Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has walked into storms of praise and protest on his first official visit to the US. He described America as India's "natural global partner" sent positive waves to Obama administration.
As part of his schedule Modi today addressed the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York where he pitched for healthcare, clean water and sanitation for all. Speaking to audience in the meet he said “How are you doing New York? I hope you are having a good time. Namaste. I am truly delighted to be here in the open Central Park among the youth, and not inside a closed conference room, because you are the future. What you do today, will decide our tomorrow," , During his speech conclusion he added a Sanskrit shloka, "sarve bhavantu sukhina, sarve santu niramaya. Sarve bhadrani pashayantu, ma kashchit dukh bhaagbhavet. Om shanti, shanti, shanti (May all be prosperous and happy, may all be free from disease, may all see what is spiritual upliftment, may no one suffer. May no one suffer, Om peace, peace, peace)."
He had stressed on the idealism, innovation and energy he expressed the 'can do' attitude of the youth is even more powerful than any other.