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Modi magic: New York 2014 vs San Jose 2015

Was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public reception at SAP Center in San Jose very different from the celebrated Madison Square Gardens one? Here is a look at both the events that had an over 18,000-strong gathering which roared its support for the Prime Minister throughout the power-packed programmes:



Modi @ Madison Square Gardens Modi @ SAP center, San Jose
» 18,000 NRIs attended the public reception at Madison Square Gardens » 18,500 Indian Americans showed their support to Modi at SAP Center
» Speech focused on 3D approach which includes democracy, demographic dividend and demand. Democracy is the biggest strength, said the PM » Digital India, Jan Dhan Yojana, India's mobile phone revolution - widest arc of development finding mention in PM Modi's speech
» Stressed on the demand of Indian markets at global level. » "Be it 'World Bank', 'Moody's' or other research agencies, everyone says that India is the fastest growing economy."
» Spoke about Make in India initiative that invites people from all over the world to come and manufacture in India. » We’re not going to lose our crop of brains due to brain drain. We must reverse brain drain to 'brain gain’.
» He promised abolishment of red tapism, with increase in access to resources. » Sought a certificate from people on his performance after taking charge as the Prime Minister of India
» Modi announced long term visas for US citizens, online visas and visas on arrivals. He announced that every person holding a PIO (Persons of Indian origin) card would get a life-long visa for India. » From December 2, 2015, Air India's direct flight from Delhi to San Fransico will fly three times a week, the PM announced to thundering applause
» Makes a pitch for ‘Clean India’ aka Swach Bharat Mission which includes cleaning of the Ganga » Makes a pitch for Digital India which is providing internet access to all villages in the country


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