WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sep 22, 2019, 11.51 PM
Everything is fine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the leaders and Indian-American community gathered at the NRG Stadium in eight languages as he began his address.
"Because you've asked 'Howdy Modi!', my response is everything is fine in India," PM Modi said, continuing to reiterate the sentiment in about eight different languages including Punjabi, Gujarati and Bengali, to name a few.
"Our various languages are an important identity of our liberal and democratic society," he said adding, "Diversity is the foundation of our vibrant democracy."
Addressing the Indian-Americans community, PM Modi said, on the second October when the country will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India will bid farewell to open defecation.
"In the last five years, we have bid farewell to 1500 archaic laws," PM Modi also said.
"We are also challenging corruption and giving it a farewell."
"India gave a farewell to Article 370," PM Modi said adding that it "denied Kashmiris their rights."
"Article 370 had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terrorist and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now after abrogation, people there have got equal rights."