Houston, September 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a week-long tour to the United States of America (USA), won hearts of netizens with his humble gesture at the Houston airport in Texas. The Prime Minister, who arrived in Houston on Saturday, received a warm welcome at the airport, but a heart-warming gesture by him left many on social media impressed. On his arrival at the airport, the Prime Minister was handed a large bouquet. In the video by ANI, the Prime Minister unhesitatingly is seen bending down to pick up the flower stalk of the bouquet that fell down on the ground. The gesture highlights Modi's humility and his sense of cleanliness and simplicity. Modi in Houston: Prime Minister Receives Warm Welcome, MEA Terms Meeting With CEOs From Energy Sector As ‘Fruitful’.
In the video that was widely appreciated on social media, the Prime Minister is seen greeting officials while walking down the carpet. After being handed a bouquet of flowers, a flower stalk falls down, following which the Prime Minister himself bends to pick it up instead of waiting for someone to do it or stepping over the stalk.
Watch Video: Here's PM Modi's Humble Gesture That Won Hearts
#WATCH United States: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Houston, Texas. He has been received by Director, Trade and International Affairs, Christopher Olson and other officials. US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla also present. pic.twitter.com/3CqvtHkXlk
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2019
Here are the tweets:
PM Modi Wins Hearts
Was that a belief of not crushing part of plant with feet or was it a gesture towards Swachhta Abhiyan? Watch at 00:50 in the video.@narendramodi 🙏#InternationalDayOfPeace#ArmyReadyToLiberateIOK#SaturdayThoughts#PMModi #Houston #SwachhataAbhiyan #SwachhBharatMission
— JITENDRA SHARMA (@JITENDRA1443) September 21, 2019
Swachhta Abhiyan in the US
Modi's Swachhta Abhiyan in the US!
During ceremonial welcome on reaching Houston, PM Narendra Modi spontaneously picked up a flower/stem which had fallen on the ground from a bouquet presented to him & handed it to his security staff #SwachhBharatMission #ModiInUSA #HowdyMody pic.twitter.com/R4g2aLJjd7
— Kumar Shakti Shekhar (@ShaktiShekhar) September 21, 2019
Down to Earth Attitude!
Can’t be so spontaneous if it was a belief of not crushing plant or swach Bharat gesture.. it’s just good upbringing and down to earth attitude of the man.. A prime minister later..a good human being first!!!
— RAM AGARWAL (@HereIamRam) September 22, 2019
No Protocol for Cleanliness
A part of that bouquet fallen on ground was picked up by NAMO
Such is the down to earth nature of our PM that he doesn't even cares for any protocol.
— Rishi Mishra (@RishiMishra_) September 21, 2019
अमेरिका में भी स्वच्छता अभियान चला रखा है मोदी जी ने 👌👌
— राjeev™🇮🇳 (@RajeevTiwariIND) September 21, 2019
The Prime Minister began his week-long visit to the US on Saturday that will see him hold talks with President Donald Trump and also address the UNGA. On Sunday, he will attend the mega 'Howdy Modi' event that will see a 50,000 crowd of Indian diaspora gather. Moreover, the grand event will also be attended by US President Trump in a rare gesture.