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PM Narendra Modi wraps up Silicon Valley tour with SAP Center speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a large gathering of Indian Americans at San Jose's SAP Center in Silicon Valley.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at SAP Centre, in San Jose, California on September 27, 2015 to address the Indian community living in US.

The Prime Minister being received by the organizers on his arrival. (Source: PIB)

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PM Modi being gifted a jersey of his name at the Silicon Valley event before he went on to address a large gathering of Indian Americans. (Source: PIB)

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PM Narendra Modi arrived at San Jose’s SAP Centre to a rousing welcome by an over 18,000-strong Indian diaspora. (Source: PIB)

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The event was perhaps as grand as the one during his last US visit at Madison Square Gardens. (Source: PIB)

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A number of elected US Congressmen and Congresswomen too attended the PM's San Jose address.

PM Modi with the organisers and US elected representatives at the SAP Centre. (Source: PIB)

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Addressing the Indian Americans in Silicon Valley, PM Modi said that the magic in the fingers of Indians here was responsible for changing the world’s perception of the country.

The audience reacts to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech. (San Jose Mercury News via AP)

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Standing on a podium that turned slowly so that he could address everyone present, Modi discarded the notion of brain drain, saying with Indians travelling the world and gaining experience, it was more of a “brain gain”. (Source: PIB)

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Asking the crowd to give him a certificate for his one-year performance, Modi gave an account of his government's achievements in the past 16 months. (Source: PIB)

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On the development front, Modi said India was growing at such a pace that the world has now come around to agree that the 21st century indeed belongs to India. (Source: PIB)

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Often having to pause for the cheering crowds to settle down, he said his confidence in the country stemmed from the fact that India was young. “A country with 800 million youth and 1.6 billion young arms cannot be held back.”

People watch PM Modi's speech on a large television screen at Arena Green East Park. (Bay Area News Group via AP)

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