Top 10 quotes from Obama's Townhall address

January 27, 2015 12:32 pm | Updated September 23, 2017 12:50 pm IST

Addressing a 2,000-strong audience at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final day of his visit to India, President Barack Obama spoke on the future of India-U.S ties.

Here are some of the highlights that sum up Mr. Obama's address:

1 Nations are more successful when their women are successful. Every daughter is as important as a son. Incredible to see all the women in the Indian armed forces.
2 The dreams of those who do menial jobs are just as worthy as ours. Luckily we live in countries where they can dream. In India and US, the grandson of a cook can be President, son of a dalit as President, tea-seller a Prime Minister.
3 Every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution, fear or discrimination. India will succeed so long it is not splintered on religious lines.
4 India and U. S. can work on vaccines to ensure no child dies of preventable disease.
5 In recent years, India has lifted more people from poverty than any other country.
6 India and U.S are among few nations to have sent space ships to both Mars and Moon.
7 I would love more American students coming to India than Indian students coming to America.
8 Every Indian should celebrate the success of Shahrukh Khan, Mary Kom, Milkha Singh equally, not by colour or religion.
9 The US supports India's inclusion as a permanent member in the UN Security Council.
10 We are all beautiful flowers from the same garden. We believe in the promise of India.

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