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World has great expectations from India, Tamil still resonates in the US: PM Modi at IIT Madras

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 30, 2019, 10.43 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world has great expectations from India, and his government will lead the country to a path of 'greatness' where it will be beneficial to the entire world.

Addressing the 56th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras PM said "I am always delighted to be back in Chennai. After 2019 elections, it is my first visit to the state. I am really thankful to all of you for such a warm welcome."

"During my US tour I saw the world has great expectations from India, which is growing... we will certainly ensure the welfare of India, and swiftly, but we will make it such a great nation that it will be useful for the world," he said.

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"During my visit to the United States of America, when I said something in Tamil and I told the world that Tamil is one of the world's oldest languages, so even today, the language resonates across the United States," he added.

On Sunday, the PM tweeted seeking ideas for the speech he will deliver at the convocation ceremony.

Appreciating the winners of the Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 PM said that I congratulate the winners of the Hackathon and each and every young friend assembled here. Your willingness to confront challenges & find workable solutions is of much great value than just winning a challenge.

Describing the hackathon a great mix of youth power and innovation, he said it brings together the finest young minds finding long-lasting solutions to the problems India faces.