Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Hindi as he addressed the 69th UN General Assembly Session in New York on September 28, 2014, during his 5-day visit to the US. Here is the full transcript of the Indian Prime Minister’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly:
Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, India
Mr President and distinguished delegates…
Let me first congratulate you on your election as the President of the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly.
It is a truly great honor to address you for the first time as the Prime Minister of India. I stand here conscious of the hopes and expectations of the people of India.
I am also mindful of the expectations of the world from 1.25 billion people. India is a country that constitutes one-sixth of humanity; a nation experiencing economic and social transformation on a scale rarely seen in history.
Every nation’s world view is shaped by its civilization and philosophical tradition. India’s ancient wisdom sees the world as one family. It is this timeless current of thought that gives India an unwavering belief in multilateralism.