Prime Minister Narendra Modi recited two lines from the poem he had written a few days back to reflect India’s determination to face challenges.
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
Modi, who addressed a large gathering of Indian-American community here in the presence of US President Donald Trump, read the lines soon after he had made a veiled attack on Pakistan over its support to cross-border terrorism. He also asked the audience to give a standing ovation to US President Donald Trump’s resolve to combat terrorism.
“Howdy, my friends?,” he greeted people sitting there.
“If you ask me, ‘Howdy, Modi’, my answer is – everything is great in India,” he said amid loud applause from the audience.
“Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States
The event was organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, with the tagline ‘Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’.
The two trademark Modi dialogues which have become a synonym to the prime minister are “Bhaiyo aur Behno” and “Mitron”.
Modi said a lot was changing in India and the country was ready to face challenges.
He said he had written a poem a few days back and he was reciting a couplet from it.
“Ye jo mushkilon ka ambaar hai, vahi to mere hosle ki minar hai (This accumulation of difficulties, that is the inspiration for my courage), Modi recited.
The PM said India was no longer satisfied with incremental change.
“It is making things possible which were considered impossible,” he said.