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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi received Mr. Phillip D. Murphy, Governor of the State of New Jersey in the United States of America this morning on Mr. Murphy’s first visit to India in his current official capacity. Governor Murphy is visiting Agra, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad apart from Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi welcomed the Governor’s desire to promote closer commercial and people-to-people relations between New Jersey and India and assured him of the Government of India’s support as New Jersey seeks to pursue meaningful cooperation with Indian States.

Governor Murphy briefed Prime Minister Modi of his priorities for building his State’s relations with India, and committed to working towards a robust partnership between India and the U.S. Noting the commanalities between India and New Jersy, he mentioned the celebration of diversity and respect for plurality in India which he had as witnessed since arriving in India.

Prime Minister Modi noted with satisfaction that the State of New Jersey, which hosts the highest concentration of Indian-American population in the U.S., has emerged as a top destination for India’s trade and investment into the U.S. Both dignitaries agreed to the significance of cooperation in STEM and higher education.

The Prime Minister aaprciated the personal attention paid by the Governor to the wellbeing of the Indian American Community in New Jersey and stressed their importance as a bridge between India and their host.

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Former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda praises the Prime Minister for making of Statue of Unity
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Former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda praised the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the making of the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat. He also recalled that Ahmedabad airport was renamed as Sardar Vallabhai Patel International airport and Sardar Vallabhai Patel memorial was built in his home town in Nadiad, Gujarat in the past. These have been brought to a logical end by the construction of world’s tallest statue for the Iron Man of India. He also added that it had been made more attractive and indigenous and that is why people across the globe are visiting these places and enjoying the beauty of both the ‘Statue of Unity’ as well as ‘Sardar Sarovar Dam’. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness after former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda visited the Statue of Unity.