Modi praises Indian Americans

Washington, June 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the joint sitting of US Congress on Wednesday, praised the manifold contributions of the Indian-American community to the US.


“Connecting our two nations is also a unique and dynamic bridge of three million Indian Americans,” Modi said.

“They are among your best CEOs, academics, scientists, economics, doctors, even spelling bee champions,” he said eliciting standing applause from the US lawmakers.

He also mentioned the popularity of yoga and said India has not yet claimed intellectual property rights for it.

“SIRI (Siri Peterson Cavanna yoga classes) tells us that India’s ancient heritage of yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the US,” the Prime Minister said.

“And, we have not yet claimed intellectual property rights on yoga,” he stated adding a touch of humour.

Modi is the fifth Indian Prime Minister after Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Atul Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh to address a joint sitting of the US Congress.

Many doubted India’s faith in democracy: Modi

Washington, June 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were many who doubted when India reposed its faith in democracy but today “India lives as one, grows as one, celebrates as one”.


Addressing a joint sitting of the US Congress, Modi recalled: “There were many who doubted India when, as a newly independent nation, we reposed our faith in democracy.”

“Our founders created a modern nation with freedom, democracy, and equality as the essence of its soul,” said Modi, the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint sitting of the US Congress.

“Today, India lives as one, India grows as one, India celebrates as one.”

Stating that India applauded the great sacrifices of the men and women from “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”, he raised his hands and clapped and the entire house stood up and clapped along with him.

“In granting me this opportunity, you have honoured the world’s largest democracy and its 1.25 billion people,” he said.

Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh had addressed the US Congress.


  1. India is blessed to have Shree Narendra Modiji as our Prime Minister. He may not be perfect but he certainly loves his country and he is trying his best to position India as a global leader.

    Compare this to those despicable, self-hating, confused, jealous communities and individuals of Indian origin who are still trying to block him from travelling to US!! They tried and miserably failed. How sweet!!!!

  2. This is why I LOVE and RESPECT Shree Narendra Modiji. FINALLY, we have a leader who is not afraid and not apologetic to name the enemy. See how he calls out the real enemies of civilization starting from ‘West of Indian border to northern Africa who go by different names’!!!!!! Modi haters on this forum can take ajeerna tablets before watching this video clip.

    • Poor Pm’ji…. his 4 trips to the USA left him no time to even sniff at the drought stricken farmers. ONLY time for some ‘MonkeyBaath’. Good going!

      And if the NSG is anything to be hyped about (although it hasn’t come to fruition as yet), it is ManMohan who is to be credited with it for initiating such matters.

      Lol! The US KNEW who the enemy was and is! And YET, they feed the snake. Gr8 going ya Rampa.

  3. Say, did they speak about Bikram Choudary? Isn’t he running some sideshow somewhere in India off-late since he was literally hounded outta the US on sexual assault cases?

  4. Lol.. India lives as ‘ONE”….. har har mahadev.. Har har Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Prachi and those nameless Sadhus……

    Oh yeah, rampa… I love my Nendrakai Podi. 🙂

  5. Why is Praveena Pinto, a certified joker, making hotte uri comments on doddanna and bharateeya community living here? Is it that hard to move on from bhagna swapna? He needs to let it go!!!! He is not getting visa!! Sorry ! !!!

  6. Shree Narendrabhai Modiji seems to have hit another perfect century!! Many pro-Congress journalists and media houses may be trying hard to ignore his latest speech at US Congress. But there are still some true journalists left. Watch Arnab Goswamy acknowledging Shree Modi’s latest success!!!

  7. ..”He is not getting visa” – RampaNNA from Murudu

    Wow! I’m very much relieved because I never applied for one and don’t intend to either!

    See, this is what happens when one cooks up canards. However, you are free to say whatever you want. You see, we all need jokes here and that too from a certified Yumreeki joker! One may say whatever about Yumreeka, but as sure as the flare on your jhomblass chaddi, their Jokers are some of the best!

    What next? About Murudu statues? 🙂

  8. “Watch Arnab Goswamy acknowledging Shree Modi’s latest success” – Podi Bhaktha RampaNNA

    Say, in the video below, isn’t it the SAME Garnab Arswamy who is lambasting the BJP & co for banning Beef coz they all are TRUE Beef lovers and really belong to the Beef Club? Here goes:

    And hey, Rampa, since you are the lifetime Prez of the Beef Club, you gotta watch this show by Arnab, man! (One has to give up eating beef to live in India). Lolol! “Today, India lives as one, India grows as one and celebrates as ONE”, said a wise old man somewhere in Yumreeka. And the Yumreekans lapped it up! Yayyyyy!

  9. Mr. Praveen Pinto,
    I agree that Mr. Narendra Modi has his share of failings, viz. he is a braggart, has dictatorial and communal leanings, is total subservient to R.S.S., etc.

    All said and done, he is any day better than Dr. Manmohan Singh, who used to blink like an owl and when, on rare occasions, he opened his mouth, it was like a chirping of a sparrow. Dr. Manmohan Singh,spite of having quality and high education, was totally subservient to Madam. Shame upon him. Even today, one sees him stepping outside his house, when he receives the summons.

    Leaving aside Pakistan, Narendra Modi has done well on the foreign policy front and also taking care of Defence Forces’ needs. Manohar Parikkar, unlike lungi-clad A.K. Antony, is a very good Defence Minister and administered Goa well, compared to his successor, who appears to be a clown.

    As regards Arnab Goswami, he is an anchor, journalist and correspondent of high stature, who does not get awed by politicians’ statures and indulge in boot licking and calls a spade-a-spade. You have every right to agree with me or otherwise. There are others who are good in their trade, Rahul Kanwal, Anand Narasimhan, A. Choubey and Rajdeep Sardesai.

  10. Dr. Manmohan Singh may well have had the tone and tenor of Sachin Tendliya when it came to “chirping”. He may very well have given an Owl a run for his money when it came to blinking. However, his achievements can’t be brushed under the carpet on account of that.

    As a renowned economist, both he and PV Narasimha Rao pulled India out of the BoP (Balance of Payments) crisis which then went on to pave the way for a slew of economic reforms. Under his tenure, didn’t India post a robust 8.5% GDP growth for 10 years (And hey, they worked on the old formula and NOT the new one that the BJP Govt. is using – for reasons best known to them)?

    Wasn’t he instrumental in lifting sanctions against India? Didn’t he initiate the Indo-US Nuclear deal (the fruits of which MAY be reaped by the chap you rightly called “braggart”? Wasn’t MMS the chap who introduced MNREGA & RTI?

    {Sorry for digressing, but then, recall how the current govt. stifled… smothered is the word, actually…. Srimathi Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi’ji RTI to know what security cover she was entitled to. And hey, do you recall the time when her Passport application was REJECTED because her ‘details’ were incomplete – i.e., there was NO MARRIAGE ‘shertipicate’ or joint affidavit from spouse. Lol…. pl don’t ask me how the PM could get his PP WITHOUT the very same details!}

    Well, what nailed him was his ‘sound-of-silence’ at the behest of the ‘family’. The scams didn’t help one bit! And the sound of silence AGAIN! Anna Hazare did him and the Cong in! God bless Anna for it! 🙂

    Now, look…. our Bharathiya “braggart” (shall we call him ‘Braggy’ or Braggs for short?) thinks he is a combo of Marlon Brando, Humphrey ‘Braggart’, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Trump. The truth is far from it! The chap is a pipsqueak when it comes to speaking out against his party’s motor-mouths when they rant from the wrong end.

    Braggs came in trumpeting ‘winds of change’. Oh yeah! Two whole years and well….. no ‘Acche din’ for the average Indian. JUST phoreen trips and speeches in lands far and away. Not a peep from home. BUT then, WHEN is he ever home – except to address some monkeys on his ‘Monkey Baath’?

    Stay tuned. Cheers.

    Oh, your Anand Narsimhan of Times Now is a wimp. Sorry, but that’s my take on him after having watched him over the past 2-3 years.

  11. When i talk about Shree Modiji’s US tour and Indians in America, our joker Pinto brings up some ‘Beef’ controversy. One has to wonder if these.. members of ‘Beef Club’ can think of anything other than Beef at all!!!!! What do you expect from these losers who tried very hard from Modiji from becoming PM. Ever since he became Pradhaana Sevaka, they are attacking with insane expectations that they never bothered to apply when cult of Congress was in power. These illiterates want Modiji to resolve all social, economical, international issues within a year!!!! What a joke!

  12. …”beef controversy” – Rampa

    Ayyo RampaNNA DhoompaNNA, DON”T you bring up the phrase “Beef Club” even at the drop of a hat? Be it a topic about Aamir Khan, the African Rhino, Alopecia Areata, Murudeshwara, ‘demolished house’, Pappu, kuppi, MIA, RIP Germany…… lah dee dah and stuff and nonsense which ONLY a certified joker (JUST YOU) can cook up.

    And moreover, I merely posted Garnab Arswamy’s videos in response to yours. I’m REALLY surprised that the lifetime Prez of the Bharatheeeeyaaaa -Yumreeki Beef Club can’t comprehend simple stuff! Oh, no wonder! You must have passed your 10th std with flying colors ALL over again – ALL Red’s. Smiles…. 🙂

    Never mind, beta. Try in March 2017. 🙂

  13. “I merely posted….” writes Joker Praveena Pinto

    Does this guy understand anything? LOL I don’t care if he posts a video or his cartoon-like views. I was simply pointing out how he has the habit of bringing up unrelated topics!! How does Beef Club produce so many geniuses!!!!! LOL

  14. Dr. Manmohan Singh was the worst Prime Minister India had. He was simply a stooge and a wimp. He did not know or could not or did not want to assert himself as the Prime Minister. He did not have any interaction with the people of the country and lacked charisma. I am quite sure that Narendra Modi has or had the final stay in choosing the staff in Prime Minister’s Office and he did not allow anyone to dictate terms to him. For Dr. Singh, it was the other way around.

    He did not have the abilities to attract even a hobo, forget about having a stature or personality that would attract broads to a monastery.

    Credit should go to P.V. Narasimha Rao for opening India’s Licence-Raj economy. Mr. Singh was hand-picked by Narasimha Rao and given all freedom and backing to turn around the economy. P.V. Narasimha Rao did not interfere with Dr. Singh’s functioning and allowed the latter to bloom. Why did Dr. Singh not put his foot around when Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi. tried to interfere? Why did he not display his professional brilliance that he displayed when he was the Finance Minister (under P.V. Narasimha Rao) once again when he became the Prime Minister in 2004?

  15. “i was simply pointing out how he has the habit of bringing up unrelated topics (and TWO exclamation marks – i.e., “!!”. Yumreeki ThyampaNNA

    And then, he brings in his “BEEF CLUB” – and that too writing under the article ‘Modi Praises Indian Americans”! Lol! Nope, no worries here at all. After all, what ELSE can a lifetime Prez of the Beef club do? Poor fellow! Even passing SSLC in 2017 must be a distant dream for him.

    Sometimes, it is people like him who can be super-sleuths…… by religiously copying names of some dolts caught with some precious metal at MIA. Jasoos rampaNNA…. hmmm.. has a nice ring to it. 🙂

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