Young people in cities like Mumbai Seol and Jakarta gives me hope: Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama who is running for a second term has said that young people in cities like Mumbai, Seoul and Jakarta, who are eager to use their knowledge for the benefit of mankind, have given him “hope” about the world.
Obama was addressing the world leaders from the UN General Assembly hall, his last address to a global audience before the November 6 presidential elections.
“What gives me the most hope is not the actions of leaders – it is the people I’ve seen. The American troops who have risked their lives and sacrificed their limbs for strangers half a world away. The students in Jakarta and Seoul who are eager to use their knowledge to benefit humankind… The young people in the favelas of Rio and the schools of Mumbai whose eyes shine with promise,” Obama said.
“These men, women and children of every race and every faith remind me that for every angry mob that gets shown on television, there are billions around the globe who share similar hopes and dreams. They tell us that there is a common heartbeat to humanity,” the president said.
He added that he witnessed during his four years as the president gives him “hope about the world we live in.”