Houston, September 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at Houston's George Bush International airport for the mega event "Howdy, Modi!" on Sunday. The event which will be attended by 50,000 Indian Americans is touted as the largest gathering for the elected foreign leader visiting the United States, except the Pope. During his trip, Indian Premier will also meet US President Donald Trump and also address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Howdy, Modi Event: PM Narendra Modi Tweets Saying US President Donald Trump's 'Special Gesture' of Offering to Join Him in Houston Highlights Strong India-US Ties.
According to his schedule for Saturday, PM Modi will head straight for a roundtable conference with oil sector CEOs. He will later have a brief interaction with the Indian diaspora and photo opp with them. Howdy,Modi! 2019 Date and Time in India: Schedule of The Mega Event Where PM Narendra Modi and Donald Trump Will Address Over 50,000 Indian-Americans.
Tweet by PMO:
PM @narendramodi landed in Houston a short while ago.
A packed programme awaits the Prime Minister during this USA visit, including events in New York in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/shNX5u3KWM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 21, 2019
On Sunday, PM Modi will attend the "Howdy, Modi" event at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium in Houston, Texan. President Trump's presence at the mega event marks a new milestone, PM Modi had said in his departure statement ahead of his US visit. This will be the first time that a US President will be an Indian-American community event with Indian Premier.
Welcoming Trump's "special gesture", the prime minister had said that it signifies the special bond between India and the USA and highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy.
From Houston, PM Modi will fly to New York where he will address the annual high-level United Nations General Assembly session in New York on September 27 and will have a packed agenda of bilateral and multilateral engagements.
Modi said that at the high-Level Segment of the 74th Session of the UNGA, he would reiterate New Delhi's commitment to reformed multilateralism, which is responsive, effective and inclusive, and in which India plays her due role.
(With PTI Inputs)