San Jose, Sept 28: California's SAP Center at San Jose is all vibrant with the colours of India. Certainly, the Indian diaspora here has left no stones unturned to welcome the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The stage is set with Kailash Kher's musical renditions. However, the agenda is not lost. Narendra Modi is meeting the Indian diaspora to show them the vision of India in the future and urge them to come back to their country of origin. With business and trade affairs booming, Modi will highlight the economic stature of India in the future.
9.13 am: San Jose, California: PM Narendra Modi leaves for New York
8.49 am: PM Narendra Modi concludes his speech at SAP Centre in San Jose, California
8.48 am: PM Modi announces direct Air India flights from New Delhi to San Francisco.
8.46 am: PM Modi concludes his speech at the SAP center with a chorus of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and ' Veer Bhagat Singh Amar Rahe'
8.44 am: We are harbingers of peace. We come from the land of Gandhi and Buddha: PM Modi
8.42 am: Terrorism is terrorism, there is no good terrorism and bad terrorism: PM Modi.
8.37 am: There are two major challenges that face the world today- global warming and terrorism: PM Modi
8.34 am: Once I requested people of nation to give up their LPG subsidy for poor,I feel proud in saying 30 lakh people surrendered their subsidy: PM Narendra Modi.
8.31 am: We are moving ahead with 'JAM of all'; 'J' stands for Jandhan account, 'A' stands for 'Adhaar card' and 'M' stands for 'Mobile governance': PM Modi
8.25 am: The way technology has given a new strength and direction to entire World, we've also initiatited 'Digital India' acknowledging that: PM Modi.
8.24 am: e-governance is effective governance, it is the most economic governance, says PM Modi.
8.20 am: India is the first country in the world to have successfully launched the Mars mission in its first attempt: PM Narendra Modi.
8.18 am: A nation with 800 million youths and 1600 million arms can achieve anything: PM Narendra Modi.
8.17 am: I have faith in the nation because India is youthful. 65% of our population is under the age of 35: PM Narendra Modi.
8.14 am: Today I stand in front of you, do I have any allegations of corruption against me, asks PM Narendra Modi
8.12 am: I want your certificate that I have worked hard, fulfilled promises: PM Narendra Modi.
8.10 am: You are well aware of what's happening around the world, which is why you stay updated on what's happening in India, what is Modi saying:PM Modi.
8.08 am: There was time India was desperate to catch up with the world. Today the world is wants to be associated with India: PM Narendra Modi
8.05 am: This change is not because of me, but because of 1.25 billion Indians: PM Modi.
8.04 am: The world has started to believe that the 21st century now belongs to India: PM Modi.
8.02 am: I'm trying my best to live up to everyone's expectations. Today, India is looked up to with hopes and dreams: PM Modi
Im trying my best to live up to everyone's expectations. Today, India is looked up to with hopes and dreams: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/DiQQsyF6FL— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2015
7.59 am: Who can forget the contribution of the Ghadar Party in India's freedom struggle: PM Modi.
7.57 am: Our Sikh brothers came here years ago and began living here. When Indian wanted freedom here too there was a movement for India's freedom: PM Modi.
7.54 am: All of you have added to India's image in the world. I want to thank you for this: PM Modi.
Bharat ko gaurav dilaane mei, sammaan dilaane kay liye aap logon ne jo kiya uska mai abhinandan karta hu: PM pic.twitter.com/hIijY9SHMv— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2015
7.53 am: Did anybody ever think that this brain drain could become brain gain?: PM Modi.
7.50 am: I am experiencing India's vibrant image in California, says PM Narendra Modi.
7.47 am: Its 28th September in India, today was martyr Bhagat Singh's birthday, I bow down to him: PM Modi
Its 28th September in India, today was martyr Bhagat Singh's birthday, I bow down to him: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/KTvTInZMT1— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2015
7.45 am: PM Modi pays tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary in his speech.
7.43 am: PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian community at SAP Centre
7.41 am: PM Narendra Modi to address Indian community at SAP Centre in San Jose (California) shortly
7.37 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives at SAP Centre in San Jose (California) to address the Indian community
7.35 am: Congressmen and women lining up on stage to welcome PM Narendra Modi on stage at SAP event.
7.30 am: PM Modi presented with San Jose Sharks jerseys by elected lawmakers from California & elsewhere at SAP Centre
PM Modi presented with San Jose Sharks jerseys by elected lawmakers from California & elsewhere at SAP Centre pic.twitter.com/uuxAdNt0c6— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2015
7:25 am: Modi reaches SAP center.
7:00 am: SAP center booms with Kailash Kher's musical renditions.