"Today I am in your midst, is there any allegation of corruption against me," he asked to wildly cheering Indian community members. "Today I want to assure you I will live and die for the country," said the prime minister to chants of 'Modi, Modi'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also saluted Indian techies for changing the image and perception of India with the magic of  their fingers at the computers."Today there is a new image of India, a new perception of India in the world," he said addressing a mammoth crowd of Indian diaspora at San Jose's SAP Centre yesterday night.

"Sitting here, with your innovations, you are compelling the world to change. And the people who refuse to change, are soon going to become irrelevant."

At one time there were discussions in India that the 'brain drain' has  to stop, the prime minister said."No one thought the brain drain could also be converted into 'brain gain'.And when the time comes, this will come to the use of 'Maa Bharat'.

Coming to California after 25 years Modi said: "I am experiencing a vibrant image of India in California today. I can see a lot of change."

At the outset Modi paid tributes to Indian freedom revolutionary Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary and exhorted the crowd to respond to his call of 'Vir Bhagat Singh' with 'Amar Rahe Amar Rahe'.

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