Obama writes note on PM Modi in TIME magazine

GN Bureau | April 17, 2015


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Prime minister Narendra Modi features in the TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people list and the short note that describes his works and achievement was written by none other than US president Barack Obama.

Praising the prime minister, Obama calls him ‘India’s reformer in-chief’ in the headline of the note. The note is being widely shared on social media. The prime minister also shared it on Twitter and thanked Obama for the appreciating note.

Here is the full text of the note


As a boy, Narendra Modi helped his father sold tea to support their family. Today, he’s the leader of the world’s largest democracy, and his life story—from poverty to Prime Minister—reflects the dynamism and potential of India’s rise.

Determined to help more Indians follow in his path, he’s laid out an ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change. Like India, he transcends the ancient and the modern—a devotee of yoga who connects with Indian citizens on Twitter and imagines a “digital India.”

When he came to Washington, "Narendra and I visited the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We reflected on the teachings of King and Gandhi and how the diversity of backgrounds and faiths in our countries is a strength we have to protect. Prime Minister Modi recognizes that more than 1 billion Indians living and succeeding together can be an inspiring model for the world."

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