Narendra Modi to address 'Howdy, Modi' summit in Texas on 22 September; business, community leaders to attend

This will be Modi's first trip to the United States for after his landslide victory in the Indian general elections earlier this year.

Asian News International July 18, 2019 16:13:45 IST
Narendra Modi to address 'Howdy, Modi' summit in Texas on 22 September; business, community leaders to attend
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a community summit 'Howdy, Modi!' on 22 September during his visit to the United States.

  • The summit will be hosted by the Texas India Forum in Houston.

  • Hundreds of prominent business and community leaders from across the United States are expected to attend the summit.

Houston (US): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a community summit 'Howdy, Modi!' on 22 September during his visit to the United States.

The summit will be hosted by the Texas India Forum in Houston.

Narendra Modi to address Howdy Modi summit in Texas on 22 September business community leaders to attend

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

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, said a statement from the Texas India Forum.

"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," Jugal Malani, a convener of the 'Howdy, Modi!' organising committee, was quoted as saying in the statement.

Hundreds of prominent business and community leaders from across the United States are expected to attend the summit.

In addition to the prime minister's address, the event is expected to include a cultural programme that will showcase the Indian-American community and will be broadcast live and on television channels reaching over one billion people across the United States and India, the statement said.

This will be Modi's first trip to the United States for after his landslide victory in the Indian general elections earlier this year.

The prime minister has previously addressed similar gatherings at Madison Square Garden in New York and the SAP Centre in San Jose.

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