Live: Modi at Madison Square Garden

A day after addressing a hushed U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a thunderous reception as he addressed a crowd from a rotating stage at Madison Square Garden today. Follow this page for live updates

September 28, 2014 08:27 pm | Updated April 21, 2017 06:00 pm IST

A boy wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during "Modi in America" event organised by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.

A boy wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during "Modi in America" event organised by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.

23:01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends his speech with Bharat Mata ke Jay chant..

23:00. You have loved me more than any other leader: Modi.

22:58: Prime Minister Modi thanks Indian Americans for the rousing reception.

22:56: Visa on arrival for American nationals soon: Modi. Modi announces long term visas for US citizens, online visas and visas on arrivals.

22:50: Will ensure that every Indian owns a house by 2022: Modi.

22:49 : Mahatma Gandhi never compromised on cleanliness. He gave us freedom. We should give him a Clean India: PM

22:47: India will lead 21st century world: Modi

22:45: I don't know whether it is a PM's job, but I have decided to build toilets: Modi.

22:44: "I am a common man with small ideas".

22:42: Modi urges NRIs to pitch in to clean the Ganga. "There is an urgent need to save Ganga", says Modi.

22:40: While America is the oldest democracy in the world, India is the biggest democracy: Modi

22:38 : I request you all to look at Please visit the website and see how you can get involved: Modi

22:37: is for you people to connect with me: Modi

22:36 : There is no reason to be disappointed. India will progress very fast and the skills of our youth will take India ahead: PM

22:34: We have given importance to skill development, created a separate Ministry for the purpose: PM.

22:33: Previous governments had monopolised development, my government will jointly usher in development with public participation: Modi.

22:32: Good governance is essential for nation's progress: Modi

22:30 : "There is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm".

22:27: India's biggest strength is its youth power, says Modi.

22:26: "India is the youngest nation in the world".

22:25: We want to make development a mass movement: Modi

22:24: The will power of 1.25 crore citizens of the nation is my strength: Modi

22:23: Democracy, demographic dividend and demand are three unique strengths of India which will take it to new heights, says PM

22:22: Development should be people's participation like how Gandhiji made freedom people's movement: Modi

22:21: Mahatma Gandhi taught freedom to everyone and made it a people's movement: Modi

22:20: In India, democracy is not a system, it is a belief: Modi

22:18 : Good Governance essential for India to progress: Modi

22:16: Supporters with Modi T-shirts applause frequently in between Modi's speech.

22:15: :"We will not do anything which will let you down".

22:13: My government will be 100 per cent successful in fulfilling the aspirations of the people: Modi.

22:10: Supporters cheer Modi's speech.


22:08: "I assure the change that the people of India want": PM Modi.

22:06: "Winning elections is a responsibility".

22:04: PM Modi: After 30 years, a single party has got a clear majority to rule India.

22:02: "The 2014 Lok Sabha poll results have been celebrated by Indians around the world".

22:00: "NRIs have changed the image of India", says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21:58: "The world no longer sees us as the land of snake charmers".

21:56: "Now, we play with mouse, not snakes".

21:55: " The IT revolution would not have been happened without you all", says Modi.

21:53: Modi extends Navratri greetings to NRIs. "Navratri greetings to all Indians in America", greets the Prime Minister.

21:50: Bharat Mata ki.. says Modi, Jay says the crowd

21:46: Jana Gana Mana..being sung by Padma Shri Kavitha Krishnamurthy.

21:44: The national anthems, both the US and the Indian being played.

21:41: Modi arrives.

21:39: The US national song sung and senators introduced. Modi welcomed amid roaring applause.

21:32: More than 200 media, a significantly large number of them from India, had registered for the event; which organisers said is unprecedented for an Indian American event.

21:30: " Let's welcome a man of innovation and man of action," says AV ahead of PM Modi''s ariival to Madison Square.

21:26: Nearly 20,000 strong gathering of Indian Diaspora welcomed the Indian leader.

21:24: Indian-Americans give rock star treatment to Modi.

For earlier story: >Modi courts Indian-Americans at Madison Square Garden

21.01: Fusion dance performance to the tunes of 'Jai ho', 'Vande Matharam'

21.00: The painting of Narendra Modi is shown to the people packed at MSG by the painter

20.56: A presentation on NRIs in USA being made now.

20.52: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak at Madison Square in a few minutes. As a tribute, a group of artists have in the meanwhile painted the portrait of Modi

20.42: Singer Kavitha Krishnamurthy is going to perform now and said " Very proud to be here. I first want to sing a song which says I love my India". The song she is singing is 'Yeh Mera India'. Kavita Krishnamurthy and L Subramaniam doing a stunning fusion version of Vaishnava Janato.

20.39: After the drums in Japan,organisers had hoped Narendra Modi would join garba dancers at MSG... But not on programme

20.38 : A Gujarati folk dance is taking place now at MSG

20.38: Momentum building up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to NRIs

20.28: Nina Davuluri, Indian American Miss America spotted at The Garden for Modi's address

20.20: Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few ones who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo

A day after addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra is all set to meet nearly 18,000 NRIs at Madison Square Garden today. Follow this page for live updates.

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