Watch: Modi's full speech before jam-packed Madison Square Garden

The massive crowd, comprising men, women and children applauded on various occasions and shouted Jai hind, visibly upbeat and energized to hear the prime minister on US soil.

hidden September 29, 2014 11:41:16 IST

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday received a rousing welcome from some 20,000 cheering NRIs when he addressed them from a 360-degree rotating platform at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.

Watch Modis full speech before jampacked Madison Square Garden

PM Modi during the Madison Square Garden event. Reuters

Sporting a saffron Nehru jacket and yellow kurta, Modi held the packed indoor stadium spellbound. He spoke from a 360-degree slowly rotating platform in the storied arena, and those in attendance included Senators and Congressmen.

The massive crowd, comprising men, women and children applauded on various occasions and shouted Jai hind, visibly upbeat and energized to hear the prime minister on US soil.

His address was preceded by a cultural extravaganza with performances by among others singer Kavita Krishnamurthy and her violin maestro husband L Subramaniam.

An artist painted a huge portrait of Modi on the stage while the duo's performances were on.

with inputs from PTI

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