New Delhi, July 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a large Indian American community summit "Howdy, Modi!" on September 22 during his visit to the United States. The Texas India Forum, a Houston-based non-profit organisation, has hosted the summit. It is expected that the event will be attended by thousands of people to encourage and expand the partnership between India and the United States.
The organiser of the event said that the attendance will be free, but the attendees need to carry a pass. Registrations are open for passes and are available in howdymodi.org. Registration will be closed on 11:59 PM on July 24. India-US Trade Talks Hit Roadblock, Discussions Kept on Hold Till August: Report.
As per the press release, the programme will comprise of Prime Minister's speech followed by a cultural show by the Indian-American community. The event will be broadcast and will reach over 1 billion people in India and the United States. Narendra Modi Emerges World’s Most Powerful Person of 2019 in British Herald Poll; Beats Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Other Top Leaders.
"The event is expected to bring together tens of thousands of people to encourage and explore common interests and an expanded partnership between the United States and India’s fast-growing economy, according to a press release. Texas alone has over 500,000 Indian Americans, contributing significantly to signature sectors including space, energy, medicine, education, information technology, and business," the Press release noted.
“There is unprecedented synergy between our region and the aspirations of a ‘New India’ that Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents. The American dream shares many similarities with emerging Indian dream, and an event of this scale suggests an opportunity to build bridges across two great democracies,” said Jugal Malani, a convener of the 'Howdy, Modi!' organizing committee.