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The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)
The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)

PM Meets Indian Community in Washington DC, Praises Their Contribution

As part of his US visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the Indian community in Washington DC after his CEOs meeting where he pitched for more investments in view of GST roll out and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India.

Addressing the Indian diaspora, he noted that they rejoiced whenever there was good news from India, and wanted India to scale newer heights, reflecting their inevitable ties with motherland. He appreciated the role played by the diaspora in contributing towards the American science, education and economy. The Prime Minister was confident that they would play a key role in transforming the country.

The Prime Minister asserted that in the last three years, there has not been a single allegation of corruption on his government.

On technology front, he said reducing corruption was his priority and pass on the benefits of Direct Benefit Transfer to people directly by integrating with Aadhar card. The Prime Minister complimented families which have given up their LPG subsidy as it could help provide LPG connections to 5 crore poor households.

“When I think of a developed India, I think of a healthy India, particularly the good health of the women and children of our nation”, he added.

The Prime Minister said that through technology-driven governance, a modern India is on the cards when appropriate policies and governance are in place, achieving the aspirations of the people of India.

On terrorism, he said the world has now understood the threat it poses and pointed out India’s aggressive surgical strikes undertaken recently across the border to stem terrorists from entering the country.

The Prime Minister also appreciated the role of the Ministry of External Affairs, especially of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in helping people in distress, across the world through Twitter and other online social media interactions.

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