Obama praises Modi in Time Magazine article, terms him India's 'Reformer-in-Chief'

North Gazette News/New Delhi
US President Barack Obama on Thursday praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an article published in Time Magazine and termed him India’s Reformer-in-Chief.

As per reports, Obama praised Modi in Time Magazine article that was published today for which Indian Prime Minister thanked him and termed his views as ‘touching and inspiring’.

Obama in the article said, (Text courtesy Time Magazine www.time.com) “As a boy, Narendra Modi helped his father sell 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”.

Obama further wrote, “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,” US President Obama further wrote in Time magazine article.