"I have not taken a vacation even for 15 minutes since taking office," the Prime Minister said addressing some 20,000 cheering crowd at the Madison Square Garden here.

In his 75-minute-long speech, Modi said India has huge talents and the country has the potential to lead the world in the 21st Century.

"The 21st Century will be that of India. By 2020, only India will be in a position to provide work force to the world," he said.

"Today India is the most youthful nation of this world. Today 65 percent population of the country are below the age of 35 years. What more asset a nation requires whose 65 percent population is below 35 years of age," he said.

The Prime Minister said he was determined to make development a mass movement and affirmed that India will move ahead at a rapid pace.

"A nation, whose youths are committed to make the future of the country, will not have to look behind. This country is going to progress with the support of the youths," he said as the crowd continuously cheered him.

Listing out India's advantages, the Prime Minister said that its three strengths were democracy, demographic dividend in which 65 per cent of its population was under 35 years, and the demand for India because it was a huge market.

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