Hollywood star Richard Gere praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday while leading a special yoga session at the UN headquarters in New York City.
He praised his message of “universal brotherhood and sisterhood.”
The seasoned actor, who starred in a number of blockbuster films such as Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, An Officer and a Gentleman, Chicago, Days of Heaven, and Intersection, was spotted doing yoga next to Modi on the grounds of the UN building in New York.
In an interview with ANI, Gere said, “It’s a lovely message. He (PM Modi) is an Indian culture product and comes from a vast place like Indian culture does. This message of universal brotherhood and sisterhood is the one we want to hear again and again.”
Csaba Korosi, the 77th president of the UNGA, Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, and Ruchira Kamboj, India’s permanent envoy to the UN, all attended the ceremony.
Digital evangelist Vala Afshar, award-winning storyteller Jay Shetty, Indian chef and restaurateur Vikas Khanna, and Grammy-winning musician Ricky Kej all made an appearance at the event.