Obama mentions Miss America as he praises Indian Americans
Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday made a reference to the new Miss America`s Indian heritage as he acknowledged the role of the community in pushing for stronger relationship between the world`s two largest democracies.
"The strong people-to-people relationship makes it more important for the two government for a closer ties," Obama told reporters in a joint news conference with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Oval Office of the White House.
"And you know, I think all of us recognise that as the world`s two largest democracies, countries that have for a very long time been invested in, you know, the peace and prosperity of their own people, that there is a natural convergence between the United States and India," Obama told a battery of reporters after his meeting with Singh.
"And part of that has to do with the incredible people-to-people ties that exist. You know, Indian-Americans make extraordinary contributions to the United States every single day -- businessmen, scientists, academics," he said.
"Now Miss America is of Indian-American descent. I think it`s a signal of how close our countries are," Obama said in his remarks.
Early this month, Nina Davuluri became the first Indian-American ever to be crowned Miss America.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- PM Modi addresses the nation during Maan Ki baat
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's views on issue of climate change before UN summit
- Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Russia strikes down Goa, India from its safe travel destinations list
- Intolerance issue: Aamir Khan's remarks 'innocent', says Rajkumar Hirani
- Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to take part in Climate Conference