Highlights: Modi mania grips Wembley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community at the Wembley Stadium in London.

Here are the highlights:

Modi: Let us all participate in India’s journey towards development.

Modi: The colour of our passports don’t matter, we are united by the colour of our blood. You have the right to India, as much I have right to the country

PM Modi announces Air India flight between London and Ahmedabad.

Modi: The decision to merge PIO and OCI had caused some problems for some people. Now we have addressed all of that. There is now an e-portal to help you with all your issues with Visa, PIO & OCI.

Modi talks about #SelfieWithDaughter campaign

Moid: What you see on the TV screen is not India. India much deeper, bigger than what newspaper headlines say

Modi: Be it Skill India or Digital India, we are working towards it all

Modi: Be it the World Bank or IMF, all say India is the fastest growing economy

Modi: Two dreams that we are working towards- a clean India and India with 24/7 electricity

Modi: We have taken onus of bringing together countries, which can develop solar power.India will play a lead role

Modi: India must be transformed into ‘Modern India’; India will soon be at par with all developed nations

Modi: We want to become self-dependent in defence sector. Top defence companies at India’s doors to explore business opportunities

Modi: We want to balance the two FDIs- Foreign Direct Investment and First Develop India

Modi: For the first time in the London Stock Exchange, Indian Railways has come with a rupee bond

Modi: When we think of rupee bond, we think of James Bond. Take it further we think of Brooke Bond

Modi: We have completed the work of building girls’ toilets in each and every school in India

Modi: When I stood at the Red Fort and talked about cleanliness, people raised their eyebrows. But if my Bharat Mata is clean and swacch, won’t we all be proud and happy?

Modi: 18000 villages in India need electricity. In next 1000 days we will ensure they get it.

Modi: The pace and direction of progress in India is such that the fruits of development will be seen very soon

Modi: Responsibility to fight terrorism and global warming is every human’s and every nation’s. India can show the World the path to fight both terrorism and global warming. We are already on that path and we will stick to it.

Modi: Whenever world leaders meet these two topics are discussed: terrorism and global warming

Modi: You all are true ambassadors of India in UK. Wherever we go we show people how to live in harmony, how to care for everyone around. The Indian community across the world is responsible for creating India’s true identity.

Modi: If people understand Sufi philosophy, they will never pick up a gun

Modi: Grateful to David Cameron as UK Law Body reinstated Indian Barrister&Nationalist Shyamji Krishna Verma after over 100 years

Modi: Which Indian wouldn’t be proud to see a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of British Parliament

Modi: Whenever I meet PM Cameron, I find that he is very proud of the Indian community in UK

Modi: The country which has so many young people can never remain backwards & its development can’t be stalled

Modi: There is no reason for India to remain poor, we harbor poverty for no reason

Modi: I was told London will be cold, but your warm welcome makes me feel at home

PM Modi to NRIs: You are the heartbeat of the relationship between India and the UK

Modi: This is a historic day, a big thank you for being here. What a great partnership!

PM Modi begins his address. Unlike Madison Sq Gardens and SAP Center, chooses to speak in English

Cameron: Acche din, zaroor aaega

Cameron: Team India and Team UK, together we are a winning combination

Cameron: We stand together against terrorism. You suffered in Mumbai, we suffered in London. Together we will defeat them

Cameron: When it comes to UN we know what needs to happen- India with a permanent seat at the UN Security Council

Cameron: PM Modi & I govern in challenging times but we are united by the scale of our ambition

Cameron: Won’t be long before there is a British Indian Prime Minister in Downing Street

Cameron: This is the most spectacular celebration of British Indian relations we have ever seen

UK PM Cameron starts his speech with “Namaste Wembley”


PM Modi arrives with UK PM David Cameron on stage at Wembley Stadium

Actor Rishi Kapoor goes nostalgic; thanks Wembley for playing “Mera joota hai Japani” and “Bachna Ae Haseeno”

The crowd at Wembley Stadium is chanting “Modi, Modi, Modi!”


Indian-origin British singer Jay Sean performs at London’s Wembley Stadium.

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Medley of Punjabi dhol, Maharashtrian dhol tasha and pipe band rocks London’s Wembley Stadium.


Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor performs a foot-tapping number.


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