Speaking during the radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama said: "When I first went to White House, I stood outside the same fence, I did not imagine I will be visiting it."

Obama's comment came after Modi's description of the first time he saw the White House and clicked a picture outside it.

"Both of us are blessed with rare opportunities coming from humble background. What is great about India or the US is a tea seller or someone born to a single mother like me, can lead our nations. It is an example of extraordinary opportunities in our nations," Obama said.

He said it was the government's responsibility therefore to ensure that opportunities were available to all children.

Obama said he will bring his daughters on his next India visit. He, however, said that may not be during his tenure as the president.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in response said Obama is always welcome to India, during or after his presidential tenure.

"They (Obama's daughters) wanted to come, but unfortunately every time they had school," he said during the "Mann Ki Baat" radio programme recorded with Obama. Obama said both his daughters, Malia and Sasha, are interested in India, its independence movement, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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