"How are you doing, New York . . .
I hope, you are having, a good time . . .
Namaste . My greetings, to all those, watching on TVs, laptops, tablets and phones, as well .
This, is a great city . It has assimilated, the world, in itself .
Today, you have shown, that you also care, for the world outside .
I am truly delighted, to be here . In the open Central Park . And not inside, a closed Conference Room . . .
Among the Youth . Among you .
Because, you are the future . What you do Today, will decide, our Tomorrow .
I feel, a current of hope, in this Park . Among you, I feel confident about the future . . .
You are touching, the lives of those, who are not as fortunate, as you are . What an admirable act, this is . What a sacred mission .
For you to think, about those, who are far . Whose faces, you have not seen . Whose names, you do not know . Whose nationality, does not matter to you .
For you to convert, your thoughts into action . And devote, your time, and energy . So that others, may have a better future too
Those living in poverty . Without education . Without basic sanitation . Without opportunity . And worse, without hope . . .
I salute you . I feel proud, of each one of you . I am sure, your families, your friends, your nation, feels just as proud .
Some believe, that the world changes, with the wisdom of the old .
I think, that the idealism, innovation, energy and ‘can do’ attitude, of the youth, is even more powerful .
That is my hope, for India too . 800 million youth, joining hands, to transform our nation .
To put, the light of hope, in every eye . And, the joy of belief, in every heart. Lift people, out of poverty . Put clean water, and sanitation, within the reach of all . Make healthcare, available to all . A roof, over every head .
I know, it is possible . . .
Because, I feel, a new sense of purpose, energy, and will, in India .
Because, India’s youth, can see that, you are joining hands, with them .
Because, I believe, that we can speak with one voice . For one future . . .
That, is why, I am here .
Because, I believe in you . . .
Let me end, with a few lines in Sanskrit, that inspire me, personaly
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः।
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।
मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
May All, be prosperous, and happy .
May All, be free from illness .
May All, see what is spiritually uplifting .
May no one, suffer .
Om Peace, Peace, Peace ...
Thank you once again, for having me over .
Thanks in particular, to Hugh Jackman here .
God bless you all .
May the Force be with You ...”