Chicago, Jan 11: President Barack Obama who will soon bid adieu to the White House, today delivered a farewell speech at McCormick Place, in Chicago, Illinois today.People had gathered in huge numbers to listen to their outgoing President. Obama started his speech by remembering his younger days spent in Chicago. “I can’t do that, said US President Barack Obama as crowd shouted “four more years”. He also said that America is a better and stronger place. The focus of Obama’s today’s speech was on democracy.
In his final speech to the nation, Obama further stated that a great gift our founders gave us. The freedom to chase our individual dreams through our sweat, toil, and imagination.
Things he said in his farewell speech:
- Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well wishes we have received in the past few weeks, tonight its my time to say thanks.
- Every day, I have learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
- I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it.
- Democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity; that we rise and fall as one.
- In 10 days, our country will witness hallmark of democracy, peaceful transition from one freely elected president to another.
President-elect Donald Trump will commence office from January 20th. The US politics is dealing with a rough phase at the moment as Russian interference in the presidential elections led to a high voltage drama.A popular figure will now leave the office keys in the hands of Donald Trump, who doesn’t really enjoy much of American support. Obama had earlier declared Trump an unfit person. Trump aims to make his own rules at the White House and show the exit doors to people who are not of his choice.
Obama was the 44th President of America and the first African-American president of US. The world will always remember Obama for eliminating Osama Bin Laden and ending Iran and Afghan wars. Also, recession had a bad effect on US and recovering from it was an uphill task for Obama, but he proved to be successful in it.
India-US relation under Obama’s leadership:
Under Obama’s leadership, India and US relations gained strength. He enjoyed working with India’s former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and hails Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘strong leader’. Earlier, he also described PM Modi’s journey “from poverty to Prime Minister” as one that reflects the dynamism and potential of India’s rise.
Barrack Obama had also accepted PM Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest of the 66th Republic day celebrations of India held on 26 January 2015.
Today, Mark Toner, US Deputy Spokesman of State Department, said US-India relations have strengthened in 8 yrs of Obama Administration. He also said that India’s playing outsized role in global issues; going to continue to work hard to strengthen the relationship, no matter who’s president.