At the time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was being welcomed at Houston airport on Saturday, he made a small gesture of picking up flowers that fell on the ground, which left netizens impressed with his humility.
PM Modi arrived in Houston, Texas on his week-long visit to the US, to attend the 'Howdy, Modi!' event on Sunday.
As soon as PM Modi disembarked from his plane, he received a warm welcome by Indian and American officials at the airport.
When one of the woman officials handed over a flower bouquet to PM Modi. During this moment, some flowers fell on the red carpet. The Prime Minister immediately picked up the flowers and handed them over to one of his security personnel.
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This presence of mind of Modi left many on social media impressed with many wondering if the PM's gesture was towards 'Swachhta Abhiyan'.
"Was that a belief of not crushing part of the plant with feet or was it a gesture towards Swachhta Abhiyan?," a Twitter user wrote.
"Where PM Narendra Modi spontaneously picks up a flower or a stem, which had fallen on the ground from a bouquet presented to him, and hands it over to his security staff. Simplicity!" wrote another user.
Some Twitter users said this was a manifestation of the down to earth nature of the Prime Minister.
"A part of that bouquet fallen on the ground was picked up by NAMO. Such is the down to earth nature of our PM that he doesn't even care for any protocol," wrote a Twitter user.