From Chaiwala to Beacon of Democracy: How Ivanka Trump described ‘extraordinary’ story of PM Modi

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Hyderabad | Published: November 28, 2017 7:10:25 PM

GES 2017: Ivanka Trump on Tuesday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017.

ivanka trump, narendra modi, global entrepreneurship summit 2017, ges 2017, ivanka modi, hyderabadHyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Ivanka Trump, the Advisor to the President of United States, on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

GES 2017: Ivanka Trump on Tuesday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. While highlighting the extraordinary rise of PM Modi from humble background to the prime minister of world’s largest democracy, the US first daughter and official advisor of her father US President Donald Trump, Ivanka said, “…And thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for joining us here today – and for all that you are doing to build India as a thriving economy – a beacon of democracy – and a symbol of hope to the world. What you are achieving is truly extraordinary.”

“From your childhood selling tea to your election as India’s Prime Minister, you’ve proven that transformational change is possible. And now you are bringing that promise to hundreds of millions of people across your country. Thank you,” she said.

Ivanka said she is confident that India will continue to grow under the leadership of PM Modi. “Through your own enterprise, entrepreneurship, and hard work, the people of India have lifted more than 130 million citizens out of poverty – a remarkable improvement, and one I know will continue to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.”

“All of you are helping India’s middle class reach its goal of nearly 500 million people by 2030. You have opened new universities across the Country. Your doctors and scientists are discovering medical cures and life-saving technologies. Your engineers and architects have built modern wonders that grace your skies. And Indian spacecraft have traveled to the Moon and to Mars.”

India is hosting the Global Entrepreneurship for the first time. Ivanka said the people of India “inspire” her. She also noted that the GES highlights the strong relationship shared by the US and India.

“This is the first time India has hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations. As President Trump said earlier this year: India has a true friend in the White House,” Ivanka said.

Ivanka had special praise for the historical city of Hyderbabad- the city known for pearls and biriyani and now transformed into a global tech centre.

“It’s wonderful to be in this ancient city (Hyderabad) brimming with transformative technology – now, your tech centers may even outshine your world-famous Biryani. CEOs like Microsoft’s Satya Nadella went to school right here in Hyderabad. Just a few kilometers away, T-hub’s brand new facility is set to open next year – and will become the largest incubator in Asia.

“In this “City of Pearls” the greatest treasure is YOU – the dreamers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who never give up – never abandon your aspirations – and always strive for a better tomorrow,” Ivanka said.

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