When PM Narendra Modi​ got standing applause from US lawmakers ​- Watch

Addressing the joint sitting of US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the manifold contributions of Indian-American community to US.

Updated: Jun 09, 2016, 00:22 AM IST
When PM Narendra Modi​ got standing applause from US lawmakers ​- Watch

Washington: It was a proud moment for Indians across the world when Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday got a standing ovation from the US lawmakers.

Addressing the joint sitting of US Congress, Modi praised the manifold contributions of the Indian-American community to the US.

“Connecting our two nations is also a unique and dynamic bridge of three million Indian Americans,” Modi said.

 

“They are among your best CEOs, academics, scientists, economics, doctors, even spelling bee champions,” he said eliciting standing applause at the Capitol Hill.

 

Modi is the fifth Indian Prime Minister after Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao, Atul Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh to address a joint sitting of the US Congress.

Watch his full address here: