PM Modi hails role of Indian Americans at US State Dinner
Acknowledging the progress made by Indian Americans in the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they have played a significant role in further strengthening the inclusive society and economy of the US.
During his speech at the State Dinner held at the White House, PM Modi said, "Indian Americans have come a long way in the US and have always found a respectful place in America's Melting Pot. Indian Americans have played a significant role in further strengthening the inclusive society and economy of the US."
He also thanked US President Joe Biden for hosting a wonderful dinner and making the visit successful.
PM Modi also said that the State dinner evening has become quite special by the presence of the people of the two countries, as he called them "most precious assets."
The White House had invited more than 400 guests for the dinner at the specially decorated pavilion on the South Lawn of the White House.
Chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani and wife Nita Ambani, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra were amongst the Indian business tycoons who arrived at the White House for the State dinner. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook were also present.
"With every passing day, Indians and Americans are getting to know each other better. We can pronounce each other's name correctly, we can understand each other's accent better... Children in India become Spider-Man on Halloween and America's youth is dancing to the tunes of 'Naatu Naatu'," PM Modi said, referring to the Oscar-winning song 'Naatu Naatu' from Ram Charan and Jr NTR-starrer 'RRR'.