Here are the top 10 quotes of Obama that swayed the nation during his three day visit to India:
1. “Senorita, bade bade deshon mein….
“Senorita, bade bade deshon mein…or something. You know what I mean,” he said as he brought the house down.
It was when the US President Barack Obama began his speech with a ‘Namaste’ and went on to recite the famous line from Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge while addressing the Townhall on January 27.
2. “Nothing fills me with more hope than listening to India’s youth,” said Obama at the Siri Fort auditorium filled with students and activists.
3. “The world would be a lot safer when our two democracies stand together,” President Obama said, speaking about the future of India-US ties.
4. “Every Indian should celebrate the success of Shahrukh Khan, Mary Kom, Milkha Singh equally, not by colour of skin or worship,” said Obama when he talked about the religious freedom.
5. “Every daughter is as important as a son. Incredible to see all the women in the Indian armed forces.”
6. “The dreams of those who do menial jobs are just as worthy as ours. Luckily we live in countries where they can dream. In India and US, the grandson of a cook can be president, son of a dalit as president, tea-seller a prime minister.”
7. “India represents intersection of two men who have inspired me: Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Those two great souls are why we’re here today.”
8. “Modi treated me to chai pe charcha; we need more of those in the White House.”
9. “A world without nuclear weapons, that should be the goal for us.”
10. “In the end, I would like to say chalein saath saath.”