Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world has "great expectations" from India, and asserted that his government will lead the country to a path of 'greatness' where it will be beneficial to the entire globe.
On his first visit to Tamil Nadu after retaining power in this year's Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi will participate in the prize distribution ceremony of Singapore-India Hackathon and will watch the exhibition on IIT-Madras research park start-ups. He'll also be the chief guest at 56th convocation of IIT-Madras.
"During my (just concluded) US tour I saw the world has great expectations from India, which is growing... we will certainly ensure the welfare of India, and swiftly, but we will make it such a great nation that it will be useful for the world," he said.
Making the country great was not just the job of the Central government, but also its 130 crore citizens, he added.
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PM Modi at Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 at IIT-Madras: I congratulate the winners of the Hackathon & each and every young friend assembled here. Your willingness to confront challenges & find workable solutions is of much great value than just winning a challenge.
I congratulate all the participants and organizers for making this initiative a grand success. You are in Chennai, which offers rich culture, great heritage and good food. I request all participants, especially our friends from Singapore, to enjoy their stay in Chennai: PM Modi
Let the best brains in ASEAN countries compete to offer innovative solutions for reducing global warming & climate change: PM Modi
PM Modi also spoke at the airport. He said he was always delighted to be back in Chennai. "After 2019 elections, it is my first visit to the state. I am really thankful to all of you for such a warm welcome," he added.
PM Modi said, "During my visit to the United States of America, I said something in Tamil and I told the world that Tamil is one of the world's oldest languages. So even today, the language is being resonated across the United States."
Speaking at Chennai Airport. Watch. https://t.co/7qWBSkMO5R— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 30, 2019
PM arrived in Chennai on Monday Morning. He present prizes at the Singapore-India Hackathon and will watch the exhibition on IIT-Madras research park start-ups. He'll also be the chief guest at 56th convocation of IIT-Madras.
Tamil Nadu: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai. He will participate in the prize distribution ceremony of Singapore-India Hackathon and will watch the exhibition on IIT-Madras research park start-ups. He'll also be the chief guest at 56th convocation of IIT-Madras today. pic.twitter.com/FrfI4Vf3ZR— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2019