‘History is being created’: PM Modi at ‘Namaste Trump’ event

‘History is being created’: PM Modi at ‘Namaste Trump’ event

Agencies | Updated: Feb 24, 2020, 14:14 IST

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said ties between India and the US are no longer just another partnership but have touched far greater heights.

Welcoming US president Donald Trump at the ‘Namaste Trump‘ event at Motera stadium here, PM Modi said a “new history” is being created.

Visit of President Trump to India with his family shows strong ties between India and the US, said Modi.

“Welcome to world’s biggest democracy,” the Prime Minister said.

“You are heartily welcome in the largest democracy of the world. This is Gujarat but the entire country is enthusiastic in welcoming you,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that the meaning of the name of this event — ‘Namaste’ is very deep.

“This is a word from the oldest languages of the world – Sanskrit. It means that we pay respect to not only to the person but also to the divinity inside him,” Modi said.

The bonhomie between the two world leaders was displayed once again when Modi hugged Trump at the stadium.

The ‘Namaste Trump’ event is based on the lines of ‘Howdy Modi’ programme that was addressed by Narendra Modi and Trump during the Prime Minister’s trip to Houston last September.

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