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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during a community reception at SAP Center in San Jose, California September 27, 2015.Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community of Silicon Valley at SAP Centre in San Jose on Sunday (California time).

Addressing the crowd of thousands, Modi asked for Silicon Valley's certificate after 16 months of his governance in India. "After 16 months, today I want your certificate. Am I working? Am I working for nation? Am I fulfilling promises?," he asked.

To which, the crowd responded with a unanimous, loud "yes".

Performances from Indian singer Kailash Kher and band, Nrityodaya Kathak Academy and dance troupe Mona Khan Company enthralled the audience while they waited to hear Modi speak at his grand reception.

Rajiv Satyal and Bollywood actress Ashvini Bhave are among the hosts of the grand reception of Modi.

Where to watch PM Narendra Modi's Silicon Valley speech live

The event has been organised by the Indo-American community in California. As many as 18,500 people have gathered for the event, that began at 5 pm PDT (California time) on Sunday and 5:30 am IST (India time) on Monday.

LIVE Updates (IST):

8:50 am:

8:49 am: Forgot to give you a good news, from 2nd Dec'15, Air India's direct flight from Delhi to San Francisco will fly thrice in a week: PM Modi

8:47 am: On its 70th Anniversary UN must clarify who's with terrorist &who stands with humanity,picture must be made clear: PM Modi

8:45 am: UN ki zimmedaari hai ki saaf kare, UN kisko terrorist, kisko maanvvaadi maanta hai; naksha saaf hona chaahiye: PM Modi

8:42 am: 'Good terrorism' ya 'Bad terrorism' se hum maanavata ki raksha nhi kar sakte, Terrorism, terrorism hota hai: PM Modi

8:40 am: UN still hasn't been able to define terrorism, if it will take so much time to define, how will we tackle it: PM Modi 

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8:34 am: Once I requested people of nation to give up their LPG subsidy for poor,I feel proud in saying 30 lakh people surrendered their subsidy: PM

8:31 am: We are moving ahead with 'JAM of all'; 'J' stands for Jandhan account, 'A' stands for 'Adhaar card' & 'M' stands for 'Mobile governance': PM

8:24 am: The way technology has given a new strength & direction to entire World, we've also initiatited 'Digital India' acknowledging that: PM Modi

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8:10 am: Maine kaha tha mai parishrama karne mein koi kami nhi chhodunga; Aaj 16 mahine ke baad mujhe aapka certificate chaahiye: PM Modi

8:09 am: You are well aware of what's happening around the world, which is why you stay updated on what's happening in India, what is Modi saying:PM

8:07 am: Who brought this change? This change was not brought by 'Modi Modi', but 125 crore Indians: PM Modi

8:06 am: There's a discussion going on across World that who does 21st Century belong to, everyone believes 21st century is Asia's: PM Modi

But now people are saying 21st Century is India's Century; World has started believing in this today: PM Modi

8:02 am:

8:01 am: Jayaprakash Narayan ji who led the movement when emergency was imposed in India in 1975, studied from California,this is the bond we've: PM

8 am: Its been 16 months since I have been to Delhi. I didnt know the routes and roads. A person like me was given the responsibility of India: PM

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7:55 am: Ab woh mauka aaya hai jaha har Hindustani ko, jis sanskaar ne hume yaha tak pohochaya hai woh humara intezaar kar rahi hai: #ModiAtSAPCenter

7:54 am: Brain drain can become brain gain, did anyone ever think about this. Thats why I have a different outlook towards this: PM

I see it as Brain Deposit, out to look for opportunities. When that comes this brain will gv back to India with interests: PM Modi

7:51 am: Aapki capability, innovations, commitment; aap yahin se baithe baithe duniya ko badalne par mazboor kar rhe hain: PM Modi

Aur jo badalne se inkaar karega wo 21st Century mein irrelevant hone wala hai: PM Modi

7:51 am: And people who decide not to move with this change will become irrelevant in the 21st Century: PM

Reason is your fingers at work on a computer. This commitment of you people, your innovation forces people all over the world to change: PM

7:50 am: Today in the entire world India has a new identity, a new image. The old image has been forced down, and there is a reason: PM

7:49 am:

7:48 am: I have come to Silicon Valley after 25 years

7:47 am: Mai kahunga 'Veer Bhagat Singh', aap kahenge 'Amar rhe Amar rhe': PM Narendra Modi at SAP Centre

7:46 am: Its 28th September in India, today was martyr Bhagat Singh's birthday, I bow down to him: PM Modi

7:45 am: Today is 27th September, and it's 28th September in India which is the birth anniversary of shaheed Bhagat singh: PM Modi

7:39 am: Prime Minister arrives at SAP centre amid chants of 'Modi'.

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7:27 am:

7:25 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives at SAP Centre in San Jose (California), will address Indian community shortly.

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6:48 am: Indian singer Kailash Kher performs at the grand reception of Modi at SAP centre San Jose.

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6:25 am: SAP Center in California abuzz with patriotism as PM's arrival comes close.

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Nobel laureate Michael Levitt, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, will be the distinguished guest at the event.

Indo-American Community of West Coast, which organised the event with 313 Indian-American organisations in the US, has planned a Madison Square Garden-like grand reception for Modi.

Modi's speech at the community reception will be aired live and will be available online on the website of Narendra Modi, YouTube channel of Narendra Modi and PMO India YouTube channel.

Live updates and information about Modi's address will be available at the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of American Community of West Coast and also on its website.

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