AP/ PTI Photo Washington: US Vice President Kamla Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a lunch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (June 23). At the luncheon event, PM Modi said, “Thank you very much for this grand welcome. The melodious tune of India-US relations is composed by the ties between our peoples.” Let us inform that PM Modi is on a state visit to America from 21 to 24 June. During this, PM Modi also mentioned the relation of US Vice President Kamala Harris with India. PM Modi said during his address, “First of all, I would like to thank Vice President Kamala Harris, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken for this grand welcome. I also express my heartfelt gratitude for the warm words spoken by both of you. It is a pleasure for me to once again be present among you all at the State Department today.” “Thank you so much for this grand welcome. The sweet melody of India-US relationship is composed by our people-to-people relations,” says PM Modi at state luncheon hosted at the White House.#PMModiUSVisit pic.twitter.com/ D5orvccTnN — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 23, 2023 Kamala Harris’s mother did not let her relationship with India break, the PM said, “Vice President Kamala Harris’s mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan came to America from India in 1958. At that time most people did not have a phone. That’s why his mother used to send letters to her family members by hand writing them. He never let the ties with India break, maintained a vibrancy. Make the most of whatever medium is available. Was constantly engaged in connecting India with their American lives. Despite the distance of thousands of miles, India was always close to him. Madam Vice President, you have taken this inspiration of his to new heights today. Also read PM Modi said, “In the last three days, I attended many meetings, discussed many topics. One thing was common in all these meetings, everyone was unanimous that the friendship and cooperation between the people of India and America should be further deepened. The melodious song of India-America relations has been threaded by people-to-people voices. We get to see examples of these relations at every step. India’s stories inspired me: Kamala Harris Earlier, US Vice President Kamala Harris said that India has influence around the world. Stories from India have inspired me a lot. While doing her grandfather, Kamala Harris said that the history and education of India has influenced not only me but the whole world. India has inspired crores of people across the world, be it through philosophy or civil disobedience or commitment to democracy. Being the Vice President of America, I have visited many countries and also in India. India-made vaccine reached South-East Asia, with the help of which many lives could be saved.