In the wake of President Obama’s historic trip to India, Kal Penn released a video breakdown of the visit on The White House’s YouTube account, titled “On Board With Kal Penn.”
The comedian, perhaps best known for his role in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and member of the President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities has been traveling with the president on his round the world trip, chronicling his exploits, which included a three-day visit to India.
Penn, born Kalpen Suresh Modi, highlights the relationship between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama — citing their first meeting in Washington last September, in which “they hit it off” and the apparent bromance between the two heads of state has flourished ever since. Following the meeting though, Modi took the unprecedented step of inviting the president to India’s Republic Day parade as its “chief guest” — the first time an American president has had the honor of attending the event commemorating the adoption of India’s constitution.
“This is much more than just a symbolic visit,” Penn points out. “This is actually an opportunity for the world’s largest democracy, India, and the world’s old democracy, America, to engage further on some major issues affecting both nations. And who doesn’t like democracy? Well, I can think of some people who don’t love democracy, but we’re not talking about those people today.”
Penn underscores the wide array of topics discussed at the bilateral meetings in New Delhi, including closer economic ties, civil nuclear understanding, developing clean energy, fundamental freedoms, defense initiatives and much more.
“Now it’s off to Saudi Arabia,” signed off Penn, hinting at another video in the near future.
Watch video via WhiteHouse.gov.