Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the audience at the opening session of the UN summit with ‘namaste’.
Wearing a brown bandgalla, the prime minister came to the podium and turned to the dais where those presiding over the session on Friday were seated and greeted them with a ‘namaste’.
On either side of the dais, large TV monitors showed Modi speaking while on a split screen a sign language interpreter relayed his speech.
His Hindi speech was simultaneously translated into English, Russian, French and Spanish and made available on earphones and on the internet.
Modi ended his speech with a ‘namaste’ to his audience.