Ahmedabad : On Monday, US President Donald Trump invoked Swami Vivekananda during his speech at ‘Namaste Trump” event held at Motera cricket Stadium in Ahmedbad.
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“As the great religious teacher Swami Vivekananda once said, ‘the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him, that moment I am free’,” he said while addressing a mammoth crowd at the world’s largest cricket stadium.
“In America and in India, we all know that we are born for a higher purpose to reach towards our fuller potential to work toward excellence and perfection and to give all glory to God,” Trump added.
Around 1 lakh people gathered for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister , Governor and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly were also present at the stadium.
The ‘Namaste Trump’ events is based on the lines of the ‘Howdy Modi’ programme that was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump during the former’s trip to Houston last September.