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""I am going to make an India of your dreams" "
"Spirit of hope and change about India, across the world "
"Unique combination of strengths: democracy, demography and demand which will help us transform India "
"Let us make development a mass movement"
"PM announces sweeping changes in procedures to facilitate travel between America and India"
"“मैं भारत को आपके सपनों का देश बनाने जा रहा हूं”"
"दुनियाभर में भारत के बारे में उम्मीद और परिवर्तन की भावना है"
"लोकतंत्र, जनसांख्यिकी और मांग की शक्तियों का विशिष्ट संयोजन भारत को बदलने में हमारी मदद करेगा"
"आइए हम विकास को जनआंदोलन बनाएं"
"प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा अमेरिका और भारत के बीच यात्रा सुगम बनाने के लिए प्रक्रियाओं में व्यापक परिवर्तन लाने की घोषणाएं "

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today exhorted Indians to join in the development effort as a mass movement. "I am going to make an India of your dreams," the Prime Minister said as he exhorted the Indian American community to join in the development effort for India. He was addressing the Indian diaspora at a historic event at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event was attended by over 18,000 people. 

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The Prime Minister said that following the election results, there has been a renewed sense of hope and expectation about India. He said all Indian Americans today wanted to renew their links with India. 

The Prime Minister highlighted the unique combination of three great strengths that India has: democracy, demography and demand. He said that for India, democracy is not just a system of governance, but an article of faith. 

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Shri Narendra Modi said winning the election is a huge responsibility and he will leave no stone unturned to make India a developed country. He said that with the blessings of 125 crore Indians, he was confident that the common man's hopes and aspirations will be fulfilled. "I will do nothing to make you feel ashamed," the Prime Minister said. He said that the country now had the capability, the possibility and the opportunity to make the 21st century India's century. He said India is both the youngest nation and oldest civilization on earth. 

Saying that development is ultimately achieved through public participation, the Prime Minister said he wants to make development a mass movement, just like Mahatma Gandhi had made the freedom movement a mass movement. He highlighted various initiatives that have been initiated by the new Government including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Make in India, Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga. 

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The Prime Minister referred to the talent of Indian youth, as exemplified by the success of Mars Orbiter Mission. The Prime Minister also highlighted his stress on skill development and said India could soon emerge as a global supplier of skilled workforce like nurses and teachers. The Prime Minister invited the Indian diaspora to share their suggestions through the platform MyGov.in He said one of his key initiatives was to remove redundant laws, and he would be happy if he could do so at a pace of one a day. He said governance should be for aspirations of common man. People didn't make me PM to do easy things, he remarked. 

He said 2015 marked a century since the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India. He invited all Pravasi Bharatiyas to join in the celebration, and contribute towards developing India. He said Indians must present Swachh Bharat as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary in 2019. Referring to his effort for a Clean Ganga, he said the Indian diaspora across the world revered the River Ganga. He said a clean Ganga would improve economic prospects for upto 40 percent of India's population, for which the river was like a lifeline. He also referred to his vision of "Housing for All" on the 75th anniversary of Independence. 

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The Prime Minister unveiled a series of facilitation initiatives aimed at making travel from America to India easier:

Noting that there are certain differences between the PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) schemes, the Prime Minister said PIO cardholders will be granted visa for life, and a new scheme will be announced soon, merging the two schemes. 

He said there would be no need for long-stay visitors to India to visit police stations. 

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He also announced long term tourist visas for American citizens and said visa on arrival for American tourists will be announced soon.

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CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING CONGRATULATES PRIME MINISTER MODI ON THE ELECTORAL VICTORY UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP

President of People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping sent a letter to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi earlier today congratulating him on the electoral victory of National Democratic Alliance under his leadership. In the letter, President Xi noted the great importance he attached to the development of India-China relations and his desire to work with Prime Minister Modi to take the Closer Development Partnership between the two countries to a new height. President Xi also expressed satisfaction at the strong momentum of development in India-China relations in recent years with the joint efforts of both sides.

 

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Congratulates PM Modi

On 23 May 2019, Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe called Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and congratulated him for the resounding victory of his party in the 2019 General Elections. Prime Minister Modi thanked Prime Minister Abe for his wishes.

During the conversation, both leaders noted the advances made in the bilateral relationship in the last five years and reiterated their commitment towards further strengthening the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership to achieve their shared vision of peace, progress and prosperity.

The two Prime Ministers looked forward to their meeting during the G20 Summit in Osaka next month.

Prime Minister Modi also extended an invitation to Prime Minister Abe to visit India later this year for the next India-Japan Annual Summit.

 

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina speaks to PM Modi,extends her congratulations for the people's mandate in General Elections 2019

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke with H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, today.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh had initiated the call to extend her congratulations on the clear mandate given by the people of India to the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. In doing so, PM Sheikh Hasina became one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate the Prime Minister, thus reflecting the extraordinarily close and cordial ties between India and Bangladesh, and the excellent rapport that the two leaders enjoy.

The two leaders pledged to continue to raise the India-Bangladesh relationship to unprecedented new heights. They recognised the importance of rapidly completing on-going plans for deepening the partnership in security trade, transportation, energy and people to people ties. Doing so within the next 3 years would have specific significance in view of the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020 and the 50thanniversary of Bangladesh's Liberation in 2021.

The leaders also agreed to identify dates for a meeting at the earliest, to resume work in service of the bilateral relationship.

 

Nepal PM's congratulatory telephone call to PM

Prime Minister of Nepal, Rt. Hon’ble K.P. Sharma Oli called Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today and congratulated him on the electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

PM Modi thanked PM Oli for his warm words of felicitations and reaffirmed India’s commitment to strengthen the bonds of India-Nepal friendship.

The two leaders while expressing satisfaction at the significant progress in bilateral cooperation across various sectors, reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the traditionally close and friendly ties between the two countries and work towards deepening multi-faceted bilateral cooperation.

 

French President makes a congratulatory phone call to PM Modi 

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi over telephone on 23rd May 2019, on his electoral victory.

The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards further strengthening of the Strategic Partnership between India and France. Prime Minister Modi thanked France for her steadfast support to India on critical issues.

Describing PM Modi as one of the foremost leaders of the democratic world, President Macron reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit France in August 2019 for a bilateral meeting and also to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz.