admiration at how America has benefitted from Indian talent.
"I would invite you to help us shape the contours of a new India, a powerful India and India that will lead global growth and India that is destined to be a 'Vishwaguru'," said Goyal, in an address to the Indian diaspora.
"As we take up the G20 presidency this year, we are demonstrating to the world our abilities and our contributions as we see that in the next 25 years," added Goyal.
"In the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, not only are we reflecting on our achievements and glory but also focusing on ideas for this Kaal and I will ensure that each one of you contributes to these ideas and efforts. You stand to gain a lot and your families, and businesses have a huge opportunity (to prosper in India)," Goyal said.
He added that India and US are natural partners having trade complementarities, long-standing strategic and economic relationships and a strong people to people contact. Both are vibrant democracies as well, the minister noted.